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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...

Collaboration: Increasing Your Workplace Productivity Through Others

Collaboration: Increasing Your Workplace Productivity Through Others

The term “collaboration” has a number of interrelated meanings in the working world. In one sense, it refers to broad community efforts designed to make work-life easier and more productive for everyone. In another, it applies to delegation: the practice of handing...

Note From Julie: Rest, Relax, Refresh, Repeat!

Note From Julie: Rest, Relax, Refresh, Repeat!

It’s July…already. And I don’t know about you, but I need a vacation. I travel a fair amount throughout the year for work. I love to travel, so it’s exciting and refreshing in one sense, but it’s also exhausting. And sometimes I think my mind confuses travel with...

Note From Julie: Every Word Counts!

Note From Julie: Every Word Counts!

From emails to meeting notes to reports, admins do a lot of writing, so keeping your written communication skills sharp probably seems like a no-brainer. However, a lot of us don’t focus on this area when we evaluate training and professional development...

Personal Note from Julie: Social Media Can Open Doors for Your Career

Personal Note from Julie: Social Media Can Open Doors for Your Career

Like it or not, social media is a required component of your administrative toolbox. A recent Jobvite.com survey of recruiters showed 87% of recruiters are using LinkedIn to evaluate candidates when hiring, followed by 43% who are using Facebook and 22% who are using...

Personal Note from Julie: Use Your December Downtime Wisely!

Personal Note from Julie: Use Your December Downtime Wisely!

This month may be a wild and crazy month on a personal level, but it can provide some much-needed downtime at the office as executives and colleagues take holiday trips and may be out of the office for weeks at a time. This decreased workload makes December a great...