taking the initiativeAre you comfortable implementing your ideas at the office? If not, why? If so, what’s the most recent idea or improvement you implemented?

The Innovative Admin™ is an administrative professional who introduces, creates, and applies new or refreshed methods for doing things in the office. It is someone who is actively doing, seeking, and implementing – not someone who is maintaining the status quo.

But being innovative means more than just generating creative ideas; it’s the execution of ideas that add value for your team members and customers. The Innovative Admin™ knows how and when to take the initiative to get things accomplished! 

So, how do you take initiative in your admin career? What do you do when you and your executive don’t mesh well? How do you know when to step in and take control of a project or situation?

Taking the initiative – whether it’s at work or in your career – is essential to your success. But it’s something a lot of admins aren’t very comfortable doing. This week, we’re explaining how to be more confident when it comes to taking the initiative and giving you tip for being more assertive. We’re also talking more about the fifth type of impostor syndrome, The Soloist. If you think you have to figure everything out on your own, or that needing help is a sign of failure, we have lots of tips and resources to help you overcome this mindset on our FacebookTwitter, and LinkedIn pages.

Becoming The Innovative Admin™ is an evolution in how we think and work. It requires a cohort of innovators and collaborators surrounding us to make our ideas better and supporting the process of continual implementation. When you transform your thoughts and behaviors, you will also transform your career!

Supporting your administrative success,

Julie Perrine

P.S. Change is inevitable. And as much as we may resist it, without it we’d still be using rotary phones and manual typewriters. Change gets a bad rap, but it can be a very positive thing. To survive in business today, every member of the team, especially admins, must identify, understand, and respond to change. This All Things Admin training webinar will make you the champion of change. Click here to see a free preview.