Blogs

Dr. Ronald Johnson's picture

How to Lead Teams to Innovation and Success

High-performing teams are a necessary driver for a competitive advantage in today’s global business environment. There are strategies to create and nurture functional, supportive teams that lead to innovative and successful outcomes.

Tom Blanchard opines, “None of us is as smart as all of us.” Team composition is a very important component of a successful team. Interview prospective team members and strive to select members with complementary and even contrary skills. Don’t choose a team of clones.

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Courtney Clark's picture

Three Common Playground Behaviors to Increase Professional Resiliency

The playground seems like a place for play - an unlikely place to take our professional cues. It turns out, however, that some of the most common childhood habits can actually work as resiliency-building tools.
Children often have naturally resilient tendencies – think about a toddler learning to walk and hitting the ground over and over, never giving up. Three childhood habits we can all attempt to adapt are:

1. Climb High, Lay Low
Benefit: Find new perspective and new solutions

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Lisa Mathewson's picture

Managing Conflict; Keeping the Peace in the Boardroom

Albert Einstein’s undeniable words of wisdom ring true, even in the boardroom, “Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.”

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James Edgar's picture

Member Blog, EFAM 2014 Tech Education

I had a goal of increasing my technical knowledge while attending EFAM. To that end, I attended the classes Mobile Apps with a Business Edge, The Simplicity & Power of HTML, Presenting Your Best with Prezi and PDF Tips & Tricks.

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Sandy Ratke's picture

Member Blog, Leadership Bootcamp Part 2

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James Edgar's picture

Member Blog, EFAM 2014 Leadership Bootcamp

My first order of business at EFAM was attending the Leadership Bootcamp. I had heard rave reviews about this session from last year’s EFAM attendees. This one definitely lived up to expectations, and then some.

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iaap's picture

Revitalization Announcement from IAAP Board

Revitalization Announcement from IAAP Board

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Dr. Paul White's picture

Tips for Expressing Authentic Appreciation

All employees want to be valued for what they do and who they are. This is obviously true for administrative professionals as well.  Unfortunately, most employees don’t feel valued or appreciated by their supervisors or employers.  In fact, research has shown that the predominant reason team members quit their jobs is because they don’t feel valued (and not because of money).  This is in spite of the fact that employee recognition programs have proliferated in the workplace – over 90% of all organizations in the U.S.

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Julie Perrine's picture

Understanding Social Media Lingo

Social media is a vital tool for every administrative professional. Social sites, including LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook, can enhance your networking abilities, develop your personal brand, and help you identify new job opportunities.
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Dave Bruns's picture

Making Your First Pivot Table

You’ve probably heard a lot about Excel pivot tables. In fact, people who are really into pivot tables tend to go on and on about how cool they are. It can be a little annoying. What’s the big deal? Why are pivot tables so cool?

The main reason pivot tables are cool is that they instantly summarize large sets of data without any formulas. In less than 5 minutes, you can have a good-looking table, with perfect summaries by almost any category you like.

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