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What’s Your Plan Of Action For An Active Shooter In The C-Suite?

By admin | April 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

Given the news of late, it brought to mind the security procedures that were implemented by a previous employer. Several years ago, a panic button had been installed at my desk and my co-worker’s desk after a shooting had occurred at a Bay Area company. Just having that button at my fingertips calmed my nerves … Read more

Selecting a Partnership Style that Works with Your Manager

By admin | March 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” These words attributed to Confucius, the famed Chinese Philosopher who died in 479 BC, and since then the quote has been pointed toward more modern-day alumni, never-the-less, the adage still rings true today. But simply “doing what you … Read more

Office Hero or Bully? The Choice is Clear!

By admin | March 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

You’ve heard the phrase, “no one likes a bully” and for the most part, “everyone loves a hero.” A bully wants to gain power and control people, a hero wants to empower people and help them thrive. Which would you rather be? As an Executive Assistant to a CEO or other high-ranking staff member, you … Read more

Surpassing Career and Work Hurdles

By admin | March 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

I’ve been fortunate over my career never to have been fired or downsized out of a job. If it’s happened to you, it can be a lonely feeling. With the economy booming and employment on high, now is a great time to dust off your resume and freshen it up with your latest accomplishments. Being … Read more

Finding Inspiration for Your Career Journey

By admin | February 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

This weekend, my grandchildren visited, and we went to the local park for some QTR (quality time realized). I joined in on a conversation with a group of young moms’ and one dad, as they discussed their jobs. I brought up the question to the group “Do you remember what you wanted to be you … Read more

Conquering Common Workplace Challenges

By admin | February 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

Your relationship with your job is ever-evolving, and in some cases, that may cause unforeseen challenges to arise. Have you been in the same position for a while, and are now losing interest? Does it seem like you’re asked to do more than your forty-hour week permits? Or maybe, your workload is finally taking its … Read more

Confronting Workplace Challenges by Focusing on You

By admin | February 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

Unfortunately, outside factors can create internal struggles. As an Administrative Professional, I had to resist giving challenges the power to impact my work and/or dampen my enthusiasm. Over the years as an Executive Assistant to a powerful Silicon Valley CEO, I learned from him that preparation is good…but good preparation includes thinking about the “what-ifs” … Read more

Five Ways to Express Your Servant Leadership

By admin | February 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

As an Executive Assistant, I learned early on from the executives I’ve worked with, that they set themselves apart from other executives, in that they demonstrated leadership through service to others. Often referred to as “Servant Leadership”, they create company and team cultures reflecting sincere respect and service to others. Don’t assume that leadership qualities must have … Read more

Six Ways to Enhance Admin Creativity

By admin | January 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

Administrative Professionals are planners, organizers, strategists, and key collaborators with their managers and peers.  Many admins will be the first to claim they aren’t creative, but what they don’t realize is that much of their work process relies on creativity. To hone your creative mind, and give a high-level view of the integration of creativity … Read more

2018: Your Year

By admin | December 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

Everybody is looking to progress with each new year. Resolutions run wild as executives conjure up office goals for 2018. As an Administrative Professional, you may be tasked to do more than last year—especially in the beginning months! Don’t panic, don’t fret, but most importantly, don’t doubt yourself. Below, AdminUniverse outlines FOUR office trends that … Read more