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    Toxic Bosses: How to Live with the S.O.B.

    Toxic Bosses: How to Live with the S.O.B.
    About two years ago I landed my dream job as a territory manager for a midsize technology company. I knew the sister of my prospective boss; she had been a business partner of mine for a number of years. She is a very relaxed, hardworking salesperson, and is well-known in the industry for being professional and effective. Unfortunately, the calm, effective, ...
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    Trying to Organize Your Email? Keep it Simple

    Trying to Organize Your Email? Keep it Simple
    If you’re like most people I know, you have trouble managing your email. Maybe you can’t keep up with the dozens or hundreds of messages (yes, some people get hundreds) you receive each day. Perhaps you’re fed up with all those silly forwards from your uncle or coworker, or frustrated by the series of 12 back-and-forth emails it takes to set ...
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    Five Ways to Stay Organized

    Five Ways to Stay Organized
    Getting organized is on many a busy admin’s to-do list. But once you’ve set up systems to tame the clutter, staying organized can be a continual challenge. “You are always going in 10 different directions,” says admin-turned-author Jamie Novak, who wrote 1,000 Best Quick and Easy Organizing Secrets. “You are interrupted often, plus you need to keep everything at your fingertips, ...
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    10 Things You Must Know When Planning Your Company Picnic

    10 Things You Must Know When Planning Your Company Picnic
    After producing literally hundreds of picnics for every size company, I have found that there are issues any savvy admin must address. Below are some of the most important and often overlooked issues in planning a summer picnic for your group: 1. Cost: If you do not have at least $50 per person to spend for a company picnic (of 75 ...
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    10 Ways to Make Next Week Better

    10 Ways to Make Next Week Better
    On one of the last episodes of “Seinfeld,” the main characters are stuck in traffic on a Sunday night. Galpal Elaine, who desperately wants to get home, wails, “All I know is that it's Sunday night, and I have got to unwind! Now, who's with me?” If perpetually single Elaine felt that way, you can imagine how the rest of us ...
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    Six Ways Admins Can Manage Up

    Six Ways Admins Can Manage Up
    We are all managers - of our bosses, if no one else. So a key to success as an administrative professional is to learn how to manage your manager. Here are six ways to do it. Understand Your Boss First, do some groundwork. “You need to understand your manager’s initiatives and their impacts on the organization,” says Heather Mayfield, VP of ...
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    Going Green - Can I Make a Difference?

    Going Green - Can I Make a Difference?
    Does it really matter if I get a little greener? That's a question I've asked myself and you may have too. To answer, I'd like to share some information from the Natural Resource Defense Council's web site (complete article here). If every household in the US bought 1 box each of 100% recycled facial tissues, toilet paper, paper towels & napkins ...
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    Little Ways to Burn Fat During the Workday

    Little Ways to Burn Fat During the Workday
    For me, the eye-catching headline on today’s front page is “The magic formula for keeping off lost weight.” In my dreams, the equation is shopping + chocolate – broken nails = thinner you! Unfortunately, they didn’t tell me anything we all don’t know: exercise + diet = weight loss. According to a recent University of Pittsburgh study, exercising for an hour ...
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    Cubicle Etiquette 101

    Cubicle Etiquette 101
    Do you find that your colleagues are hovering around you when you're on the phone? Do you feel that you are not being respected when you are doing something urgent and people just barge in on you? If you work in a cubicle, here are some guidelines to follow for good cubicle etiquette: -You see the person you wish to talk ...
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    Ten Tips for Starting and Staying in Business

    Ten Tips for Starting and Staying in Business
    Copyright © 2004-2008 by Kelly Poelker. All rights reserved. Starting a new business is such an exciting time in life. You’ve got an idea for a product or service that you know will be a success. All you’ve got to do is make it happen. Follow these tips and you’ll be well on your way to entrepreneurship. 1. Find your passion ...
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    Office Exercises: Stretching

    Office Exercises: Stretching
    About Stretching Exercises Stretching exercises are thought to give you more freedom of movement to do the things you need to do and the things you like to do. Stretching exercises alone will not improve your endurance or strength. How Much, How Often? Stretch after you do your regularly scheduled strength and endurance exercises. If you can't do endurance or strength ...
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    Top 5 Keys to Mixing Work and Romance

    Top 5 Keys to Mixing Work and Romance
    The experts can warn you until they're blue in the face: Beware of office romances. But there that special someone is: So cute, such chemistry, so nice -- this could be the love of your life, or at least the romance of your week. You don't want to just say no, but are you at grave risk of one day getting ...
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    Workplace Friendships: Asset or Liability?

    Workplace Friendships: Asset or Liability?
    Few would dispute the power that a true friendship has to enrich our lives. But what role should friendship play in the workplace? Is it smarter to keep your personal and professional lives separate or to purposely seek out and cultivate friendships on the job? The Pros and Cons Dr. Jan Yager, author of Friendshifts: The Power of Friendship and How ...
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    Navigate Company Events - How to Have Fun When It's Not Strictly Social

    Navigate Company Events - How to Have Fun When It's Not Strictly Social
    Whether it's a formal office party your boss hosts or a casual barbecue at a coworker's house, a work-related social gathering isn't strictly social. The impression you make at the event will impact your job - for better or, potentially, for worse. "These [people] aren't your friends; they're your colleagues," stresses Marjorie Brody, founder of Brody Communications and author of Professional ...
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    Office Exercises: Core and Back/Balance

    Office Exercises: Core and Back/Balance
    About Core Strength/Balance Exercises Each year, U.S. hospitals have 300,000 admissions for broken hips, and falling is often the cause of those fractures. Balance exercises can help you stay independent by helping you avoid the disability - often permanent - that may result from falling. As you will see, there is a lot of overlap between strength and balance exercises; very ...
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    Office Exercises: Shoulders and Neck

    Office Exercises: Shoulders and Neck
    About Strength Exercises Even very small changes in muscle size can make a big difference in strength, especially in people who already have lost a lot of muscle. An increase in muscle that's not even visible to the eye can be all it takes to improve your ability to do things like get up from a chair or climb stairs. Your ...
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    Office Exercises: Upper Legs

    Office Exercises: Upper Legs
    About Strength Exercises Even very small changes in muscle size can make a big difference in strength, especially in people who already have lost a lot of muscle. An increase in muscle that's not even visible to the eye can be all it takes to improve your ability to do things like get up from a chair or climb stairs. Your ...
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    Office Exercises: Lower Legs

    Office Exercises: Lower Legs
    About Strength Exercises Even very small changes in muscle size can make a big difference in strength, especially in people who already have lost a lot of muscle. An increase in muscle that's not even visible to the eye can be all it takes to improve your ability to do things like get up from a chair or climb stairs. Your ...
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    Office Exercises: Arms

    Office Exercises: Arms
    About Strength Exercises Even very small changes in muscle size can make a big difference in strength, especially in people who already have lost a lot of muscle. An increase in muscle that's not even visible to the eye can be all it takes to improve your ability to do things like get up from a chair or climb stairs. Your ...
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    Tis' Better to Give than Receive? eGfits on AdminSecret

    Tis' Better to Give than Receive? eGfits on AdminSecret
    AdminSecret loves this entertaining and interactive feature, "eGifts":http://www.AdminSecret.com/gifts/new. Now you can give a variety of fun gifts to all of your friends. +*Give a Gift*+ You can use your personal points bank to give other AdminSecret users gifts. The balance of your points bank increases at the same rate that your reputation score increases. Each gift you give will reduce your ...
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