April 20th, 2012 by Georgeann
I spent last weekend climbing in and out of windows to prune and weed an almost inaccessible terrace for one of our corporate clients – it was hard work and not particularly stimulating, but I do take away with me a real appreciation of hardy evergreen shrubbery and its strength, beauty, and adaptability.
I came home bone tired with icky, scratched up hands, but woke up with a burning desire to visit a botanical garden. And what better way to celebrate Earth Day 2012 in NYC than by visiting the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens?
My Earth Day Visit to the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens
I dragged two buddies today to the Gardens for a celebration of the wonders of nature. Every year I just miss the blue bells and the lilacs. This year was going to be different! [Read more →]
April 3rd, 2012 by Ashley
Photo by austinevan, Flickr
Everyone starts somewhere – whether you were doing hours of filing, coffee runs, picking up dry cleaning or drafting emails. You mostly likely supported someone when you first started work, and maybe that’s how you ultimately made it to the top of the ladder.
Now that you’re the boss, remember that every great leader has a fabulous support team underneath them.
That’s why Secretary’s Day (which is now knows as Administrative Professional’s week) was created in 1952. The idea was to recognize the importance and value of these support roles in the workplace and encourage more people to become administrative assistants. And so, during the last week of April, we traditionally take the time to appreciate all the hard work our office support staff do to help us each and every day.
Should I Buy Flowers for My Administrative Assistant?
Of course you should! New York City offices today are especially busy, and sometimes it’s hard to stop and smell the roses – or in other words, just say “Thank you!” to that amazing assistant you have in your office. In some cases, office executives lean on their assistants so much that they earn the title “work wife” or “work husband.” If this sounds familiar, it’s in your interest to make sure you pull out all the stops this Administrative Professional’s Week. [Read more →]
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