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. Another interesting article is Stress: As Common and Contagious as a Cold which offers some real life examples of different things people do during their off times to help relieve the stress of their busy careers. If you are already a member of IAAP the magazine comes as part of your membership.

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STRESS - 22 Ideas on How to Identify it and Eradicate It!

Productive & Organized

Do you know when you are stressed?    Do you know what you can do to eliminate your stress?    Small doses of stress can help you perform well under pressure and even motivate you to do your best.    Learn how to recognize your signs of stress and put actions into place to eliminate it. Causes of Stress Often, when we think of stress, we think of someone overloaded with things to do and that is certainly one cause of stress

2011 213

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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

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

Hearing the Message

Office Dynamics

She was profiled in the March 2012 issue of Executive Secretary magazine, and has guest-blogged for All Things Admin®, Office Dynamics®, and the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD). She’s a frequent guest participant for “AdminChat” a weekly Executive Secretary Magazine- hosted twitterchat and sponsored by PA_Assist. ( @OfficeRenegade ). Hearing the Message.

2014 100

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.

6 benefits of humour at work

Practically Perfect PA

Humor Reduces Stress. This translates into improved employee wellness that helps reduce stress and burnout. An organization that encourages humor and shows that it doesn’t take itself too seriously not only ensures better employee relations and teamwork, it also eliminates fear, one of the biggest stress-producers at work and within society. Humor improves our physical health by releasing toxins and stress just through the act of relaxation.

2013 179

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. It is a fabulous walk along the Thames to our offices on the Southbank and the walk is my favourite part of the day, not only is it great exercise, but you don’t have the stress of a tube journey before you arrive at work! What are the main aspects of your role? Supporting three Heads of Legal & Business Affairs at ITV.

2014 201

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. Understanding the local area and customs can help make a stressful journey that little bit better. 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 right to clean and fresh water

Eco-Office Gals

Bolivia’s Permanent Representative to the UN, Pablo Solon, cheered passage of the resolution that he had campaigned hard for, and stressed the need to recognize access to safe drinking water and sanitation as a human right as global supplies of fresh water get fewer and farther between. EarthTalk® is written and edited by Roddy Scheer and Doug Moss and is a registered trademark of E – The Environmental Magazine (

2011 139

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. writes how exercise has multiple benefits for the body including lifting mood, reducing stress and anxiety, improving circadian rhythms, promoting alertness during the day and improving sleep at night.

2016 159

Experience vs. a university degree part two

Practically Perfect PA

I’ve attended numerous seminars in leadership, time management, MS Word, Excel, Outlook, meeting planning, event planning, and disaster recovery planning (Joan Eisendot and her website are fantastic resources) as well as is Tyler Davidson at Meetings Focus magazine/website, and freely shared the knowledge with my peers and anyone who asked. Yes I have taken numerous courses to assist with my role both internal office courses and external professional courses.

2014 147

What We Can Learn About Careers from Pope Francis

45 Things

Let''s not forget in this competitive environment, sometimes the best thing you can do is be a good listener for a struggling co-worker, or even offer to take a stressed manager out for coffee. Even if you don''t consider yourself a religious person, you need to learn to relax and not fight so many internal battles. (Photo courtesy of MSNBC) Recently, Pope Francis listed 15 "ailments" that he believed were infecting the Catholic Church.

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