Magazines for the Administrative Assistant

Laughing all the Way to Work

I just got my new issue of OfficePro (the IAAP magazine for office professionals) and it was a great read on the bus the last few mornings. If you are already a member of IAAP the magazine comes as part of your membership. Another magazine that I would recommend for the Administrative Assistant is AdminAdvantage. This magazine is in electronic form and will be delivered to your email address.

2007 135

Executives and Assistants are Struggling Today

Office Dynamics

[This article was originally posted at Executive Secretary Magazine.]. As founder and CEO of Office Dynamics International, I have been on the “other side of the desk” for 25 years. There is no greater relationship in the workplace than that of an executive and an Assistant. I can honestly say that because of my experience in the administrative profession for 20 years in a variety of organizations.

2015 153

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Own Your Story: Past, Present and Future

Office Dynamics

My very first International speaking opportunity on behalf of Office Dynamics International! Join the blog-a-thon in honor of administrative professionals and be entered to win some awesome prizes (like a subscription to Executive Secretary Magazine !). I’m preparing this post early but when you read this, I’ll have just given my presentation #OwnIt, How to Own Your Story and Win at Life at the Executive Secretary Live in London.

2016 111

Smallbizlabs Bidding on Newsweek

Small Business Labs

Small Business Blogs Entrepreneur Magazine Blog Entrepreneurship & Education at the Kauffman Foundation Fresh Inc. Blog powered by TypePad Member since 01/2005 « More Evidence Facebook is Taking Over the Web | Main | Increase in Unemployment Rate Good News » May 06, 2010 Smallbizlabs Bidding on Newsweek The popular magazine Newsweek is for sale. 

2010 107

Wall Street Journal on the Two-Track Economy

Small Business Labs

Small Business Blogs Entrepreneur Magazine Blog Entrepreneurship & Education at the Kauffman Foundation Fresh Inc. The article looks at how companies with a large exposure to international markets are faring versus companies that are dependent on the US.  As the WSJ article points out, large corporations are aggressively pursuing faster growing international markets. 

2010 136

Never Spend Your Money on These Things

Dumb Little Man

Magazine Subscriptions. If you have a hobby that consumes your every waking thought, a magazine subscription seems like a great way to not only support the industry surrounding your pastime but to keep up to date with all the latest goings on. However, a magazine subscription, at £5 or more per issue, soon adds up to a massive drain on your finances. These days, magazines are dying a death thanks to the internet.

2020 131

Do you have a job or a career?

Laughing all the Way to Work

Many professional organizations are looking for professionals to submit articles for publishing in their newsletters and magazines. Tags: International Association of Administrative Professionals paycheque job or career IAAP career Administrative Assistant Job Interview The Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary defines Career as “the job or series of jobs that you do during your working life, especially if you continue to get better jobs and earn more money.”.

2007 100

Getting buy in from the boss

Practically Perfect PA

Internal & External Training. Magazine Subscriptions. Support for an Internal PA Network. Internal & External Training: The first external conference that I ever attended was Square Meal Venues and Events. This eventually enabled me to then request paid internal and external training. The best way for me to do this was to do an internal time management course. “Succeeding in business is all about making connections.

2017 163

Great resources for assistants on Twitter

Practically Perfect PA

Lucybrazier: Owner of Executive Secretary Magazine and the VA magazine. PALifeMag: A magazine aiming to make your work life less stressful and more efficient. Susie_Castalia: International exec PA coach, trainer and speaker. Earlier this week I wrote a piece on Social Media Do’s and Don’ts for assistants so I thought I would carry on with that theme and try to convince you all to join Twitter! Twitter really is a great place for learning as well as being social.

Administrative Training Sources – Friends of Office Dynamics

Office Dynamics

Executive Secretary Magazine– Lucy Brazier. With a history of cross-promotion, the Executive Secretary Magazine and Office Dynamics team have been working very hard to encourage the administrative field with forward progress and thinking. Joanne Linden is President and Master Trainer at AdminUniverse as well as an authorized user and training facilitator for the Star Achievement Series® created by Joan Burge, founder and CEO, of Office Dynamics International.

Day in the life: Diana Brandl, Senior EA at Mister Spex

Practically Perfect PA

I also love to share my knowledge and expertise with the Office Admin industry and therefore accept international speaking engagements and writing opportunities. I am a proud member of IMA (International Management Assistants) since 2006. We also cooperate with the team around Lucy Brazier and Executive Secretary Magazine, which offers even more training and conference opportunities.

2017 144

7 Ways to Position Yourself as an Admin Leader

Eat Your Career

Executive Secretary magazine is a very popular, global admin-specific publication and it’s a great place to submit your first inquiry. The International Association for Administrative Professionals is the leading association for admins. As a proud former administrative professional , I’ve always enjoyed being a part of the admin community. In fact, from the moment I got involved in the field, I wanted to be an admin leader. I felt called to it from day 1.

2019 160

Use Pinterest to Plan Your Next Vacation — Here’s How

Dumb Little Man

Explore beyond travel guidebooks and magazines. See Also: Strange International Laws Every Tourist Should Know . Half the fun of going on a trip is in the planning: picking out restaurants, dreaming about the sights, and mapping out new destinations to explore. The internet has made the process so much easier than ever before. One of the most valuable tools at a trip planners’ fingertips is Pinterest. Yes, Pinterest.

2016 209

Chinese Businesses Renting White Guys

Small Business Labs

Foreign Policy magazine has an article on the phenomenon of Chinese companies employing white Americans on a part-time basis.  Having a white guy around meant the company was hip and "kokusai" - meaning international.   According to the article, they are looking for white American males "to sit near the front of an office or to join in on meetings because it apparently adds a level of sophistication."

2012 134

10 Must Follow Admin Resources On Twitter

Office Dynamics

In fact, there is an event called #AdminChat that’s just for assistants – a free event that happens with a select resource, weekly, hosted by Executive Secretary Magazine (another phenomenal administrative resource). Finalist – PPA Independent Publisher’s Business Magazine of the Year 2013 – Lucy has been a supreme collaborator and provider of quality content for administrative professionals. Twitter was founded March 21, 2006.

Use Pinterest to Plan Your Next Vacation — Here’s How

Dumb Little Man

Explore beyond travel guidebooks and magazines. See Also: Strange International Laws Every Tourist Should Know . Half the fun of going on a trip is in the planning: picking out restaurants, dreaming about the sights, and mapping out new destinations to explore. The internet has made the process so much easier than ever before. One of the most valuable tools at a trip planners’ fingertips is Pinterest. Yes, Pinterest.

2016 159

The Good, Better, Best of Professional Development for Admins

Jen Lawrence

International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP). Check out this list hosted by Executive Secretary Magazine. Webinars, books, magazines, courses. Executive Secretary Magazine. A few years ago, I interviewed to be the executive assistant to the CEO of a biomedical company.

2018 40

Some training suggestions for assistants

Practically Perfect PA

Internal training and graduate programmes. If your company has an internal training programme which could be online do take the time to have a look at the options. Executive Secretary Magazine has a good up to date list on their website. Professional publications such as Olé Magazine or PA Life. I did go on an internal course which was an introduction to Neuro Linguistic Programming.

The Conference and Hospitality Show and The Ultimate Travel Itinerary slides

Practically Perfect PA

Lucy Brazier from Executive Secretary Magazine updated the audience on the International Year of the Secretary and Assistant– they are doing great things so do check out their LinkedIn Group ! Thanks to Jamila Juma-Ware ?@Justjampr Justjampr for the most flattering pic! A few weeks ago I spoke at the Conference and Hospitality show in Leeds. For a regional show I was impressed with the variety of exhibitors and the number of attendees.

2014 121

A day in the life: Alison Boler, ITV

Practically Perfect PA

I give PA support to each boss including diary management, booking international travel, preparing contracts, documents and papers. I was also awarded runner up in the Hays Executive PA Magazine 2012 PA of the Year Award – this was a huge achievement for me and it changed my life, making me realise my potential and encouraged me to keep pushing myself forwards. What are the main aspects of your role? Supporting three Heads of Legal & Business Affairs at ITV.

2014 201

Finding a Connection to Your Future

Dumb Little Man

He invented the metal detector and helped relaunch the National Geographic Magazine. Since people see the world differently, expand understanding of internal (you) and external (other individuals) with observation, not labels. A man of many successes and struggles, Alexander Graham Bell is the perfect example of a man who knows the importance of connecting to the future. He gave his wife Mabel, who was deaf, 1497 shares of his 1507 total shares in the Bell Telephone Company.

2017 132

How to Really Love Yourself From the Inside Out

Dumb Little Man

Media outlets, such as TV shows, movies, advertisements, magazines, and social media, infiltrate her mind with unattainable standards for beauty. Dealing with it on an individual level involves making concerted efforts towards bringing about an internal shift within young girls and women. The concept of self-love and total body acceptance has become such ubiquitous topics that they seem almost trite and common. But do you really know how to really love yourself?

2018 141

Braving Burnout: How to Go on When it Feels Like There’s Nowhere to Go

Productivityist

Burnout is now included in the International Classification of Diseases released by the World Health Organization, as a medical condition. While motivation is difficult to understand and muster at times (according to Foundr Magazine ), if you are constantly negative towards your job or projects, this can be a sign of burnout. Photo by Marcel Hol from FreeImages. The following post is a guest contribution from Stewart Dunlop.

2019 87

Remember to visit CTI at the Office* Show next week

Practically Perfect PA

CTI will be holding an after show drinks reception on the 7th October in partnership with Qatar Airlines and PA Life Magazine which will be a great opportunity for assistants to networking and enjoy a drink or two! This post is sponsored by Corporate Travel International (CTI). I can’t believe the Office* Show will be 5 years old next week!

2014 121

Consider Yourself A Leader

Office Dynamics

Joan Burge, Founder and CEO, Office Dynamics International recently shared her take on the administrative professionals role as leaders in Executive Secretary Magazine. This question is for you if you’re in an administrative role. Doyou consider yourself a leader? Administrative professionals and executiveassistants often see themselves in their supportroles as being non-leaders. Nothing, however,could be further from the truth!

2014 111

Top tip guide to managing global ground transport

Practically Perfect PA

If you need an international service, check that your service provider operates in all the countries on your itinerary. If they can, you can save yourself loads of time and you won’t have to manage any international payments and exchange rates. Please note: Some of the content discussed in this article was covered in PA Life Magazine issue 17. It sounds simple.

2014 171

The Practically Perfect PA Advisory Panel

Practically Perfect PA

Lorraine is an Executive Assistant with almost 20 years’ experience working with high-achieving “24/7” senior executives in large, international companies. Here is just one such interview with ES Magazine. Practically Perfect PA has now been up and running for 5 years. Over that time, I have seen the blog grow and grow and grow! There are now over 11,000 of you signed up to the blog posts and newsletters and we attract over 90,000 visitors each month on the website.

2017 117

OFFICE DYNAMICS CONFERENCE RECAP PART I: AN EVENT OF DISTINCTION BEGINS

Office Dynamics

Wednesday opened with a substantial continental breakfast outside in the soft morning air, and then participants filed into the main ballroom to find their seats in preparation for the opening speech by Joan Burge, Founder and CEO of Office Dynamics International. After so much anticipation, the Office Dynamics Conference, titled the 21st Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence , opened on Tuesday evening September 30th with the Social Fusion Mixer.

2014 151

6 benefits of humour at work

Practically Perfect PA

A Robert Half International study, quoted in Forbes magazine, found that 91% of executives believe a sense of humor is important for career advancement , while 84% feel that people with a good sense of humor do a better job. This is a guest post by Mike Martin… Some people think that fun and a sense of humor have no place at work, that work is very serious business. Our advice to them? Lighten Up.

2013 179

Episode 294: Leadership is Language with David Marquet

Productivityist

Magazine. The exceptions only include coding boot camps, international programs, teacher credentialing programs, and test prep courses.). On this episode of the program I’m joined by David Marquet , best-selling author, student of leadership and organizational design, former nuclear submarine Commander, and named one of the Top 100 Leadership Speakers by Inc. This episode is brought to you by the University of California Irvine Division of Continuing Education.

2020 40

7 Ways To Save Money While Traveling

Dumb Little Man

You probably see them in magazines or newspapers. There are actually a lot of credit cards with no international fees if you just do your homework. Are you planning to go on a vacation soon? Do you have an urgent business trip coming up shortly? Leaving your home and going for a vacation can sound fun. But, without proper preparation, it can easily burn holes in your wallet. If you’re like me, you want to save money whenever you can.

2017 178

Reading your way into a great career

Laughing all the Way to Work

I read professional magazines, books about topics that I want to be educated on, website articles related to my career and the list can go on. That's the beauty of a book or magazine, you can take it with you. Here is a list of magazines, books and websites that have caught my eye lately: Professional Magazines: OfficePro This is a well-written professional magazine put out by the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP).

2008 100

Episode 280: All You Have to Do is Ask with Dr. Wayne Baker

Productivityist

Focusing on social capital, social networks, generosity, and positive organizations, Dr. Baker has published six books and contributed to such outlets as Harvard Business Review, Chief Executive Magazine, and Sloan Management Review. 8:34) If you struggle asking for help for any typical reason, this is what you can do to break that habit (10:37) Can this kind of process be applied internally as well? (13:14) On this episode of the podcast, I welcome Dr. Wayne Baker as my guest.

2020 59

IAAP, Yahoo and Air Travel

Laughing all the Way to Work

I am a member of the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP). As part of my membership I get a subscription to IAAP's magazine OfficePro and also to their e-newsletter OfficePro Express. Both of these are excellent sources of information for the administrative assistant. I thought I would pass on something from the e-newsletter because this week there was a link to a Yahoo article with a list of 20 Tips from Air Travel Insiders.

Yahoo 100

The right to clean and fresh water

Eco-Office Gals

We are calling for actions…in communities around the world to ensure that the rights to water and sanitation are implemented,” said Anil Naidoo of the Council of Canadians, a group that has been crucial in the international struggle for the right to clean water. EarthTalk® is written and edited by Roddy Scheer and Doug Moss and is a registered trademark of E – The Environmental Magazine ( www.emagazine.com).

2011 139

Job descriptions for Personal Assistants – Merited or inherited?

Practically Perfect PA

Lucy Brazier – Executive Secretary Magazine April 23, 2105. Jennifer Corcoran is an Office Manager with 20 years’ admin/PA experience working with Senior Executives at international level. Once upon a time you spotted or were presented with a Job Spec which caught your attention. You applied for the role and after an interviewing process were offered the coveted position. I’m curious to know how the original Job Spec evolved.

2015 147

Water Ski, Water-ski, or Waterski?

Daily Writing Tips

International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation (world governing body). The online magazine Waterski shows the following usage: Water-Ski Ninja Workout. A reader wants to know how to write the word that describes the sport of propelling oneself over water on long narrow pieces of wood: Should it be water-ski , water ski , or waterski ?”. Naturally, I went directly to the OED, where I found the following spellings: waterski (noun). waterski (verb). waterskiing (noun).

2015 70

5 Easy Ways To Feel More Energized At Work

Dumb Little Man

By going to sleep and getting up at the same time each day, you are setting your body’s internal clock. This hormone is controlled by our internal clock called the circadian rhythm. In the online magazine, Psychology Today , Michael J. If you need help on how to get more energized for work , read on. This is the story of my most embarrassing moment at work. I’m sitting in a toilet cubical and I can barely keep my eyes open.

2016 159

The Practically Perfect PA Advisory Panel

Practically Perfect PA

Lorraine is an Executive Assistant with almost 20 years’ experience working with high-achieving “24/7” senior executives in large, international companies. Here is just one such interview with ES Magazine. Practically Perfect PA has now been up and running for 5 years. Over that time, I have seen the blog grow and grow and grow! There are now over 11,000 of you signed up to the blog posts and newsletters and we attract over 90,000 visitors each month on the website.

2017 100

Thank you for joining our Admin Blog-a-thon, what’s next?

Office Dynamics

Here’s a recap of just some of the amazing things that went on this year in celebration of you, Administrative Professionals: Executive Secretary Magazine sent out daily gifts from a variety of organizations specifically for administrative professionals learning benefit. Who Is Office Dynamics International? Wow, what a fabulous April! Did you have the most incredible Administrative Professionals’ Week this year?

2015 116

How Administrative Professionals Can Prepare for the Office of the Future

Office Dynamics

This article was originally published in Executive Secretary Magazine and shared with permission by OfficeTeam and it’s author. In recent Office of the Future research from OfficeTeam and the International Association of Administrative Professionals, 50 percent of survey respondents feel they have skills that are not being tapped at work. by Brandi Britton, district president, OfficeTeam.

Help Desk

Practically Perfect PA

Internal envelops – I go through dozens of these a week. This is kept neatly in an upright plastic magazine rack and I cull out of date information every few months. A few days ago I was getting ready to go home after a long day in the office when it dawned on me that I had been at my desk all day.

2012 135

Episode 280: All You Have to Do is Ask with Dr. Wayne Baker

Productivityist

Focusing on social capital, social networks, generosity, and positive organizations, Dr. Baker has published six books and contributed to such outlets as Harvard Business Review, Chief Executive Magazine, and Sloan Management Review. 8:34) If you struggle asking for help for any typical reason, this is what you can do to break that habit (10:37) Can this kind of process be applied internally as well? (13:14) On this episode of the podcast, I welcome Dr. Wayne Baker as my guest.

2020 40