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    13 Bosses and How to Make Them Love You

    Along with paychecks, deadlines, and overtime, bosses are one of the things you just can’t avoid in the workplace. But how to identify these strange characters and deal with them? Don’t go it alone — it’s a jungle out there. We show you how! [page] The Robot Distinguishing characteristics: An empty desk, no family pictures. What they do: All business, all ...
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    Ultimate Guide to Twitter, Facebook and Online Marketing

    Ultimate Guide to Twitter, Facebook and Online Marketing
    It’s pretty obvious that the marketing of today has changed. You have newspapers going virtual/web only, Twitter and Facebook replacing postcards and phone calls, and potential clients now being the main target of your press releases as opposed to editors. It’s all changing and to do PR today, you need to change with it. The good news is that it’s never ...
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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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    Ten Ways Admins Can Make the Boss Look Good

    Ten Ways Admins Can Make the Boss Look Good
    What is the measure of an administrative professional? Some would say it’s all about helping your manager do his job well, AKA making your boss look good. With that in mind, we asked professionals who have been on both sides of the relationship what admins can do to help their bosses shine as brightly as possible. Here are their top 10 ...
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    What to Do When an Employee Leaves

    What to Do When an Employee Leaves
    For the entrepreneur, employee turnover always raises challenges, questions and issues. Employees, of course, leave for many reasons. They're promoted, take a new or "better" position, retire - and, yes, sometimes they're terminated. Whatever the cause - even if an employee is asked to leave before the end of the day - it's crucial for you and the direct supervisor to ...
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    Meeting Planning 101

    Meeting Planning 101
    Last summer, Robbie Davis was planning a meeting at a hotel for company personnel. In her email to attendees, she unknowingly made a typo in the link to the hotel's Web site, leading recipients instead to a pornography site. While she immediately sent another email correcting the error and asking recipients to disregard the first one, coworkers clicked the original link ...
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    Ten Tips to Stay Happy at Work

    Ten Tips to Stay Happy at Work
    If you find yourself longing for greener work pastures, don't immediately go looking for the first exit ramp off of your chosen career path. The Balance Team, which specializes in professional- and personal-growth seminars for administrative and executive assistants in Fortune 1000 companies, suggests these 10 tips for staying content at work: 1. Keep Personal Problems Personal: When you're preoccupied with ...
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    What Is the First Impression of Your Office?

    What Is the First Impression of Your Office?
    First impressions count! Part of an administrative professional’s unwritten job title is to professionally project and promote the corporate brand and image to the public. As administrative professionals, we do that by how we greet our guests and how we maintain our desk and accompanying office areas where we work. Walk in the front door of your office and look around ...
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    Skills for Bridging the Language Diversity Gap

    Skills for Bridging the Language Diversity Gap
    Although linguistic diversity can make life interesting, there are times when we need help to communicate across accent and language barriers. Because diverse workplaces are rapidly becoming more the rule than the exception, it is likely that at some point you will find yourself working with someone who is less than fluent in English or has an accent that is difficult ...
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    Be A Better Manager: Learn to Delegate!

    Be A Better Manager: Learn to Delegate!
    How do you find the time to develop your people? Delegation both frees up your time and can develop your people. It also increases productivity, morale and commitment. As the economy becomes more dependent on knowledge, managers need to delegate to be effective leaders. The number one reason for management failure is an inability to delegate. So, why don’t managers delegate? ...
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    A 12 Step Program to Survive as an Admin

    A 12 Step Program to Survive as an Admin
    AdminSecret knows it can be tough out there for an Admin. That's why we're higlighting this insightful survival guide from Patricia Robb, one of our favorite featured writers. Enjoy! My grandson has started walking. He turned 1 year old on October 8th and shortly after that he just took off. He has a unique way of walking. He takes about 12 ...
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    Hiring and Orienting a New Employee

    Hiring and Orienting a New Employee
    Editor's note: This article was excerpted from Managing a Small Business Made Easy, which is a guide to the essential elements - including human resources, customer service, advertising, finances and advisors - you need to be successful. I was working late one night to complete an important project for our company, a medium-sized manufacturer of agricultural and industrial equipment. It happened ...
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    How to Create a Marketing Plan: The Benefits of a Marketing Plan

    How to Create a Marketing Plan: The Benefits of a Marketing Plan
    The Benefits of a Marketing Plan Firms that are successful in marketing invariably start with a marketing plan. Large companies have plans with hundreds of pages; small companies can get by with a half-dozen sheets. Put your marketing plan in a three-ring binder. Refer to it at least quarterly, but better yet monthly. Leave a tab for putting in monthly reports ...
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    Ways Admins Work with Today's Boss

    Ways Admins Work with Today's Boss
    When Rosalind Hebert, CPS, started her first full-time administrative job in the 1980s, making coffee for her boss was her top priority every morning. Now, as an administrative assistant at the Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Department, she seldom performs such tasks -- or even many traditional clerical duties, she says. Her boss writes his own email correspondence and has empowered her ...
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    Create a Paperless Office

    Create a Paperless Office
    If you're finding it tough to stay ahead of the paper trail in your office, it might be time to begin phasing it out. Storing documents electronically can save you time and your firm money, says Leonard B. Kruk, a technology futurist and president of Naples, Florida-based Leonard Kruk Consulting. Reducing your reliance on paper can increase your productivity. Here are ...
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    Build a Great Working Relationship with Your Boss

    Build a Great Working Relationship with Your Boss
    One of the worst things you can do at your new job is to make your supervisor look bad for hiring you. After all, your boss is key to your current on-the-job satisfaction and to your future success in the organization -- and perhaps even beyond. If there ever were a relationship for you to invest in, this is it. So ...
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    Seven Secrets to Save on Supplies

    Seven Secrets to Save on Supplies
    Companies always want their employees to be frugal, and the cost of office supplies is one key expense that may be reduced. But how do you manage with less when your workload is up, thanks to company downsizing? Here are seven ways to get the most out of what you've got. h4. Shop Wisely Anticipating future needs can be quite cost-effective. ...
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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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    How to Manage a Stressed Colleague

    How to Manage a Stressed Colleague
    I’m managing someone who claims to have stress and is working reduced hours, but I think they are pulling the wool over my eyes. As times get tougher, the rest of the team are becoming increasingly suspicious and resentful. This will come as no surprise to an increasing number of managers. As times get tougher, organizations can increase the pressure without ...
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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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