If you are an administrative assistant, executive assistant, secretary or administrative professional of any job title or level interested in being the best administrative professional you can be, you’re in the right place. The Effective Admin resources contain information and knowledge that can turn average administrative professionals into good ones and good administrative professionals into great ones.
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The Effective Admin has been a leading authority since 2004 specializing in professional development, educational resources, training and tips for administrative assistants, executive assistants, secretaries, and administrative professionals of any job title. The information provided will help YOU become The Effective Admin in your office. Read more here: About TEA
ABOUT YOUR ADVISOR
The Effective Admin™ brand is owned and produced by Karen Porter, job performance and career success coach and advisor to administrative assistants and executive assistants globally:
My specialty is serving administrative professionals like you with job performance and career management advice. I have more than 25 years of experience interacting with the “real” workplace and working administrative professionals. I have been serving administrative assistants and executive assistants with strategies, tips and advice through The Effective Admin resources since 2004. I’m pleased to be bringing you actionable, practical and relevant advice you can use in your administrative professional role, job, and career.
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Learn how you can access more than 1,000 pages of executive assistant and administrative assistant training and professional development materials with tips that will help make you a better administrative professional. After all, the best administrative professionals never stop learning!
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“I have been receiving your newsletters for quite some time now and have thoroughly enjoyed reading them. I had a membership with another organization for admins, but did not really get much from the website to enhance my knowledge or skills. I am so glad that I reviewed your membership page before thinking of renewing that membership. I have already found so much information that I can use, and I’ve only checked out two tabs! Thank you for gathering and putting this information out there. I wish I had had the sense to utilize it years ago!” —Elizabeth H., administrative assistant to the dean, Fort Worth, Texas
Here are just 25 things (of hundreds of items) you will learn in these tips*:
1. How to recognize your accomplishments in your administrative professional position
2. The attribute that is both a strength and weakness of administrative professionals: attention to detail
3. Three top challenges many administrative professionals are facing today
4. Simple ways administrative professionals can increase their managers’ and executives’ productivity and add time to their days
5. How administrative professionals can harness their negative emotions at work
6. What is an individual development plan and why would an administrative professional need one?
7. Tips for administrative professionals pursuing the paperless office
8. How assistants can more effectively communicate with their managers or executives
9. The value of trend tracking by administrative professionals and how to do it in your administrative role
10. How to use strategic thinking to better manage your executive’s calendar and schedule
11. Five ways administrative professionals can use LinkedIn besides for job searches
12. Career management advice to start your year off right
13. Six ways you may be unintentionally contributing to your own stress levels at work and what to do about it
14. Why some managers or executives won’t, or can’t, let go of tasks and delegate them to their admins and what to do about it
15. How to effectively support multiple managers and executives
16. How to make your administrative professional business relationship with the person you support a more successful one
17. What boundaries to set at work as an administrative professional and why
18. What to do when it’s time to manage your manager’s or executive’s e-mail account
19. Learn three ways to like your administrative professional job again
20. Dealing with difficult people in your administrative professional role
21. What should you do? The skill of independent decision making for admin professionals
22. The value of thinking more like those you support and how to do it
23. The difference between qualitative goals and quantitative goals: One can say you’re a “Good” Admin; the other can prove it!
24. Tips for administrative professionals who can’t seem to get it all, or any of it, done on time
25. Four things that make a “good” administrative professional into a “great” one
*These 25 tips are all in back issues of The Effective Admin newsletter for administrative assistants and executive assistants. All articles and tips are original information; I do not adapt, excerpt, reprint or copy articles from other administrative consultants or industry newsletters and Blogs. All tips and advice are primary, first-hand knowledge and resources I share with you from my research and expertise. I’ve been advising administrative assistants and executive assistants since 2004 and worked in the corporate and other environments many years prior to that. Click the button below for information on how to get these tips now! —Karen Porter, advisor and coach to administrative professionals