Personal Note from Julie: The Value of a Great Support System

May 30, 2014 | Productivity


To celebrate the second birthday of The Innovative AdminTM this month, we’ve been talking a lot about how to innovate your administrative career. While there are many ways to do this, one of the most important is paying attention to the type of information you put into your head and the people you surround yourself with.

As we support our executives and teams, we have to be aware of new industry trends and emerging technologies — and know how to adapt to make both a part of our regular routine. We also have to surround ourselves with people who can support, enrich and advance our careers.

The importance of this has become especially evident as I begin working on my second book. I’m even more excited about this one than the first, and it’s mostly because I have added additional support in key areas of my team. In the past couple of years, I’ve connected with people who stretch my thinking, inspire me, push me beyond my comfort zone, and strengthen my weak spots. This team supports my personal and professional endeavors, as well as my company’s, and they’ve already made a huge difference in my approach to this next book. It took time and effort to put this team together, but it’s already done wonders to improve my approach to the innovation curve we’re approaching. And I’m certain these people will have the same positive impact on my upcoming book as they’ve had on me personally during the past few months.

All admins need a great support system — even if you’re not working on a book or major project. Surrounding yourself with people who contribute to your professional development and make you stronger will help you be a more innovative and successful admin.

This week’s AdminPro Training Series touched on this subject, as we talked about the 9 habits of The Innovative AdminTM. And we’ll continue to explore this topic during the June session on developing your business acumen. Click here to get the replay for this month’s session or register for the June webinar. Also, check out our Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn pages this week for more insights on developing your business acumen and personal advisory board.

Supporting your administrative success,

Julie Perrine


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