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skills executives want from assistants

The Top Skills Executives Want From Assistants Today

Office Dynamics often surveys managers and high-level executives as to the skills, attitudes, and behaviors that are most important for an assistant to possess. Here are some non-edited, direct quotes from them. See how you measure up. If you are doing these already, then ask yourself . . . “How often do I do this? …

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teaming with your administrative peers

5 Powerhouse Strategies for Creating Administrative Peer Power

Coming together is better than fighting for your own agenda. When you are trying to create change, whether in a process or for the administrative community in your organization, it is much easier to be persuasive when there is a group. There is strength in unity. Whether there are two administrative professionals in your office …

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assistant career training

Why Being An Executive Assistant Is A Rewarding Career

In honor of Administrative Professionals Day, I want to share my thoughts on why I believe being an executive assistant is a rewarding career. When people tell me, “Anyone can do that job,” it bothers me. It tells me that person doesn’t really know what it takes to be a great assistant. I hear it …

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Office Ninjas Guest Post

5 Reasons Why Office Admins are the New Power Job

Author: OfficeNinjas Editor’s Note: This is a revised version of an original post from the OfficeNinjas blog. You connect the dots between departments, have mastered the art of juggling competing work priorities, all while keeping the lights on and often acting as director of first impressions. We know being an Office Ninja is no easy …

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Becke Wolf Executive Assistant

I am proud to be an “EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT…because miracle worker is not a job title”!

Dear Joan & Jasmine: Since I picked up your book “Who Took My Pen…Again?!” in 2013, Office Dynamics has changed my life! I’ve been a professional assistant my entire life. I entered my career, in 1981 with no more than a pleasant personality, a sense of style and the ability to type quickly. As the …

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expectations of today's assistant

Expectations of Today’s Assistant

Welcome to April! We are into the 4th month of 2016. How is it going for you so far? Office Dynamics is all a buzz with the anticipation and excitement of Administrative Professionals Week the end of this month. But we don’t just celebrate assistants the last week of April, we love to celebrate the …

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