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Stay Ahead of the Game: Being a Proactive Administrative Professional, by Lorman

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Understand the importance of being proactive and how you can influence those around you to do the same.

If you are leaving work, more often than not, feeling like you have gotten nothing done for your 8, 10, 12 hours of work and that tomorrow will be worse than today, you may be creating a self-fulfilling prophecy and living in a reactive state of mind. If you have been thinking to yourself ‘if they would only’ or ‘they won’t listen’ or ‘they don’t know how much I am already doing,’ you may be giving ‘them’ the power. Those reactive thoughts are felt by supervisors, peers, subordinates, and customers alike. And worst of all, they are taking their toll on you and your attitude, your confidence, and your happiness. Learning how to be proactive maybe a tough talent to achieve, but it’s well worth the investment of time and energy. It is both an aptitude and an attitude – a way of doing and a way of thinking. When you have taken careful, thoughtful steps to choose the appropriate path; you are responding to a situation not reacting to it or you could say you are being proactive. This topic will help you learn the importance of being proactive and how you can influence those around you to do the same.

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