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6 Important Career Lessons from 'Friends'

Build Your Career Get Ahead 6 Important Career Lessons from 'Friends'

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It's been more than a decade since Rachel got off the plane …


Meet MistiLynn: Career Insights from the USA

Do you ever look at admin. professionals you admire, and wonder how they pull and keep it all together? Or how the professional life of a North

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Automate Your Days with These 26 IFTTT Recipes

How many tasks does the average assistant complete in a day? And so often you find that those tasks come with a set of smaller tasks. Imagine if you …


How Successful People Do More in 24 Hours Than the Rest of Us Do in a Week

“You have the same number of hours in the day as Beyoncé.”

Everyone knows someone who works full time, volunteers, runs a successful blog, and somehow …


5 Monday Morning Task for a Successful Week


It's no secret that most people dread Mondays. However, if you're passionate about the work you are doing, Monday isn't a drag, Monday is a fresh start

It's no secret that most people dread Mondays. However, if you're passionate about the work you are doing, Monday isn't a drag, Monday is a …


Admin to Admin: Register Now for August 2015

Admin to Admin trainers Lisa Olsen, Linda McFarland, and I are continuing to hit the road to share a successful one day educational program for …

San Francisco Bay Area

Tech Tuesday: Tomatoes and Productivity?

What, you ask, do tomatoes have in common with time management and productivity?

Well, the answer is plenty – once you know that pomodoro is the …


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Small Business Ideas and Resources for Entrepreneurs

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Small Business

Expand Your Association Memberships Beyond the Admin World

Association memberships are essential for any administrative assistant who wants to achieve professional success. Joining these groups helps you …

Lifelong Learning

Honored to be recognized as an @IAAP Member of Excellence for the 7th consecutive year!

Need an Amazing Mentor? Here’s What You Do


Great mentoring is a precious commodity, but there are ways you can better ensure that someone is more than just an acquaintance.

This week Wall Street lost one of its true masters: Jimmy Lee, vice chairman of JP Morgan. I lost a friend and a treasured mentor.

Recounting the few short years I …


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5 Corporate Awards and Lists that Prove Your Office RULES

You know your office is a great place to work, but does the rest of the world?

Public recognition and inclusion in “Best Of” style lists may seem …


Office Picnic Etiquette

Break out the sunscreen and bug spray, and let’s toast to office picnic season! That’s right, it’s that time of year for companies across the globe …


5 Ways to Become More Self-Aware

You can’t be a good leader without self-awareness.

It lies at the root of strong character, giving us the ability to lead with a sense of purpose, authenticity, openness, and trust. It explains our successes and our failures. And by giving us a better understanding of who we are, self-awareness lets …


The 10 Characteristics of a Rockstar Executive Assistant

What Every Leader Needs to Know about the Most Important Member of the TeamYou can’t make it on your own, and that’s not a putdown. It’s reality. And …

Virtual Assistants

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6 Traits That Will Set You Apart in the Admin World

Standing out in a sea of qualified office ninjas is no small feat. You’re beyond organized, detail-oriented and more than comfortable with …


Networking for the Exceptional Assistant

Do you stick to the comfort of others with whom you have much in common, or do you make an effort to actively seek out people whose background and


Gmail finally lets you 'Undo Send' emails you wish you didn't send

Perhaps the best Gmail feature that Google has been testing for years is one you might not even know exists: Undo Send. It delays sending your email for a few seconds after you click Send, so you can take it back if you, for example, spell someone's name wrong.

After the feature spent six years in …


10 Skills That Are Hard to Learn But Pay Off Forever

The best things in life may be free, but that doesn't mean they won't take time, sweat, and perseverance to acquire.

That's especially the case when it comes to learning important life skills.

In an effort to ascertain which talents are worth the investment, one Quora reader posed the question: What …


7 Harmless Habits That Are Slowly Killing Your Coworkers

We all know to avoid the big, unquestionable offenses that will definitely make you enemies at the office—spreading rumors, stealing food, and …

Bad Habits

5 Interviewing Turnoffs to Make Sure You Avoid

Simply being qualified for a job may get you an interview, but it won’t get you the job itself. That’s where interview skills come in.

Smart employers …

Job Interviews

Science weighs in on high heels: Not designed for running

Many commentators have pointed out that the new movie “Jurassic World” is scientifically suspect, if not fantastical. But they have overlooked one of …

Running Shoes

Here Are The Gender Stereotype-Busting Ads That Won The Sheryl Sandberg-Backed Glass Lion Award

Here are the 8 top ads recognized for the inaugural Glass Lion award celebrating work that addresses issues of gender inequality or prejudice.

This week in Cannes, France, the advertising industry is celebrating the best ads of the past year. For the first time ever, an award called the “Glass …


5 Tips for Getting More Work Done While Traveling


Don't waste your travel days--here's how to take advantage of the time you're stuck in transit.

I’m all for actually unplugging when you’re on vacation. If you’ve put in for PTO and your boss assures you that you’re covered, go ahead and spend your upcoming flight engrossed in a good …