Think Like A Boss When Scheduling Meetings

8149460_sExecutives/Managers can have many demands placed upon them each day.  These demands can range anywhere from in-person meetings, national/international travel, social business gatherings, deal negotiations, phone calls/emails, and many more.  An executive/manager’s time needs to be respected and not undervalued. When scheduling meetings for your boss, think like a boss.  Continue reading “Think Like A Boss When Scheduling Meetings”

The Admin Job Description

9711605_sWhen was the last time you reviewed your job description—yesterday, last week, or last month? Has your job description been updated since you have been working in your position? Over time your position may have evolved into something very different since the day you were first hired.

Being an administrative professional is rarely a dull job. Some believe that a job description for an administrative professional can be summarized into one paragraph or a couple of pages. Surprise! Administrative professionals Continue reading “The Admin Job Description”

Happy Administrative Professionals Day!

imagesCA0IXM2IAcross North America today, April 23, 2014, the spotlight will be on the administrative professional.  Why?  It’s Administrative Professionals Day!  Thank goodness for men and women who step into these critical careers to support leaders, managers, and businesses across the world.  Here’s some interesting facts about Administrative Professionals Day.  Did you know?   Continue reading “Happy Administrative Professionals Day!”

Embrace Opportunities in the Workplace

opportunity-knockingToday’s administrative professional is often times asked to do more with fewer resources.  Job tasks and responsibilities that were once managed and completed by managers, executives, accounting and information technology staff, travel agents, and so forth are now being given to administrative support staff.

The duties and responsibilities of the 21st century administrative professional are varied, demanding, and complex.  Often times the work might even seem beyond our capacity.  The good news is some stresses can bring us happy exhaustion.  There is often times an excitement felt by people when they are able to meet demanding deadlines, accomplish a challenging project, confront a demanding situation, and learn something new. Continue reading “Embrace Opportunities in the Workplace”

Truth or Dare?

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Truth…I started a blog called “A Great Day’s Work” because I wanted to work from home and be my own boss.  Guess what?  I did just that!  You know why?  I believe I can.  I believe in me.  I know I can do it.

Truth…I believe there really are enough hours in the day if we focus on what is truly important to us, gather support, have a plan, and limit the timewasters.  Because I believe in this theory, I’m creating “A Great Day’s Work.”

Truth…I deeply care about helping businesses and individuals to succeed in the workplace.  I want to help YOU reach your potential as an administrative professional.  I want to help YOU reach your potential as someone who uses or should be using an administrative professional. Continue reading “Truth or Dare?”