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Beware of the Dangers of Being a Workaholic

Beware of the Dangers of Being a Workaholic

Chances are you know a workaholic. You might even be one yourself. You know the type. They’re the first one in the office each day and the last one to leave each night. It’s not surprising to see them working from home over the weekend, or cutting their vacation short...

Job Burnout: How to Identify, Manage, and Avoid It

Job Burnout: How to Identify, Manage, and Avoid It

by Suzanne Bird-Harris, CEO, Fly Rod Media LLC “Burnout” is a term coined in the 1970s by American psychologist Herbert Freudenberger. He defined it as “the extinction of motivation or incentive, especially where one’s devotion to a cause or relationship fails to...

5 Simple Tips for Healthy Eating

5 Simple Tips for Healthy Eating

You worked through your lunch break and had to settle for a candy bar from the vending machine. Your executive brings in pizza and the salad that you so carefully packed this morning sits uneaten in the breakroom fridge. You’re tired and stressed at the end of the day...

How to Develop a Color Code for Better Organization

How to Develop a Color Code for Better Organization

As an administrative professional, you understand just how much structure and organization comes into play on a daily basis. You probably have multiple systems and procedures that allow you to create order and inspire productivity. But with so many people and...

5 Types of Office Clutter That Kill Your Productivity

5 Types of Office Clutter That Kill Your Productivity

Clutter: The collection of “stuff” lying around that creates disorganization in your workplace. It sabotages your productivity and can adversely affect your mental health day in and day out. It’s time to get it under control! Research has shown that cluttered spaces...

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...

Emerging Technologies for Administrative Professionals

Emerging Technologies for Administrative Professionals

If an administrative professional from the 1950s happened to be magically transported to today’s office, they’d be in for quite a shock! Gone are the days when filing, phone skills, and semi-legible shorthand were key requirements for an admin job. Today’s job...

A History of Disruptive Technologies in the Admin Profession

A History of Disruptive Technologies in the Admin Profession

As a speaker, I like to start my sessions on innovation by asking assistants to think back on the things that used to be a part of the office when they started in the field, but aren’t anymore. It’s usually a fun little jaunt down memory lane as we share flashbacks of...

Strategies to Succeed as a Team of One (Sponsored)

Strategies to Succeed as a Team of One (Sponsored)

Guest post by Eleanor Whitney, Managing Editor of All Hands As an administrative or office operations professional, keeping your team productive, efficient, and on-task is your main focus. Unfortunately, this responsibility can leave you feeling stretched, thin, and...

Office Design Tips for a Productive Workplace (Sponsored)

Office Design Tips for a Productive Workplace (Sponsored)

Guest post by Eleanor Whitney, Managing Editor of All Hands These days, design inspiration is everywhere. As we scroll through Instagram, admiring like-worthy workspaces and decor details, it’s easy to look around our own spaces and think about how to adjust the...

Note From Julie: Understanding Personality Types and Strengths

Note From Julie: Understanding Personality Types and Strengths

I don't know how I'd navigate the relationships in my life without understanding personality types and strengths. My husband and I have daily discussions about interactions with family members and colleagues based on what we know or have observed about personality...