Leadership


Unleash the Power of Innovation in Your Career

Look at your smartphone. It probably has all of the latest bells and whistles. It can text or call anyone with a simple voice command. It has apps for fun, productivity, connectivity, and more! And it can now search for information based on a single image. It’s a...

Have Some Free Time This Month? Use It to Advance Your Admin Career!

As the days of summer dwindle, a lot of executives and colleagues are taking time off to enjoy the season before it fades away. This can leave a lot of admins with something they usually don’t have: spare time. You could spend these precious, extra minutes – or even...

Learn to Manage Up with the July AdminPro Training Series

Whether you realize it or not, executives need their admins to help manage them. You might not have a traditional managerial title, but every admin has influence. And learning to utilize that influence to lead your executive will make you an invaluable asset. While...

Note From Julie: Catch the Vision of a Productive Partnership

Over the past 25 years of my career, I’ve had a lot of job titles and supported a lot of executives. I’ve had good bosses and bad bosses. I’ve worked for males and females. I’ve had executives who were old enough to be my grandparents and some fresh out of college....

Note From Julie: Build a Thriving Partnership with Your Executive

When I was speaking at a recent conference, several of my fellow speakers were presenting topics related to developing and strengthening the relationship between assistants and executives. One speaker asked, “How many of you have a daily touch point meeting or call...

Are Your Communication Skills Helping or Hindering Your Career?

This article was updated on June 21, 2018. Have you ever found yourself tongue tied? Maybe it happened in an interview, or during a one-on-one meeting with your executive. Or worse yet, it was in front of a room full of people. There you stood with all eyes on you,...

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...

Note From Julie: Provide Top-Level Support to Your Executive

I recently participated in a panel discussion on managing up at the Admin Pro Forum, and it was fascinating to hear the different responses from the panelists. Yet there was a common thread throughout our varied responses that boiled down to this: When you support a...