Persuading Your Manager

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Getting to the “yes”

You know the scenario. You read about a great seminar, workshop, or conference for administrative office professionals. The topics are of interest to you and will help you in your job. You walk into your executive’s office to request his or her approval only to hear “no”. You walk out. End of story.

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Embarrassed To Say You Are An Administrative Professional?

By Debbie Gross

Embarrassed to say?

I have run across this statement more often than not from administrative professionals, especially when they are being asked by others as to what it is they do. My first and most obvious question is why do you or others feel this profession is not as valuable or credible as other professions in the first place? Is it because the role requires service to others and could be considered somewhat subservient? Is it our own perceptions of the role? Is it how we show up to our own jobs each day that give others a less than stellar perception? Do we give others permission to demean it? It could be any number of these reasons however alas there is a new movement out there that is changing this thinking and the perception of the administrative profession.

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