It’s Cool to be an Administrative Professional because you meet all kinds of people. Think about all the people you have met because of the people you support and where you work. Where else would you meet such a broad range of individuals? Many executive assistants and administrative assistants work with a variety of cultures. Even in my “good” old days as an executive assistant, I worked with people from Italy, Switzerland, Germany, and France.
Even in our small company, we have been so fortunate to meet administrative professionals from Russia, Japan, Italy, and Quatar.
Then think of all the high-caliber people you have met through your executive or organization? Do you ever stop and think about how fortunate you are to have met such a repertoire of people? What about any local networks you have developed through your job? Jasmine Freeman has a fabulous network through one of our Chamber groups called Vegas Young Professionals (VYP). She has met some of the coolest, hip, intelligent young professionals in Las Vegas. I don’t believe Jasmine would have been exposed to this group if Office Dynamics was not a Chamber of Commerce member. And because Jasmine embraces and participates in the VYP functions, she has hooked Office Dynamics up with some great vendors whose services we needed. How COOL is that?
Do you every stop to think how fortunate you are to meet so many diverse individuals because you work in the administrative profession? How many people would you not know if you didn’t work in the administrative profession—or for the executive you support? Are you showing an interest in others? Do you extend yourself to learn about people even though they don’t think just like you? Do you try to know the people your executive knows? Do you display a good attitude with everyone you meet? Is your network vast?
Be Cool! Get to know others — you may learn something new — and you never know who they might know that you need to know!