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An Admin’s Guide to Avoiding Copyright Infringement

An Admin’s Guide to Avoiding Copyright Infringement

Have you ever borrowed a photo or image from the internet without citing where you got it? Ever used a statistic in a meeting presentation without the proper attribution? If you answered “yes” to either of these questions, there’s a good chance you’ve committed...

Solving the Sick Admin’s Dilemma

Solving the Sick Admin’s Dilemma

This article was updated on July 8, 2015 Administrative professionals keep their executives, departments, and many times even the entire company running smoothly. They are office super heroes who can balance board meetings, lunch conferences, and employees’ birthdays...

7 Tips for Creating Effective Administrative Procedures [Infographic]

7 Tips for Creating Effective Administrative Procedures [Infographic]

Administrative procedures are a vital component of any efficient office. They’re an extremely valuable resource and creating them is a huge service to your executive and team. Not only do they allow others to easily cover for you during absences or vacations, but they...

Creating Your Administrative Procedures Binder Step-by-Step

Creating Your Administrative Procedures Binder Step-by-Step

Many admins cringe when they think about creating an administrative procedures binder (“admin binder”) for their position.  Where in the world do you begin when it feels like you are responsible for EVERYTHING that happens in your office? How do you put on paper what...

If you’re crying SOS, try an SOP!

If you’re crying SOS, try an SOP!

I got an SOS email from a colleague last week.  It read something like this: HELP!! I’m about ready to quit my job. It’s a long story about what I’m doing and I need to pick your brain and soon please. It was signed: Desperate. We met briefly one morning this week to...

If disaster strikes, will you be ready?

If disaster strikes, will you be ready?

Editor's Note - September 6, 2017: With Hurricane Harvey striking the Gulf Coast of the United States last week, Hurricane Irma headed through the Carribean and potentially up the East Coast this week, and wildfires burning across the western part of the United...

Providing Value-Added Administrative Support

Your boss is headed out the door on a business trip, how do you prepare him? Your manager is headed to a weekly staff meeting, how do you prepare her? Your co-worker needs someone to cover the phones while they take a scheduled break, how do you support her? Do you do...

Best Practices for Admins Who Support Corporate Boards of Directors

Throughout my career, I have coordinated numerous board of directors meetings for executives and clients I support. One of my clients is on multiple boards and coordinating his calendar, travel, and participation in the respective meetings that occur monthly or...