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Chrysta Bairre's picture

7 Must-Have Leadership Skills For Administrative Professionals

No matter your day-to-day responsibilities or your specific role in your organization, you are a leader. Honing your leadership skills in the workplace helps you gain confidence, improves your work satisfaction, strengthens your resume, and sets you up for success in all you do! You and your work are in the spotlight during Administrative Professionals Week, so this is a great time to focus on the strengthening your skills as a leader of your office team.

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Kimberly Medlock's picture

7 Ways To 'Un-Commit'

Many of us are just plain over-committed. As we honor administrative professionals during Administrative Professionals Week, I'm going to ask you to make one more commitment, this time to yourself: Start "un-committing."

Although there are a lot of deep and interesting reasons that people choose to take on too much, they generally tend to fall into one of three categories:

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iaap's picture

Personal Branding: Marketing Yourself in the Workplace

By Barbara Ellis

When starting a job search, personal branding should be at the top or your priority list. A strong personal brand helps you to stand out in a crowded job market and distinguishes you from the competition where other traditional indicators might not.

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3 Business Phrases That Will Kill Your Communication

One of the ever-present evils that stalk writers like me are cliches. I'm certainly not the only person haunted by those ghosts, though. Modern pop culture and digital communication technology make it all too easy for this plague to spread.

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From CEO to Assistant: Leadership Begins with You

By Tatiana Sehring

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Julie Perrine's picture

Travel Planning: 5 Tips for Keeping Your Executive Healthy on the Road

Between germ-laden airplanes, dining out, jetlag, countless handshakes, and long hours, the chances of your executive catching a bug while traveling is pretty high. The flu, a nasty cold, or, worst yet, a serious illness could put a serious damper on your executive’s travel plans and their productivity.

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Chrysta Bairre's picture

5 Ways To Make Every Work Day A Friday

Ugh, not another Monday! Or Tuesday, or Wednesday, or Thursday. Are you wasting valuable energy and enthusiasm dreading every day that’s not Friday?

Okay, maybe you like Thursday because it’s the day before Friday. Perhaps you tolerate Wednesday because it’s the halfway point of the work week.

Come on, is Friday really the best day of the week? That all depends on your outlook. I'm here to tell you every workday could be the best day of the week.

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iaap's picture

Learning To 'Lean In'

Maybe the key to having it all is redefining what "all" means. That's one of lessons I've learned after spending some time on the brilliant website for Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg's new non-profit organization, LeanIn.org. Any professional caught between the demands of work and home ought to pay it a visit.

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iaap's picture

Thriving After the 'Big Boom'

"Dream, and dream big, because it's free and no one can take it away from you." - J.R. Martinez

As the United States and its coalition partners mark the 10th anniversary of the start of the Iraq War, this seems like a good time to draw some inspiration from one of the heroes who emerged from that conflict.

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iaap's picture

Broadcasting Yourself In The New Job Market

Everybody gets to be a mogul of their own media empire these days. It's pretty much a requirement to find a job in the post-recession economy. To a certain degree, we all need to use the digital tools and techniques available to broadcast ourselves to our target audience in the job market.

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