Resources for Administrative Professionals

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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...

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...

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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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...

By Tatiana Sehring

Career performance and leadership development are intriguing topics to me both as a team leader and for my own professional growth. I’ve always been driven to take on challenging roles, to...

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...

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...

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,...

"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 ...

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....