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Thrive in Open-Plan
4 Ways how to Thrive, and not just Survive in an Open-Plan Office

As an administrative professional, you’re probably used to thriving in the tasks you do. Completing these tasks can be made harder when dealing with the distractions that come with working in an open-plan office. Not to worry, we’ve come up with some great tips to help you focus on being […]

Emotional Intelligence (EQ)
Realising the True Power of Emotional Intelligence (EQ)

Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is fast-becoming one of the most important and powerful attributes for administrative professionals. It’s a common buzzword which has a significant impact on all facets of our lives, but more so in the workplace. Back in the day, people were solely judged on their IQ. But the […]

Are you a Positive or Negative Thinker?

“A man is but the product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes.” ~ Mahatma Ghandi “Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative negative thinking will.” ~ Zig Ziglar – Personal Development Guru These are two powerful quotes. Combined, they tell us that if we think […]

Don’t Manage Performance, Manage People!

There is so much hype about performance management and measurement. We need our people to do more, work harder, achieve targets and deadlines and give, give, give. Now – there is nothing wrong with high expectations – but as managers we have to concede that these expectations go both ways. […]

Multitasking
7 Tips to Multitasking at Work Successfully

Administrative professionals are expected to be versatile and flexible in their jobs. How often does your boss give you multiple tasks to do, which must be completed simultaneously? It’s not that your boss unreasonable but unfortunately, in today’s fast-paced business world, demands are higher than ever before. The only way […]