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Personal Note from Julie: Career Development is Your Responsibility!

Personal Note from Julie: Career Development is Your Responsibility!

“Security doesn’t lie within a company. It lies within you.” This has become one of my favorite quotes from my friend and colleague, Joan Burge, Founder and CEO of Office Dynamics. It epitomizes my philosophy of career preparedness. I’ve never looked at my career...

Maximize Your Productivity with the October AdminPro Training Series!

Maximize Your Productivity with the October AdminPro Training Series!

Is your inbox overflowing? Are you struggling to stay on top of your projects and related tasks? Are you looking for a single system that can simplify and streamline your workflow? It’s time to become a power user of Microsoft Outlook and its full functionality! We’ve...

Personal Note from Julie: Making Moves Easier for Admins

Personal Note from Julie: Making Moves Easier for Admins

Moving – whether it’s for professional or personal reasons – can be an extremely stressful event. As someone who has moved across the country more than once, I’ve developed some systems to make it more bearable from move to move. I always start by establishing a color...

3 Ways Procedures Aid in Your Career Advancement

3 Ways Procedures Aid in Your Career Advancement

I talk a lot about procedures. Not just because I love them – although I absolutely do! I’m such a big advocate because procedures are a fantastic strategy for simplifying your life and the lives of your colleagues. Procedures help facilitate stress relief, aid in...

Personal Note from Julie: Minding Your Manners!

Personal Note from Julie: Minding Your Manners!

We’ve been in our new city, Indianapolis, for a year now. And this past weekend was one of my new hometown’s biggest events – the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500. While I didn’t personally attend the race, I did have friends and family there who shared...

Personal Note from Julie: Systems Are at the Heart of Your Success

Personal Note from Julie: Systems Are at the Heart of Your Success

Whether you realize it or not, you probably have an established system for how you do repetitive tasks in your work. You have a system for how you get your day started, triage your email inbox, update your executive on changing priorities, and more. You have systems...

Sleep Your Way to a Productive Day!

Sleep Your Way to a Productive Day!

This article was originally published on TheProductivityPro.com and is reprinted here with permission. Sometimes I wish I were a bear, so I could hibernate for six months. Alas, I’m only human. How much sleep do you think the average adult gets per night? A National...

I Spend Waaaaay Too Much Time on…

I Spend Waaaaay Too Much Time on…

By Laura Stack This article was originally published on TheProductivityPro.com and is reprinted here with permission. I asked readers to fill in the blank on our last monthly survey and received some great responses. There were tons of interesting answers, but it...