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Got Skills?

Got Skills?

Perhaps the better question is: Got 21st Century “Office of the Future” skills? Decisions regarding hiring and firing are related to skills. Executives award special projects to those with the skills to accomplish the job. Promotions, pay increases, and bonuses are...

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Overcoming my fear of fear

I did something this week that I have wanted to do for a very long time but was afraid to do.  I asked someone for whom I have a great deal of admiration and respect to mentor me.  This individual is someone I have supported professionally for several years, so asking...

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Complacency Can Lead to Administrative Career Extinction

Complacency Can Lead to Administrative Career Extinction

Whether you’re actively looking for a job or not, complacency is a career killer. No matter how indispensable you make yourself in your administrative career, there are no guarantees. Companies get bought and sold. Executives transfer. Departments get outsourced. Work...

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Defining What Your Administrative Support Really Means

I’ve supported numerous supervisors, managers, vice presidents, and CEOs throughout my career (herein referred to as “executives”).  I feel very fortunate that the majority of those executives treated me as a respected member of their teams but not all did. At the...

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Developing Your Personal Advisory Board

When you need solid advice, whom do you call?  When you are looking for productive feedback, to whom do you turn?  Who causes you to think differently about things that may challenge you?  Do you have a personal advisory board to help you through making difficult...

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