Don’t Get Lost In The Clouds … The Visible Assistant
Hello Monday Motivators! I hope you had a great weekend. To continue our travels through this special month of June, the official month of the 25th year anniversary of Office Dynamics, I found more goodies to share with you!
Star Quest was the first newsletter I published. Last week I shared with you a story about Office Life which came after Star Quest, an 8-page color newsletter we published monthly.
Here is an excerpt from the cover story of the November 1997 issue! It is still applicable today, although the administrative profession has become more visible over the past 5 years. To read the full story and other articles, you will want to visit our blog to download the full issue of the Star Quest Newsletter here.
For years, secretaries and administrative assistants traveled at low levels. They were invisible. In fact, the theory was that if you were a really good assistant, you would be invisible to your boss and others. You would glide through your day, get tasks done, and do whatever it took without telling everyone what you did and how you did it. This was the way it was! Today’s philosophy is be visible. Stop hiding your talents and contributions to the organization. Stand out – be different – use your strengths to shine. Stop being a glimmer of light.
It’s time for administrative professionals to come up from the clouds that have cast a gloom over their performance. It is time to rise above the coworkers, friends, or even family members who kept you invisible. It is time for you to become the Visible Assistant. [Read more…]