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Stepping Into Leadership

Stepping Into Leadership

Being an administrative assistant is a challenging and rewarding position. It’s also one of leadership. While most will probably agree with me on the first two adjectives, not as many believe the third. This is unfortunate. Admins are crucial to the success of their...

3 Professional Credibility-Builders for Admins

3 Professional Credibility-Builders for Admins

Credibility. It’s a friend to those administrative professionals who work to attain it. However, it’s a terrible professional enemy to those who don’t have it or, worse yet, lose it. Credibility is incredibly important for all admins. Those who have it command the...

The Principle of “Input and Support”

The Principle of “Input and Support”

Administrative professionals often want to be recognized by their executives as valued contributors to the success of the teams and the projects they are supporting.  As members of the team who have access to day to day information and details at a very in-depth...

5 Ways to Beat the 4 States That Lead to Mistakes

5 Ways to Beat the 4 States That Lead to Mistakes

By Julie Perrine, CAP-OM, MBTI Certified Have you ever made a mistake?  Maybe it was a little one that no one even noticed (except you). Or maybe it was a big one that caused you not only additional work and frustration but a fair bit of embarrassment with your boss,...

Becoming the Admin They Can’t Live Without (Part 2 of 3)

Becoming the Admin They Can’t Live Without (Part 2 of 3)

Here is part 2 of this 3-part series sharing what executives need and expect from their assistants and the strategies admins can implement to meet those expectations. Click here for part 1 of this series. Click here for "What Your Executive Needs From You"....

Becoming the Admin They Can’t Live Without (Part 1 of 3)

Becoming the Admin They Can’t Live Without (Part 1 of 3)

In my last article, I shared multiple things most executives need and expect from their administrative assistants.  I promised to share some specific strategies you can implement to meet those expectations.  I’ve broken my master list into three smaller segments. Here...

“You’re an Administrative Genius!”

“You’re an Administrative Genius!”

Do you know who an I.T. genius is? It’s someone who knows one more thing about I.T. than you do – especially when you’re in a pinch or need help. The same concept applies in the admin world. Some days it doesn’t take much to be an admin genius. But to those we...

7 Ways to Invigorate Your Career with Professional Association Membership

7 Ways to Invigorate Your Career with Professional Association Membership

Although at the time I didn’t realize it, I started building my professional network in high school when I participated in student government and joined the Business Professionals of America (BPA). I’m certain I didn’t know what “networking” even was at the time. But...

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...

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...

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...