Organization is important for anyone, but for administrative professionals, it can make or break your entire career. On the surface, spending a few minutes searching for a missing folder here or a half hour recreating a lost document there doesn’t seem like such a huge deal. But if you find yourself in that position frequently, the time and money adds up fast.
The answer? Putting the principles of organization to work for you! In this post, Julie Perrine of All Things Admins shares her formula for staying organized, as well as some fantastic resources from Avery that can help you along the way.
Creating a traveler profile is the first step in any admin’s travel planning journey. However, this can be a very time consuming and difficult process. Thankfully there are tons of awesome tools that will make it easier to communicate and store these traveler profiles.
Emotional intelligence—the ability to understand one’s own feelings and those of others in the moment—is key to conflict resolution, effective communication and building trust. We can overcome challenges and disagreements in almost any situation though emotional intelligence.
With dozens of sessions, inspirational keynotes, engaging networking activities, and 53+ exhibitors/sponsors, the take-aways from this year's conference run the gamut -- from critical thinking, to leadership, to project management to productivity solutions. Here are a few of the highlights from the 2017 Administrative Professionals Conference and Executive Assistants' Summit!
Time is a precious commodity for administrative professionals. Sometimes it seems like every second needs to be accounted for; other times, you don’t have enough of those seconds to begin with. Understanding where you’re spending your time can improve your overall productivity on the job, says Julie Perrine.
Technology won’t be standing still in the next five years. Your organization won’t be standing still – and neither should you. We’ve looked at the skills managers are predicted to need in order to succeed in the future. They apply to admins and assistants too. These six skills rose to the top.
How do you give exceptional presentations that grab and hold an audience's attention, as well as bringing them around to your point of view? These 10 tips will help you deliver hard-hitting, effective presentations—every time out.
Effective business reports are accurate, relevant and enlightening. Here’s how to produce outstanding business reports that showcase your abilities and convince others to take action.
Coins in a fountain…shooting stars…birthday candles…a genie in a bottle…wishbones. Wouldn’t it be great if those things did make wishes come true? Getting what you truly want would sure be a lot easier. The hard truth is that, for the most part, making your dreams come true is a result of hard work and concentration. But we can learn how to make our dreams come true from those who have reached the stars.
You know you’re ready and qualified for a more responsible position. Yet no one seems to be paying attention. So how do you get the promotion and raise you deserve? Take a page out of the playbook of upwardly mobile professionals who know what it takes to get ahead.