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Administrative Professionals Day: Best Gift for Your Assistant

When I worked as an executive assistant, I was always flattered on Administrative Professionals Day when my leader would generously give me a gift in recognition for my service and hard work. It made me feel special and truly meant a lot to me. Now as an executive myself, I’ve had the opportunity to experience …

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7 Ways Executives Can Improve Communicating with Their Assistants

I have been fortunate to gain a three-dimensional view of communication between executives and assistants: I was an assistant for 20 years thus understanding what I needed from my executive so I could be effective. I worked with a variety of managers and executives, each with different personalities and communication styles. Since 1990, I have …

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Calling All Assistants—Secret to Building a Strategic Partnership

For more than 15 years I have been teaching assistants how to build a strategic partnership with their executives. I especially spend a lot of time on this topic in my World Class Assistant™ designation course. A strategic partnership is quite different from just building a partnership with your executive or just working as a …

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Free Training For Executive and Administrative Assistants

All the Free Training for Administrative Assistants We Offer in One Place!

At Office Dynamics International we love what we do. Part of that is providing tools and services to administrative professionals that enhance the quality of their work-life, promotes career growth, and strengthens administrative skills and excellence. We offer high-level coaching, onsite workshops, an annual conference for administrative excellence, certification and designation courses (World Class Assistant™ …

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Understanding the Stages of Growth

This infographic is created from the Executives & Assistants Working In Partnership: The Definitive Guide To Success, by Joan Burge. To better understand the people side of the partnership equation, it’s helpful to first understand the stages of growth. Below is a slightly adapted excerpt from Joan’s Star Achievement Series® training. Please feel free to …

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Happy Administrative Professionals’ Day!

A message from Joan Burge, Founder and CEO of Office Dynamics International: Happy Administrative Professionals’ Day! The team at Office Dynamics is grateful for each and every one of you. You have enriched our lives, challenged us to think big, and honor us by supporting our work. There is no greater joy for us than …

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