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How To Stop Impostor Syndrome In Its Tracks

How To Stop Impostor Syndrome In Its Tracks

One of my go-to experts on impostor syndrome is Dr. Valerie Young. Through her research on this topic, she identified five different competence types and how they specifically struggle with impostor syndrome. The five types are: The Perfectionist The Expert The...

Developing Essential Habits of The Innovative Admin™

Developing Essential Habits of The Innovative Admin™

In this age of advancing technology and evolving business environments, having the right skills and a lot of experience isn’t enough. Today, admins need to embrace new ideas, technology, best practices, and industry trends in order to excel. Executives want assistants...

How to Stop Self-Doubt from Hurting Your Career

How to Stop Self-Doubt from Hurting Your Career

When I first heard the term impostor syndrome, I didn’t really know what it meant. However, it’s a topic that frequently comes up for entrepreneurs and career-advancing professionals. And recently, I’ve noticed a lot of impostor syndrome topics being discussed in the...

The Benefits of Understanding Personality Types in the Workplace

The Benefits of Understanding Personality Types in the Workplace

Have you ever wondered why you work really well with some people and seem to clash with others? Why you can predict how some colleagues will react to situations and others leave you completely flummoxed? Chances are it has a lot to do with individual personality type...

How to Overcome Impostor Syndrome as The Innovative Admin

How to Overcome Impostor Syndrome as The Innovative Admin

Do you ever feel like you’re not doing enough – even though your executive and team would be lost without you? Does self-doubt keep you from asking for a promotion or taking on big projects? Are you guilty of negative self-talk that diminishes your confidence and...

Julie’s Picks: Top 10 Career Resources for Admins

Julie’s Picks: Top 10 Career Resources for Admins

For the administrative professional, complacency is a career-killer. “Good enough” just doesn’t cut it. The Innovative Admin understands that to remain relevant in their role, it’s important to be continuously seeking out ways to learn and grow both inside and outside...

Top Advice for Aspiring Admins

Top Advice for Aspiring Admins

Recently, we asked our audience to complete a brief survey on the admin profession asking them to share why they are #AdminProud, and what advice they have for those considering the admin profession.  At the beginning of the month, we highlighted some of the fantastic...

5 Tips for Becoming a Virtual Assistant

5 Tips for Becoming a Virtual Assistant

One question I get asked a lot is, “How do I get started as a virtual assistant?” Many admins are eager for advice on how to strike out on their own and begin their virtual assistant business. Yet they don’t know where to start. While there’s no exact science behind...