Rise to upper management…
Rise to upper management…
Greetings, Ninja!

For anyone wanting to break into a leadership role or up their management game, there are plenty of resources. In fact, the sheer amount of available information can be dizzying for the new or hopeful manager who’s trying to build the proverbial car while driving it.

That said, the strongest leaders? They Never. Stop. Learning.

So, do invest in that two-day administrative leadership course. Download ALL the communication skills podcasts for listening while cooking dinner. Go ahead and turn your nightstand into a mini management library.

And for quick, actionable tips you can implement this week — including a step-by-step guide for conducting powerful performance reviews — well, just keep reading.

— OfficeNinjas HQ

❤️P.S. Tomorrow (Valentine’s Day) is your last chance to score an Early Bird discount on OfficeNinjas Con 2020 tickets!

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Don’t miss out on early bird pricing for OfficeNinjas Con!
The window of Early Bird pricing for OfficeNinjas Con 2020 is about to close. Register by tomorrow, February 14 and save $200 on an all-inclusive ON Con pass that covers two days of deep-learning workshops, expert panels, group intensives, two bonus networking events, and admission to our 8th annual Admin Bash celebration.
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Our Co-Founder Nancy Chen-Salgado celebrated 2020 — the Year of the Rat — in her post last week, and invited newcomers to experience their first Admingling for free as her guest! Learn more about this special invitation and connect with Nancy on LinkedIn.
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