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I’m Not a Gatekeeper, I’m a Timekeeper

I have a fantasy. No, not that kind. The kind where I stand in front of the full roster of attendees for the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) conference and I share my brilliant! understanding of the administrative profession. You see, with all the moving parts of the economic world of HR, recruiting, employee…

Continued Fascination with Social Media…

I can’t really say when it happened.. probably when I first started blogging.  Then one day, I logged in to join Facebook to follow my friend, JaneEllen (TheJaneEllen.com), it carried over to iTunes and then to LinkedIn, then to Twitter and Twitpic. I can’t seem to stop.  I think I’m particularly enamored of Twitter.  Do you…

What makes an Executive Assistant? Are you a 43-6010? 43-6011 ?

Several years ago an IAAP chapter hosted a breakfast for the executives and supervisors of IAAP members. I remember having a fairly spirited conversation with a local well-known CEO about what defines an administrative professional? How do we define our field? Is the category reserved only for the clerical realm? What about mail room staff…