Administrative Magic

By Administrative Magic | Dedicated to Executive Assistants, Virtual Assistants, Personal Assistants, Office Managers and Time Ninjas.

Casting Call: OfficeNinjas All-Stars 2016

As an Office Ninja, your work often goes undetected, quietly happening in the shadows of cubicles and front desks. Though your impact is vast and …

Advice from an Admin: How You Can Improve Collaboration With Your Boss

Collaborating with your boss can be one of the most challenging – and rewarding – aspects of your job. Learn what an award-winning administrative

The Antidote to Cognitive Overload - Mindful

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September 2016 CAP and OM Exam Study Groups

I am running online study groups to prepare students for the September 2016 Certified Administrative Professional (CAP) and Organizational Management …

Certification

Real Careers: Rosy Painter

Exceptional EA showcases Real Careers, in which administrators from around the globe generously share the benefit of their experience. We’ve made

IAAP TEC16

Share the IAAP Love

When you click 'Add Twibbon to Facebook' your new profile picture will be added to a new album called 'Twibbon Photos' and a message of support will …

Yes, You Can Delegate! 7 Delegation Tips for Admins

For admins, delegation can be a challenge. It’s hard to delegate when you’re not the one in charge, and most admins are accustomed to being the ones …

Lifelong Learning

Love Your Admin Career 14 Day Challenge

Do you LOVE your admin career?

Or have you lost the love for your career as an administrative professional?

We love the administrative profession and …

Instagram

EA Summit - APC

The EA Summit – where Executive Assistants become Exceptional Assistants

The Executive Assistants’ Summit (EA Summit) is an exclusive program developed …

Webinars

The Secret to Prioritizing Your Time

I’m not a big believer in reading about other people’s work habits. That’s probably why I rarely write about mine. I mean, just because something works for me doesn’t mean it’ll work for you, right?

Now, don’t get me wrong; I’m not talking about those rare business insights that bring complex …

Time Management

7 Words to Stop Using

7 Words Destroying Your Credibility That You Need to Erase From Your Vocabulary at Work

When speaking with a client, a boss, or even a coworker, you …

Credibility

Weekend Poll: Will You Travel this Year?

The weekend is approaching, and I’m inviting you to join in Exceptional EA’s latest weekend poll.

Perhaps it’s the fact that I’m writing you from …

Thailand Travel

These 3 Questions Will Immediately Increase Your Emotional Intelligence

An important life lesson is revealed by an unlikely source.

Emotional intelligence (EI or EQ) is marked by a person's ability to recognize and understand emotions (both his or her own and those of others), and to use that information to guide decision making. It includes demonstrating extremely …

Intelligence

Practically Perfect PA Giveaway: Assist Conference ticket!

Thanks to our wonderful partners at The PA Show we have a very special giveaway for Practically Perfect PA readers this month.We are offering one …

Knocked Up Ninja: How to Love Your Pregnancy and Your Job Every Trimester, Pt. 3

Editor’s Note: This is the final installment of Knocked Up Ninja, read part 1 and part 2. In addition to being 2015’s OfficeNinjas All-Star, author

Ninja

How to Prioritize When Everything is a Priority: 5 Tips

It's easy to be overwhelmed when the to-do list gets too long. Here's how to cut things down to size.

I’m sure you know the feeling of getting up for work in the morning with the feeling of having so much to do that you don’t know where to start. Oftentimes, everything that you have to do seems like …

How-To's

OneGo offers all-you-can-fly subscription service, starting at $1,500 a month

Frequent fliers trying to stick to a budget could get some help starting Monday.

For a flat monthly fee, new service OneGo offers travelers as many flights as they can take on routes in the United States, all serviced by major airlines.

The monthly fee varies depending on the region: The West, with …

Travel Technology

Thanks to everyone who joined us at the 'Brain Trust' workshop last week, hosted by T-Mobile! #eao -MLL https://t.co/3mKzUNCBtW

A day in the life: Katrina Wardell, EA at Dropbox

I’m originally from San Diego, California, but I have been living in Dublin, Ireland for the past six years. I have a Bachelor’s degree from Mills …

Dropbox

15 Surprising Things Productive People Do Differently

I recently interviewed over 200 ultra-productive people including seven billionaires, 13 Olympians, 20 straight-A students and over 200 successful entrepreneurs. I asked a simple, open-ended question, “What is your number one secret to productivity?” After analyzing all of their responses, I coded …

Productivity

2016 Administrative Salary and Hiring Trends webinar

Administrative professionals, is your salary up to par? Managers, are your employees' salaries in the right range? Based on research for OfficeTeam's …

Webinars

Take a Feminine Approach to Corporate Culture or Die

I recently heard Seth Godin give a keynote and he said "Culture is everything. Culture and your people trump marketing, sales and everything else."

It got me thinking that employers are so focused on meeting deadlines, hustling to meet customer expectations, achieving all the various success metrics …

Corporate Culture

Real Careers: Maria Gottberg

Exceptional EA showcases Real Careers, in which administrators from around the globe generously share the benefit of their experience. We’ve made

Employment

This Company Is Reinventing How Millennials Find Work

Millennials want to work for whom they want, when they want. Learn how this company is building a marketplace to do just that.

Gone are the days of working 9 to 5 to make a living. Today, 67% of the millennial workforce is looking for flexible schedules to create work / life balance. By 2020, 50% of …

Millennials

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You’ll Never Achieve Work-Life Balance, And That’s Awesome

There’s no such thing as work-life balance. It simply doesn’t exist. This short film from The School of Life explains why that is—and why that’s …

Work-Life Balance

Celebrating the 200th #adminchat with Avery UK and Executive Secretary

Avery UK is proud to sponsor the weekly #adminchat run by Executive Secretary Magazine. We believe it is a fantastic resource for the administrative …