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HOME BY 5 SELF-ASSESSMENT FOR ADMINISTRATIVE AND EXECUTIVE TEAMS
Find out how effectively your team is functioning with this Self-Assessment for Administrative and Executive Teams. It’s a great way to start a conversation about where you might improve your relationship so that you can both be Home by 5 and happier each day!

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LINKEDIN GROUPS
LinkedIn Groups are an excellent way to participate in and/or follow conversations related to your professional career. You’ll gain new insights, network with others in your field, and learn about employment opportunities. These are some groups we recommend:

• International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP)
• Executive Assistants to CEO’s
• Administrative Assistant
• Executive Personal Assistants Society
• Association of Executive and Administrative Professionals (AEAP)
• Global Executive Assistants

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BOOKS

The Art of Possibility
by Rosamund Stone Zander and Benjamin Zander
The Art of Possibility offers a set of breakthrough practices for creativity in all human enterprises. This inspirational book is a synthesis of Rosamund Stone Zander’s knowledge of cutting-edge psychology and Benjamin Zander’s experiences as the conductor of the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra. Infused with the energy of their dynamic partnership, the book joins together Ben’s extraordinary talent as a mover and shaker, teacher, and communicator with Rosamund’s genius for creating innovative paradigms for personal and professional fulfillment. In lively counterpoint, the authors provide us with a deep sense of the powerful role that the notion of possibility can play in every aspect of our lives.
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Peaks and Valleys: Making Good and Bad Times Work for You–at Work and in Life
by Spencer Johnson
Peaks and Valleys is a story of a young man who lives unhappily in a valley until he meets an old man who lives on a peak, and it changes his work and life forever. Initially, the young man does not realize he is talking with one the most peaceful and successful people in the world. However, through a series of conversations and experiences that occur up on peaks and down in valleys, the young man comes to make some startling discoveries. Eventually, he comes to understand how he can use the old man’s remarkable principles and practical tools in good and bad times and becomes more calm and successful himself. Now you can take a similar journey through the story and use what you find to your advantage in your own work and life.
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Leadership and Self-Deception
by The Arbinger Institute

Since its original publication nine years ago, Leadership and Self-Deception has become an international word-of-mouth phenomenon. Rather than tapering off, it has sold more copies each year since 2004 than it did in any of the first four years after publication. The book’s central insight—that the key to leadership lays not in what we do, but in who we are—has proved to have powerful resonances not only for organizational leadership, but in readers’ personal lives as well. Leadership and Self-Deception uses an entertaining story about an executive facing challenges at work and at home to expose the precise psychological processes that conceal our true motivations and intentions from us and trap us in a “box” of endless self-justification. Most importantly, the book shows us the way out.
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ORGANIZATIONS

Personnel Directions
Personnel Directions is a women-owned direct-hire search firm specializing in the placement of executive assistants and administrative support staff. Using intuition, market knowledge, and an extensive Twin Cities network, Personnel Directions consultants create long-term quality matches between top administrative professionals and Twin Cities companies.

International Association of Administrative Professionals
The IAAP enhances the success of career-minded administrative professionals by providing opportunities for growth through education, community building, and leadership development. Find a plethora of resources online and consider joining a local chapter. You may wish to attend local chapter meetings first as a guest so that you can select the chapter that best fits your schedule and personality.

The TRACOM Group
The TRACOM Group is a workplace performance company, best known for developing the world-famous SOCIAL STYLE Model™, a proven model for building interpersonal and selling skills.