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Here’s to you, career assistants!

Here’s to you … today, and throughout the year It’s no secret. Those who’ve been following Exceptional EA since I launched this website in 2013 will know that I’ve long encouraged a shift away from well intended cards, flowers and…

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A gift and some thoughts from Shelagh on Admin Professionals Day 2021

How I feel about this annual tradition It’s no secret. Those who’ve been following Exceptional EA since I launched this website in 2013 will know that I’ve long encouraged a shift away from well intended cards, flowers and lunches to…

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Admin. Professionals’ Day 2020

Whether you’re reading this in a country where Administrative Professionals’ Day is observed, or somewhere else, give yourself – and your counterparts – a round of applause. From conversations and correspondence with assistants on different continents, and your contributions to my…

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Admin. Professionals’ Day Redux: Branding and Lending a Hand

Last week, I offered my conflicting thoughts on the merits of the occasions known as Admin. Professionals’ Week and Day. I raised the question of whether those of us in this profession are content with the status quo, greeting card…

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