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    Treat Your Boss' Expenses as Your Own

    Treat Your Boss' Expenses as Your Own
    With the economy turned upside down, everyone these days is focusing on expenses. And companies are tightening their belts and cracking the whip where they may not have done previously. My company just instituted its first expense policy guidelines. Up until now, they had always expected that employees would be price-conscientious while dining out or choosing a hotel. Unfortunately, people took ...
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    Keep Your Inbox Running on Empty

    Keep Your Inbox Running on Empty
    There are so many e-mails coming at us these days that e-mail management is very important. I find the best way for me to keep my Inbox organized is to immediately deal with the e-mail when it arrives. I never have more than four or five e-mails in my Inbox for any length of time. Here are five buts you can ...
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    Depression at Work

    Depression at Work
    How serious is depression on the job? According to nationwide labor reports and studies, it's more serious than most of us realize. Here are some shocking statistics: • Depression accounts for close to $12 billion in lost workdays each year. • More than $11 billion in other costs accrue from decreased productivity due to symptoms that sap energy, affect work habits ...
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    Calendar in Chief: Schedule like the President

    Calendar in Chief: Schedule like the President
    A recent Washington Post article Obama, Reaching outside the bubble reminded me of this quote by H. Jackson Brown: “Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.” After reading the article, I added President ...
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    High Quality, Economical Online Printing Resources

    High Quality, Economical Online Printing Resources
    Whether you work for a large corporation or you're just starting your business, saving time and money on your printing costs is important. I strongly recommend developing a great working relationship with a local printer whenever possible. However, the two online options I'm about to recommend are able to beat almost every printer's pricing I've ever requested a quote from for ...
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    Recharging My Professional Batteries

    Recharging My Professional Batteries
    What do you do to ensure your professional batteries stay fully charged? There are numerous ways to approach this including continuing education courses, reading books and industry publications, researching trends and issues on the Internet, and networking with other professionals. Yes, I said NETWORKING with other professionals. Don't let the word networking scare you off. You don't have to be an ...
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    The Soft Sell Of The Hard Sell – Relationship Marketing For Tough Times

    The Soft Sell Of The Hard Sell – Relationship Marketing For Tough Times
    Tough times call for tough marketing. The “tough marketing” is being tough on yourself, not on others. Today’s marketplace calls for understanding and empathy on the part of marketers towards prospects and others in your supply team. However, you have to be tougher than ever - on yourself. The idea of the “Hard Sell” doesn’t sit well with many people, including ...
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    How to Speak Twitter

    How to Speak Twitter
    *A TWITTER GLOSSARY* *At Reply, or "@reply"*: A direct tweet sent to another Twitter user. *Dweet*: Tweet sent while drunk *Hash Tag*: The "#" sign. Allows Twitter users to group tweets by topic, making it easier to search particular conversations using Twitter Search. *Link*: Including a URL in your tweet. *MisTweet*: A tweet one later regrets. *ReTweet*: To repost something that's ...
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    American to Add Wi-Fi Service to Domestic Flights

    American to Add Wi-Fi Service to Domestic Flights
    Being online while being airborne is fast becoming reality for U.S travelers. American Airlines (AMR) is announcing on Tuesday that it's joining rival Delta Air Lines (DAL) in making Wi-Fi Internet connections available to most domestic passengers. American, No. 2 in the world in passenger traffic after Delta acquired Northwest Airlines last year, says it will equip more than 300 planes ...
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    How I Got a Grip on My Workweek

    How I Got a Grip on My Workweek
    The goal: 10 extra hours in my week. The plan of attack: none. That's pretty much where I was when Marian Bateman, a productivity coach with the David Allen Co., walked into my office. As executive editor at BusinessWeek, I'm responsible for getting the print edition into your hands each week, and I spend a lot of hours doing it. Just ...
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    Is Age Discrimination at Work a Serious Problem?

    Is Age Discrimination at Work a Serious Problem?
    Hot topic age discrimination Last month, Channel 4's Dispatches programme exposed the problem of age discrimination in the workplace. The law states employees can be forced to retire at age 65 without any explanation from their employer, but 25% feel employers should have the right to force employees to retire at 65. Dispatches claimed 67% of 1,000 employees who were forced ...
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    Slideshow: Travel with Deep Discounts

    *Montego Bay, Jamaica* *LOW AIR:* One-way fares from New York to Montego Bay on Air Jamaica start at $119. *ONCE THERE:* The all-inclusive Holiday Inn Resort Montego Bay is an especially good bet for families, with a ton of kid-friendly supervised activities as part of its KidSpree Vacation Club program. Rates April 3-15 for standard rooms start at $125 per ...
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    Take Off with Deep Travel Discounts

    Take Off with Deep Travel Discounts
    At least some good news is coming from the dismal economy: It hasn't been this cheap to fly in years. With fewer people getting on planes, carriers have been forced to drastically reduce fares to attract customers and keep up with the competition. *The cost of many flights is down 30% to 50% from a year ago at this time.* Last ...
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    10 Things to Do When You Have Nothing to Do

    10 Things to Do When You Have Nothing to Do
    One piece of advice that I give to every up-and-coming administrative assistant is this: Never sit idle! If you have nothing to do, then go out and find something to do. Occasionally, though, you do find yourself temporarily at loose ends, so here’s a list of 10 things to do when you have nothing to do. h4. *1. Clean Up/Reorganize Your ...
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    When You Need It Later: The Bring-Forward System

    When You Need It Later: The Bring-Forward System
    My boss likes me to keep him organized and the way I do that is to have a system to bring forward items, which I then bring to his attention when he needs to see it. The system I use is quite simple and has been around for a long time. They taught this system when I was in high school ...
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    Implement a Successful Travel Program

    Implement a Successful Travel Program
    In tough economic times, businesses are always seeking new ways to reduce costs, and travel budgets are often one of the first areas to come under scrutiny. One way to save money without sacrificing necessary travel or the traveler's quality of life on the road is through the deployment of a corporate travel management program. While most large corporations have such ...
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    How Admins Can Fight Sexual Harrassment

    How Admins Can Fight Sexual Harrassment
    Sexual harassment of admins can be as simple as a client's unwanted flirtatious winks or as elaborate as a male boss's systematic assaults on female employees. And admins are likely to encounter this occupational hazard. Approximately 15,000 sexual harassment cases are brought to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) each year. 31% of the female workers claimed to have been harassed ...
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    How to Overcome Jet Lag

    How to Overcome Jet Lag
    Crossing several time zones makes travelers an easy prey for the brain-fogging, energy-zapping disorder known as jet lag. And while nearly everyone’s got advice for how to beat it - ranging from inflight sleeping pills to keeping your watch on the old time - the best remedy is to start resetting your internal clock several days before you leave home. “Get ...
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    Tips for Traveling With Your Boss

    Tips for Traveling With Your Boss
    Traveling with your boss? Even if you’re headed somewhere warm and exotic, don’t think of it as a vacation. “Even though you’re not in your actual office, you are still at work,” says Anna Post, who teaches business etiquette seminars at the Emily Post Institute in Burlington, Vermont. “Everything that applies in the office applies on the road.” That means showing ...
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    Top 10 Tips for Business Travel Abroad

    Top 10 Tips for Business Travel Abroad
    Traveling abroad for business can be exciting, but you should leave yourself plenty of time to prepare before your departure. We’ve compiled a list of things to do before you leave: h4. *1. Renew your passport:* Make sure that you have a valid passport at least three months before you depart. It’s easy to apply for one at your local post ...
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