Insights from a “Rock Star”: A Conversation with Joan Burge

 

OSU Administrative Professionals Hosted Joan Burge

 

Ohio State University Administrative Professionals Group hosted Joan Burge April 23, 2018, in an informal session called Insights From a Rock Star: A Conversation with Joan Burge. Many of the professionals attending had questions about Joan and her accomplishments, however, there were several questions during the event that were asked that are often asked by our own readers.

We thought we’d share some of those questions that were posed to Joan.

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The Power of Collaborating with Your Administrative Peers

For decades, I have been teaching teamwork to administrative assistants. As you know, teamwork has been a popular topic for decades for all individuals. About five years ago I added collaboration to my teachings. I did this because as I was out in the field conducting administrative training, executives were telling me that their assistants needed to learn about collaboration. So I added an entire full-day workshop on collaboration to my Star Achievement Series®. Here is an excerpt from that workbook. I hope you will take the time to read it because collaboration is different. You need skills in both the teamwork arena and the collaboration arena.

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Networking at Administrative Conferences

 

The Office Dynamics’ Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence is a way I am reminded of the value of networking with your peers. I realize, though, this is not easy for everyone.

 

I’d like to share an excerpt from my book Who Took My Pen…Again? In hopes that you will see there is more to it. If you can shift your focus as mentioned below, you will be on your way to meeting new and exciting people.

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