Author Archives: Jennifer Anderson

Recognizing administrative staff

Did you know it was Administrative Professional’s Week last week? How did you recognize them at your office? I was talking to an admin who mentioned that her company did NOTHING to recognize their admins. No treat. No flowers. No thank you note. No verbal accolades. No high-five walking by her desk. No nothing. She…

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Giving Flowers Can Ruin a Great Working Relationship

OK, it’s Administrative Professionals week and I just have to share some thoughts about giving flowers. Giving flowers is lovely, but if handled poorly can really make you look bad. As a leader you don’t want to make an unnecessary faux pas while trying to recognize your great admin! After speaking to a business networking…

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Leadership Opportunities in Networking Groups

One of the best ways to grow in your leadership capabilities is to get involved with a networking organization. Serving in a leadership capacity is great exposure for your career and offers leadership growth. Here are some important aspects about networking group participation that will make a difference for you to grow as a leader: Find…

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Leadership Definition

What is the definition of leadership? I’m not talking about the boss lady in the corner office who has a manager title. I’m not talking about the titles of CEO or President of the company. I’m talking about you. In your current role, how do YOU define leadership? With nearly 17 years of interacting with…

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What do I do after a networking event?

You’ve returned from a networking event with a stack of business cards and a sparkle in your eye. And all excited about the new people you just met! The promise of future business relationships lurking around the corner. Then reality hits: Back at the office there are 100 emails that require attention, voice messages to respond…

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Improve Your Reputation With Thank You Notes

If you want to make an impact on your career, send hand written thank you notes. Sounds pretty simple, but thank you notes are rarely done and will make an impact on how other people view you. I received this thank you note from a woman who attended a training I gave about the “Three Things…

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