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5 Reasons Admins Do Not Take Initiative and How to Overcome Them

5 Reasons Admins Do Not Take Initiative and How to Overcome Them

“Initiative is doing the right things without being told.” ~ Elbert Hubbard Taking the initiative is one of the most liberating and rewarding parts of being an administrative professional. You overhear your executive promising to send a document to a colleague by the...

10 Thoughtful Ways to Thank Your Admin Team

10 Thoughtful Ways to Thank Your Admin Team

Administrative Professionals Week (April 19-25) is an excellent time to show your admin team how much you appreciate their hard work and dedication, especially during the current global health crisis. Under normal circumstances, we’d encourage you to invest in...

How to Identify and Demonstrate Your Value in the Workplace

How to Identify and Demonstrate Your Value in the Workplace

When it comes to your role in the workplace, you want to be the go-to person everyone knows they can rely on. You want to work more effectively with your executive and colleagues and gain the trust and respect you deserve. To do that, you need to bring your absolute...

How to Use Strengths Profiles to Communicate Your Value at Work

How to Use Strengths Profiles to Communicate Your Value at Work

Do you have an opportunity to use your strengths every day at work? The Gallup Organization interviewed 1.4 million people on 50,000 teams over the course of 10 years and found that teams where people say that they use their strengths, consistently out-perform teams...

An Introduction to BakerWrite Speedwriting

An Introduction to BakerWrite Speedwriting

Do you struggle to take accurate meeting notes? Are you constantly worried that you’re going to miss something important? How do you know what’s worth writing down and what’s not? As an admin, you probably have to take meeting minutes, phone messages, and even...

How to Better Prepare for Emergencies and Disasters

How to Better Prepare for Emergencies and Disasters

From natural disasters, such as floods, wildfires, and hurricanes, to personal emergencies, like health issues, a death in the family, or criminal situations, there’s a lot that can happen on any given day. Most of these situations come with little or no warning, so...

4 Tips for Developing Your Emergency Communications Plan

4 Tips for Developing Your Emergency Communications Plan

As an admin, it’s your responsibility to keep your office running from day to day. But what happens when disaster strikes? In order to be prepared for an emergency — whether it’s a fire, natural disaster, or other event — you need a disaster recovery plan, and one...

What To Include In Your Office Emergency Kit [Infographic]

What To Include In Your Office Emergency Kit [Infographic]

One of the best ways to prepare for the unexpected is to create an office emergency kit that will help keep your executive and team running during any situation. This infographic will help you determine what you need to include in your kit, and ensure you don't leave...

An Admin’s Guide to Disaster Safety

An Admin’s Guide to Disaster Safety

When we think disaster, we typically imagine tornado sirens blaring or floodwaters rising. But not all disasters are caused by Mother Nature. An employee choking on a bagel in the breakroom. An electrical fire caused by faulty wiring. A hazardous material spill....

Your Administrative Role in Disaster Recovery Planning

Your Administrative Role in Disaster Recovery Planning

A hurricane is bearing down and your office has just received notice that you have one hour to evacuate before floodwaters sweep into the area. What do you do? Your office is damaged by fire and you’re forced to work from home for the next six weeks. Are you set up to...

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 Build a Sustainable, Engaging Office Culture (Sponsored)

How to Build a Sustainable, Engaging Office Culture (Sponsored)

Guest post by Eleanor Whitney, Managing Editor of All Hands As an office professional, you know first-hand that company culture plays a critical role in business operations. While sometimes regarded as a “warm and fuzzy extra,” workplace culture plays key factor in...