Do the Technology Tango

April 27th, 2012 → 1:00 am @ // No Comments

Whether you like it or not “embrace technology” has become a common mantra in the business world. For the purposes of this book (Who Took My Pen … Again?), we state unequivocally, forget about embracing technology; you’ve got to dance the technology tango! Anyone who has watched the hit television show, Dancing with the Stars, […]

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Supporting Your Leader

April 26th, 2012 → 1:00 am @ // No Comments

You know the old adage that two brains are better than one? Well, think of this in terms of partnering with your leader. We can definitely do great things individually but when we join forces with our leader we can be extraordinary! This excerpt from Who Took My Pen…Again proves a great point: Support Partner […]

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Showcase Your Talents

April 25th, 2012 → 1:00 am @ // No Comments

I truly believe that every person has a special gift they were born with—something that makes them unique, different, and distinct. And I know that is true of you. After 21+ years of inspiring greatness is administrative assistants, secretaries, and executive assistants, I have witnessed the beauty of “the special gift” being opened. It takes […]

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Would You Reveal Your Shortcomings?

April 24th, 2012 → 1:00 am @ // No Comments

Welcome to the Who Took My Pen … Again? Annual Blog-a-thon for Administrative Professionals. If you are just tuning in, here’s the scoop! We are holding 4th Annual Blog-a-thon for the Administrative Profession. We hold this blog-a-thon each April and the goal is to make assistants aware of the resources available to them and build […]

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5 Ways to thank the assistants who help you succeed

April 22nd, 2012 → 1:00 am @ // No Comments

Did you know it’s Administrative Professionals Week? This happens to be one of my favorite weeks all year – and not just because I was once an assistant myself before I founded my company back in 1990. I love celebrating this week because it gives me a chance to thank my own assistant for everything […]

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Happy Administrative Professionals Week

April 22nd, 2012 → 1:00 am @ // No Comments

Dear friends and colleagues, Please allow me to be one of the first to wish you a Happy Administrative Professionals Week! From April 23 – 27, it’s time to salute you for the extra hours you put in, the extraordinary efforts you make to assist others, the masterful way you keep clients and employees happy, […]

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Peer Synergy with Admin Teams

April 20th, 2012 → 1:00 am @ // No Comments

I started my career in the secretarial profession right out of high school. I started as a Receptionist for Alcan Aluminum in Cleveland, OH. I always had my eyes set on working for a President or CEO someday so I decided to closely observe any executive assistant’s behaviors, actions, attitudes, and processes. I listened to […]

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The Organized Assistant

April 19th, 2012 → 1:00 am @ // No Comments

Do you ever feel like the crazy, wild-haired, messy desk lady with post it’s and papers everywhere? I have had my moments in the past but I really take pride in the fact that my desk is organized and clean every night before I leave for the day. I know when I return the next […]

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The Networked Administrative Professional

April 18th, 2012 → 1:00 am @ // No Comments

“It’s not what you know but who you know that makes the difference.” Have you heard that line before? It’s true in the sense that the person who actively creates a reputable brand for themselves with genuine relationships will see more opportunity simply because there is a broader network of people in the world who […]

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As An Administrative Assistant, Do You Lead?

April 17th, 2012 → 1:00 am @ // No Comments

Welcome to the Who Took My Pen … Again? Annual Blog-a-thon for Administrative Professionals. If you are just tuning in, here’s the scoop! We are holding 4th Annual Blog-a-thon for the Administrative Profession. We hold this blog-a-thon each April and the goal is to make assistants aware of the resources available to them and build […]

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