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Setting Course for Success

By Summer Swinson | July 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

Importance of Relationship Determining your mindset going into this new role is going to be one of the key factors of your success. As a leader, you are the Captain now, and therefore it is within your power and responsibility to set the course and navigate this partnership towards a “bright new world”! Your assistant … Read more

Getting the BOSS to say YES!

By admin | June 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

From “quality of life” requests like a stand-up desk or ergonomically correct chair, to office upgrades such as new software or equipment and of course, the daunting task of requesting a raise or promotion, getting your boss to say YES is all about HOW you make your case. Here are 6 Points of Wisdom (POW’s) … Read more

Spring Fling – Procrastinators Wanted

By admin | May 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

George Carlin — ‘A house is just a place to keep your stuff while you go out and get more stuff.’ With the start of summer growing closer, getting your office and home organized is a priority for some and more of a pain for others. I take pride in being the organized one (both … Read more

Admin Recognition — When the Day turned into a Week —

By admin | May 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

Admin Recognition — When the Day turned into a Week — This past week for Administrative Professionals was the best ever. A celebration of recognition that originally was just one day, has turned into a global phenomenon and lasts a week. Locally, we enjoyed the celebration put on by OfficeNinjas and their Admin Bash event … Read more

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