Chief Executive’s Assistant Reflects on Lessons Learned

You’ll be proud to discover that you have a lot in common with this former EA to a President of the U.S., in this fascinating interview. The interviewer is Lucy Brazier, a leading authority on the administrative profession; her subject is Peggy Grande, Ronald Reagan’s post- Presidential EA for a decade.

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Finding Inspiration at Work

Some days we all feel stuck and uninspired at work, no matter how happy we once were about it. Here are ways to find the inspiration to move forward, welcome new challenges and feel excited about your job again!

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Harrowing Tales in the Life of an EA

We’ve all been there... that feeling of panic and stress when something you’ve carefully planned doesn’t go quite right. Admins to the rescue! Hear a tale from Adrienne Farr, EA to the Editor-in-Chief of Reader’s Digest, and how she and her admin colleagues saved the day!

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10 Ways to Step Up and Stand Out at Work

No matter what your job, industry or level of experience, these 10 actions are sure to help you accomplish more at work and position you to earn a raise, a promotion and/or exciting new opportunities.

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“What I Wish Someone Told Me at the Beginning of My Career”

Don’t miss this anecdotal recap of a successful 20-year administrative career by Christy Davis, CAP, Executive Assistant, at The Weir Group. Christy shares her top 3 tips and personal stories on what she wished she’d known when she first started!

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10 Ways to Empower Others to Be Their Best Selves

Empowered people feel good about themselves. They enjoy high self-respect and self-confidence, as well as a strong sense of autonomy. When you help empower others to become better, stronger and more confident individuals, your own self-esteem will be enhanced. Here are ten ways to empower colleagues, friends and family.

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How to Super-Charge Your Self-Empowerment

Self-empowerment is about taking control of our lives. It enables us to feel confident, about both ourselves and our work. As a result, we’re better able to overcome doubts, maintain a clear-eyed outlook and achieve more than we thought we were capable of. Learn how self-empowerment can lead to success!

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Are You Sabotaging Yourself at Work? Here's How to Tell

You may feel that you should have more influence at work than you do...or that your ability and contributions aren't recognized. Here's the thing: your greatest obstacle to greater success may be yourself! Here's how to tell whether you are self-sabotaging and giving away your power at work.

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You Don’t Have to Be a Boss to Empower Your Company

Adrienne Farr, Executive Assistant to the Editor-in-Chief at Reader’s Digest shares her tips to be an empowering presence at your company! Whether it be a simple idea for cost savings, or looking at a larger aspect of your company and taking on an unsolved project! You can do it!

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Building and Maintaining Rapport

Establishing rapport is much easier with those who are like us. But we work with all kinds of people—and, it’s a good thing we do! Diversity in the workplace raises performance, productivity, and innovation. Here’s what you can do to build rapport with anyone.

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