Weekly Links Roundup 12-04-2009

By | Dec 4, 2009

Here we are again, time for the Weekly Links Roundup – all the links I’ve shared on Twitter during the week. 30 Best Poster Design Tutorials Computer Pranks – being the geeky type that I am, I got a real giggle out of these. Why Administrative Assistants are a vital part of the economy What […]

Free eCookbook and Unicef Donation

By | Dec 1, 2009

I try to keep my blog here on-topic.  But occasionally I see something that touches my heart and want to share it with everyone I know.  Today is one of those days, so please forgive me for going a bit off topic here. I was reading my usual round of blog’s this morning, and someone […]

Because We’ve Always Done It That Way

By | Nov 20, 2009

I don’t know about you, but those words are the bane of my existence.  Part of our job as administrative professionals is to design office processes and to improve on old ones.  The first step in improving an existing process is to understand why it’s being done as it is.  That’s when the dreaded words […]

Ask the Admin: How Secure is Gmail?

By | Nov 18, 2009

I had a question this week about the security of Gmail, the very popular on-line e-mail service from Google. Please let me know, how safe the confidential documents keeping in mails….????? I would be much much thankful to you if u kindly provide me some details on it….As i would like to share with you that, […]

The Yearly Dilemma: Holiday Parties That Don’t Discriminate

By | Nov 9, 2009

Yes, that dreaded season is approaching again. It’s time to plan another holiday party that doesn’t discriminate against anyone’s religion. You Can’t Please Everyone It never fails. You spend hours and hours planning a fun and festive holiday party for your office, trying your best to keep religion out of the mix. But sure as […]

Ask the Admin: Dealing With a Difficult Boss

By | Nov 6, 2009

Today we have another question from a reader: how do you handle a difficult boss? Here’s the e-mail I received: How do you deal with a boss who’s not only moody, but crazy? I swear she must be bi-polar. She will fly off the handle at the smallest thing – and everything in the world […]

Screening Calls: How to Make Your Boss More Productive

By | Oct 26, 2009

For any administrative or executive assistant, you have one basic goal, making your boss more efficient and productive. That’s it. Everything you do during your workday should have this one basic goal behind it. One primary way to save your boss time and help her be more efficient is to properly screen calls. Now, when […]

And We Have Our Winners!

By | Oct 23, 2009

Sorry for the late conclusion to the contest, folks.  I had some technical difficulties this last month.  But better late than never, I always say. And the winners are (insert drum roll here): Jenlei Brewer wins the $20 Starbucks Gift Card. Laura Horton wins the $10 Starbucks Gift Card. Both winners will receive an e-mail […]

10 Tips for Effective Meeting Minutes

By | Sep 14, 2009

photo credit: Symic A common job duty of administrative and executive assistants is to be able to take effective meeting minutes. Whether you are taking minutes at a team meeting or a meeting of the Board of Directors, the skills are pretty much the same. Here are 10 tips for taking effective meeting minutes. Always […]

Handling Conflicting Priorities

By | Sep 7, 2009

NOTE: Don’t forget to enter my contest to win a Starbuck’s Gift Card. photo credit: graymalkn Do you ever feel like you’re caught in a game of tug-o-war….and you’re the rope?  These days, supporting multiple managers is the norm more than the exception, and it isn’t uncommon to receive conflicting priorities from the various managers […]

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