It’s that time of year again –time to vow to eat healthy, exercise more, get organized and stick to the budget. What are we forgetting? How about resolving to make professional growth a priority. It’s a new year; it’s time to take responsibility for our professional progress, turn the page, and make 2018 a year to remember for all the RIGHT reasons!
Travel planning is the culmination of every skill an administrative professional has spent their career honing.The process, however, is time consuming and can make even the most seasoned admin feel like they're going crazy. Learn more about the five largest travel planning pain points for admins and how to solve them with the help of TRAVO.
Do you want people to listen when you talk? Do you want to command attention, gain respect and influence people? If so, you likely need to build “executive presence”—that is, projecting self-assurance and authority. You can be the one to bring a sense of calm in the middle of a storm. Read more for helpful tips to develop your own executive presence.
Change at work is inevitable—and inevitably scary. Adjusting to a new boss, team, situation or system is always uncomfortable. Yet workplace change needn’t to be a fear-inducing nightmare. We can all take advantage of some surprisingly effective ways to manage change—and emerge stronger for it.
2017 APC Keynote speaker, Carla Harris, is one of the most influential women on Wall Street. In her book, Strategize to Win, she discusses the equal importance of performance currency and relationship currency. Performance currency is pretty straightforward: deliver a little more than what was asked of you. But relationship currency is more sophisticated, and only comes from spending time with people in your organization. According to Harris, performance currency will get you noticed, but it is your relationships that move your career forward.
Does holiday or corporate gifting sometimes feel like a routine obligation? Do you wonder whether recipients need or want the gifts you choose? Hit the “Reset” button to refresh and multiply your holiday or corporate gifting program without increasing the budget. With a little effort you can give to someone in need with every unique gift. Feel good about your gifts while doing good, and put a sparkle in the eyes of your colleagues and friends!
Popular APC speaker Chrissy Scivicque outlines her strategies for leading and enhancing the performance of your executives. As a former executive assistant, she understands you aren’t a professional nag; you’re a manager. Your executive will decide what to do and when to do it. Your goal should be to play an active, assertive role in the process.
Sitting at the right hand of leadership, admins are frequently tasked with brainstorming and strategizing organizational giving ideas. Corporate philanthropy or corporate social responsibility (CSR) is no longer a nice-to-have – it’s a business imperative. So where do you begin? What are your ways forward?
End-of-year vendor performance assessments are ideal tasks to tackle right now. A vendor review process will help you determine if the firms you do business with are measuring up to your expectations BEFORE you re-sign anything for the new year.
Too often we put off important career growth because it is not urgent; we wait for others to show the way. Have you been eyeing a promotion? A different role? Or maybe you want to step-up your skills in the job you have. If you want to grow, you can’t afford to wait for someone else’s guidance or help. In fact, you can’t afford to wait at all! The most successful and satisfied admins are those who control their careers. These 10 tips help you take matters into your own hands.