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Tension at work?
Tension at work?
Greetings, Ninja!

Workplace energy is more contagious than the common cold. A bummer vibe can start with one milquetoast manager or a rude colleague and, before you know it, the whole office is infected.

So, how can you protect your personal chi? What’s the energetic equivalent of hand sanitizer?

Essentially, it’s perspective.

Treat negative energy as a learning opportunity, and the cowardly bosses and toxic teammates won’t drag you down in the muck. Their questionable behavior will actually teach you about your own leadership style. They may even (unknowingly) help build your professional resilience and catalyze your career.

You know how exposure to germs and viruses actually strengthens your immune system over time? You can bolster your personal energy in the same way. (And without getting a runny nose.)

Stay healthy, Ninja!

OfficeNinjas HQ

🌟P.S. TOMORROW, Feb 28 is the last day to nominate a deserving Ninja (it could be you) or Ninja Team for the 2020 OfficeNinjas All-Star Awards.
NO BAD VIBES

Don’t dismiss your boss’s cowardice as a benign weakness.
Is your boss worthy of a breakfast-themed nickname because of an inability to take a stand? While cowardly boss behavior can paralyze a whole office, there are ways to work around it.
Rude people are an unfortunate fact of life, and sometimes they’re in your workplace. Here, mental health professionals weigh in on how to benefit from other people’s bad behavior.
We all have low energy days, but low energy days are often low satisfaction days, too. The takeaway? You possess three types of personal energy — and if one is out of whack, your whole system takes a hit.
LAST CHANCE TO BE A 2020 ALL-STAR

The
2020 All-Star nomination period closes TOMORROW!
Nominations for the 2020 OfficeNinjas All-Star Awards end tomorrow, Feb 28, at 11:59 pm PST.

Spread a little positive energy in the office by honoring a deserving Ninja or Ninja Team — self nominations welcome!

Five winning Ninjas and 1 Ninja Team will receive national recognition during Admin Week 2020, a professional photo shoot, and an incredible prize package — don’t miss out!
INTRIGUING READS

What does a virtual assistant actually do?
A passion for administration led one Ninja to quit her uninspiring corporate gig and find fulfillment running her own business as a virtual assistant.
How has the work world evolved and what culture trends are on the horizon? Here are five interesting predictions from culture thought leaders at Buffer.
In the "attitude is everything" era, we may be missing out on a beneficial thinking skill: inversion. Learn how imagining the worst can help you succeed.
Some Ninjas swear by their keyboard shortcuts. Try these 10 keystrokes (for both PC and Mac users) to boost your efficiency.
Emotional Intelligence
Is the thought of returning to the office grind wrecking your Sunday? Here’s a closer look at this common phenomenon and tips for beating pre-Monday malaise.
UPCOMING OFFICENINJAS EVENTS

Join us for deep learning at Admin Week 2020 IRL events this April — and build community with local Ninjas at an upcoming Admingling near you.
A peek at our recent Admingling in Chicago!
Admingling
- Mar 4: Dallas - sold out!
- Mar 5: Austin
- Mar 12: Washington DC
- May 19: Seattle - coming soon!
- May 21: Denver

Admin Week
- Apr 21-22: OfficeNinjas Con / San Francisco
- Apr 22: Admin Bash / San Francisco
NINJA NOTABLES

On Facebook, we asked Ninjas: What kind of keyboard do you prefer to use? Curved is slightly ahead in the race (but not by much)! Add your vote here!
What kind of keyboard do you prefer typing on?


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