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60 Seconds to Help You Achieve Your Best at Work

By - September 25, 2021

Sid Madge shares his top five ways to be the best administrative professional you can be, in just one minute a day
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Password Management

By - July 25, 2021

In this extract from their new book, 101 Ways to Supercharge Your Productivity, Monica Seeley and Melissa Esquibel discuss the best password management options
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Cracking the Code of Working Autonomously

By - March 23, 2021

Working autonomously will always be associated with a high level of competence, explains Julia Schmidt
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The Right Work at the Right Time

By - November 25, 2020

Marsha Egan explains why we all need to learn how to do the right work at the right time Time management is not only about setting up systems to process and prioritize work. It is about choosing the right work at the right time and avoiding work or distractions that sap your ability to get... Read more »
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Online Training: Experience a Real Connection

By - September 25, 2020

Heather Wright’s top tips to ensure you experience real connection through online training Training delivery has adapted to our COVID-19 world, and while it’s the responsibility of the trainer to communicate in a compelling way to have impact, there are also ways that those receiving training online can optimise the experience. Face-to-face vs online training ... Read more »
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Workspace Organization

By - November 25, 2019

Your workspace is a professional space says Stephanie Naznitsky Organization is at the heart of every administrative professional’s job. As you know, with a strategically arranged workspace, you can always quickly respond to requests for files or contracts. Maintaining a tidy work area is also about presentation: your professional space is a reflection of you,... Read more »
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#AskForTraining Manifesto

By - November 25, 2019

Julia Schmidt details her learning and creates an #AskForTraining manifesto for us all My takeaways from the #AskForTraining campaign During 10 days in September 2019, we followed the Executive Secretary Magazine’s campaign #AskForTraining. What a learning experience! What an opportunity to get inspired and motivated to keep on learning and trying new things! It can... Read more »
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Emotional Intelligence

By - November 25, 2019

Lindsay Taylor explains how to develop your emotional intelligence; a key skill for the future The World Economic Forum Future of Jobs Report identifies a shift in the division of labour between humans, machines and algorithms. The report cites that by 2022, 58% of task hours will be performed by humans as opposed to 71%... Read more »
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Transferable Skills of an Assistant

By - September 25, 2019

Yvette Pearson’s transition out of an assistant role highlights the valuable – and transferable – skills of an assistant  Are you hoping to move on from an assistant career in the future? Do you want to understand which key areas to concentrate on to strengthen your CV? Perhaps you want to know which things to... Read more »
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Taboo No More: Breaking the Silence About Money

By - July 25, 2019

It’s time to shine a light on money and to keep the conversation open and honest explains Bonnie Low Kramen Next to workplace bullying, the subject of money is one of the hot button subjects for assistants all over the world. How I know is when I ask how high the stress level is on... Read more »
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Minute Taking: A Team Effort

By - January 25, 2019

Take the initiative and build a relationship with the Chairperson says Robyn Bennett One of the key points I aim to get across to participants on my minute taking course is the importance of producing clear, concise and condensed minutes. The success of this depends on several factors including the minute taker’s experience, skill factor... Read more »
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Five Tips to Understand Accounting, and Business

By - July 25, 2018

Understanding accounting will enable you to add value to your team says Adam Wilkinson Accounting is all around us. From having finance meetings, to managing our own personal finances, the language and relevance of accounting can always be felt. But most people don’t like accounting. It can seem impenetrable because it feels complicated, dull, and... Read more »
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Make Up Your Mind: Enhance Your Decision-Making Skills

By - May 25, 2018

To make a good decision, use your intuition coupled with a rational process explains Marie Herman Do you struggle to make decisions? Do you find that you second guess yourself, going back over decisions you have made, constantly doubting that you made the right choice? Do you find yourself delaying taking action because you just... Read more »
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Your Roadmap to Effective Office Systems

By - March 25, 2018

Systems are at the heart of every successful assistant and office says Julie Perrine Many people believe that the terms “procedures” and “systems” are interchangeable, but that’s not exactly true. While they do work together to save you time, effort, and stress, they are not the same. Procedures show you, step-by-step, how to perform a... Read more »
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The Importance of Preparation

By - November 25, 2017

Avg. Reading Time: 3 minutes, 35 seconds Preparation is key for all professionals says Carole Spiers Adequate preparation is not always fun and many of us do not look forward to doing it.  It can often appear to be boring and uninteresting – particularly to those who love the ‘buzz’ of spontaneity.   However, it can... Read more »
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Using Power and Influence to Foster a Powerful Partnership

By - September 25, 2017

Vickie Sokol Evans interviews Executive Productivity Consultant, Jennifer Wilmoth Vickie: Many assistants feel like they don’t have any power to control what comes at them – that they are in a reactive mode simply trying to keep up. Jennifer: I suspect that you have heard and likely experienced, the only thing you can control in... Read more »