How to Build a Collaborative Team

The Cisco Systems Administrative Team at the Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence
The Cisco Systems Administrative Team at the Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence

Take The “Star” Approach to Partnering With Your Administrative Co-Workers

When I am at companies teaching full-day workshops to the administrative and executive assistants, I often hear: “At my company there is lack of cooperation and teamwork among the administrative community. What can I do to improve our work atmosphere?”

You can play a key role in influencing your administrative peers to create a healthy workplace that is filled with trust, respect and cooperation.

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The Power of Collaboration

Every day I come across several articles that support this year’s event theme, which is, Collaborate. Create. Connect. Expand Your Influence. As we near the 2014 Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence I would like to share some of these valuable articles with you. Perhaps this will spur your interest in learning more about these new … Read more

What’s the difference between teamwork and collaboration?

Did you know that teamwork and collaboration are different? They are both very necessary skill sets but many don’t understand the difference between the two. In fact, collaboration is quickly becoming a required competency of administrative professionals. Joan shares more on the difference in this video.   We’re seeing this interesting comparison more and more!  When … Read more

What skills does an administrative or executive assistant need?

What skills does an administrative or executive assistant need to focus on to maintain a competitive edge? Or better yet, be way ahead of the game in their profession? You may think technology. While that is important, let me tell you the big secret as to what executives, Human Resources leaders, and organizations are expecting … Read more

Connect with Others Through Creativity

Creativity is a way of life.   You don’t have to be a photographer or an artist to connect with others through your creativity. Creativity, deeper connected-ness and the ability to collaborate with others are increasingly important skills for the workplace. Administrative professionals who are ahead of the curve understand and are honing their skill … Read more