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7 Ways To 'Un-Commit'

Many of us are just plain over-committed. As we honor administrative professionals during Administrative Professionals Week, I'm going to ask you to make one more commitment, this time to yourself: Start "un-committing."

Although there are a lot of deep and interesting reasons that people choose to take on too much, they generally tend to fall into one of three categories:

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Thriving After the 'Big Boom'

"Dream, and dream big, because it's free and no one can take it away from you." - J.R. Martinez

As the United States and its coalition partners mark the 10th anniversary of the start of the Iraq War, this seems like a good time to draw some inspiration from one of the heroes who emerged from that conflict.

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EFAM: Don't Leave Your Career In The Cold

In my last post, I summarized a recent report on big technology trends that will impact office professionals over the next several years. The post ends with a call to action: invest in professional development or risk irrelevance in your career. This post is a short follow-up on how to make that investment.

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5 Tech Trends Impacting Administrative Professionals

The wave of office technology is now a tsunami, according to a recent report. It’s a trend that’s rapidly washing away old tools and techniques and creating a new ecosystem for business: collaborative, mobile, adaptable, responsive and informative.

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APW Logo: Calm In the Eye of the Storm

Administrative professionals are often at a loss to explain to others what they do. I've heard or read this complaint many times from IAAP members. There are several reasons why this is the case.

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What's The Right Equipment For The Mobile Workforce?

In case you hadn't noticed, mobile technology is in the office and it's here to stay. About 60 percent of the world's administrative professionals say they don't need to be in the office to be productive, according to a survey by social contact manager Gist. A third of all administrative professionals use more than one mobile device to do their jobs, and about the same portion say they're at their most productive when they're using mobile tools to work from home.

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Personal Branding: 5 Keys To A New You In The New Year

By Tarah Remington Brown
IAAP Marketing Manager

The New Year is traditionally a time for reviewing what you’ve accomplished and what you’d like to improve upon. One of those items you may want to improve is your personal brand. Whether you are looking for a new job in the New Year or wanting to go for a promotion in 2013, honing your personal brand can help you achieve your goals.

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Time Management: How To Avoid Death By Distraction

Europeans developed some ingenious forms of execution in the Middle Ages. In one, the victim’s limbs were tied to four horses, which were then sent in opposite directions. The French called it “distraction.” It’s a state experienced by many office professionals today.

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New Salary Guide Positive For Adminisitrative Job Seekers

IAAP Key Partner OfficeTeam recently released its 2013 salary guide, and it's got lots of good news that should please administrative professionals.

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14 Surprising Jobs Office Pros Do At Work

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