Create a Shared Vision in the Workplace

11855004_sRecently, I went in for my annual eye exam. My Optometrist, Dr. Leanne Liddicoat, and I had a great conversation about utilizing more effectively administrative professionals in the workplace.

Dr. Liddicoat and I talked about the expectations of doctors in today’s modern world of medicine—patient appointments, attending conferences/seminars, preparing and delivering presentations, staying current on the trends and advances in technology and health, managing email (patient emails and others), running a business, managing employees, participating in health fairs, participating in community events, joining the local Chamber of Commerce, charity work, and much more.   I was amazed at how much some doctors do to keep up with the demands of running a successful business apart from their ongoing patient contact.   This interesting discussion got me to thinking. Below are a few ideas doctors and/or medical office supervisors might consider offloading to their administrative support staff: Continue reading “Create a Shared Vision in the Workplace”

Take Your Work Partnership to the Next Level!

Ted and StacyI’m delighted to have been asked by OfficeTeam, the leading staffing agency specializing in placing highly skilled administrative professionals, to be a contributor on their corporate blog site.  Specifically, I was asked to write about my 10-year work partnership with Ted Gaebler, retired CEO/City Manager for the City of Rancho Cordova, California.  The article is titled “My Advice from an Admin: How You Can Improve Collaboration With Your Boss.” 

Work partnerships are critical to today’s workplace. It’s my belief that the CEO/Manager and administrative professional work partnership is one of the most important work partnerships that exist in business today. Today’s most effective work partnerships are team-oriented and collaborative as compared to the older more traditional model of an unbalanced work relationship.

If you haven’t already read Building A Partnership With Your Boss  by Jerry Wisinski, I would definitely recommend reading this informative book filled with great advice and ideas on how to build and strengthen your work partnerships. I have loaned this book to more executives, managers, and administrative professionals than any other book I own. Continue reading “Take Your Work Partnership to the Next Level!”