In this cutting-edge book, Joan Burge intimately shares with administrative professionals the bottom line to achieving success and maintaining your edge in a worthwhile career.
Joan Burge gets to the core of what’s ‘Underneath It All’ when it comes to living a life of significance as an administrative professional and individual. In a chaotic world where everything seems urgent and important, Joan has learned through the difficult journey of helping her husband battle pancreatic cancer, what matters most. She intimately shares with administrative professionals the bottom line to achieving success and maintaining your edge in a worthwhile career.
You’ll read why it’s essential to maintain your competitive advantage and how continual improvement makes it possible. You will explore key points with Joan that lead to success in the administrative profession and you’re likely to wonder who switched on the lights?
You Will Learn:
- Navigate your career
- Combat negativity
- The nuts and bolts of leading
- Break through a career plateau
- Perception management
- Be a value-added partner
- Emotional intelligence
- The fine art of persuasion
- Accept change
- Get into the executive suite
- Gain respect
- Negotiate with managers
- And more!
- This Is Cognitive-Being Territory
- I’ve Got What It Takes To Be A Leader
- I’m My Own Career Manager And I’m “Heady” With Power
- Professionals Works For Me
- Earning Your Rightful Place On the Executive Team
- The Anatomy Of A Strategic Partnership
- Communication: As Important As Ever
- The Fine Art Of Persuasion . . . Sharpen Your Tools
- Teamwork And Peer Power
- Dear Managers
“I have met many ‘experts’ who think they have a good view of the administrative world and what it takes to be successful, however, none have actually been in the role to know the true nature of this profession. Joan Burge truly speaks from experience when she shares her philosophies and her stories. And because she has been an Executive Assistant herself, an instructor and the CEO of her own company, she brings a wealth of knowledge from both sides of the desk.” – Debbie Gross, Chief Executive Assistant to John Chambers Chairman & CEO Cisco Systems, Inc.
“As usual I find all the information Joan Burge provides to Executive Assistants and Administrative Assistants at any level to be excellent information, informative and highly motivating. Joan’s writings inspire me and help me to focus with renewed passion, my chosen profession.” – Dixie L. Drake
“Joan Burge’s new book, “Underneath It All” is a book for anyone who wants to energize their career. This book covers exciting topics such as leadership, being a cognitive being, professionalism, managing your own career, communication, forming strategic partnerships, persuasion…teamwork…the list goes on and on. The best part is that she offers real, workable, grounded advice and mentoring that simply leaps off the page and into your career. This is written by someone who clearly knows the role and has walked in the shoes of an administrative professional. If you are someone who’s stalled out in your career OR you are energized but just aren’t sure what to do next to make your actions meaningful steps in building a great career you will love this book. She has activities built into each chapter that allows the reader to form a doable action plan right away. This is a realistic, advanced level book that will provide the insights and vision so that you can be your best and grow your career any way you want. I was greatly encouraged by this book and I can also recommend her first book, Become An Inner Circle Assistant.” – Nancy