Managing Multiple Managers

Office Dynamics

Managing multiple managers can be daunting. It is a luxury if you only support one executive or manager. The tips below are for supporting a group of managers on a regular basis. Encourage managers to use uniform procedures. Limit personal tasks for managers.

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Managing a travel crisis

Practically Perfect PA

If your Executive travels regularly you will both be used to travel delays and disruptions, sometimes those delays are easy to manage and sometimes they are much bigger than expected and can cause chaos around the world.

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Five tips on team management

Practically Perfect PA

Managing a team isn’t easy. In fact management, in general, is pretty tough – that is why so many people are bad at it! It can be hard for Assistants to juggle managing a team of other Assistants or Administrators (which is often the case) and support their Executive.

2019 184

Expense Management Process

Practically Perfect PA

Core Skills admin administrators assistants business travel EA Executive Assistant Expenses Office manager PA Personal Assistant Virtual AssistantCollecting and processing expenses is not fun. There I’ve said it – call me controversial if you like but I stand by my statement!

Managing someone else’s calendar

Practically Perfect PA

Managing someone else’s calendar. You are managing your boss or client’s Inbox and/or Calendar. You know how it is. They want you to set up meetings on their behalf and they don’t want the bother of accepting them – they would prefer you to receive the meeting responses.

Stress Management From Teenagers

Simple Productivity Blog

Adults aren't the only ones who have to think about stress management. The post Stress Management From Teenagers appeared first on Laura Earnest. Recently, my Girl Scouts shared their favorite techniques with each other during their AP Exam week.

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How to work with a visionary manager

Practically Perfect PA

Core Skills Featured Working with Executives admin administrators assistants EA Executive Assistant Key Skills Office manager PA Personal Assistant Virtual Assistant working relationshipsEvery business is started by someone with a vision.

2019 182

Assistant Managers: How to motivate your team

Practically Perfect PA

It is becoming more and more common for Assistants to manage staff and lead teams on projects. Many Executive Assistants manage teams of other Assistants and Administrators, and we all know it can be tough keeping Assistant’s careers on track and keeping them motivated.

2019 141

Project Management: Not my circus

Practically Perfect PA

Core Skills Featured admin administrators assistants EA Executive Assistant Key Skills Office manager PA Personal Assistant Project Management Tasks

Time Management for Admins

Eat Your Career

Administrative assistants and executive assistants have a unique set of time management challenges. All of this can make time management feel like a nearly impossible task! The post Time Management for Admins appeared first on Eat Your Career.

2018 161

Managing meeting rooms

Practically Perfect PA

Was pretty much the sound I made when I was asked to take on the task of managing meeting rooms for my office. The meeting rooms became my enemy and managing them became almost a full time job in itself. When I took over the managing of the meeting rooms the booking process was a joke.

2017 219

Time Management for Remote Workers

Practically Perfect PA

When you’re a remote worker, such as a PA, EA or VA, time management is essential to your business success, as often you’re billing on an hourly basis or for the time spent on a specific project.

2017 204

Managing Personal Tasks

Simple Productivity Blog

Yet we try to apply work task management techniques to the rest of our lives, and are frustrated when it doesn't work. I began to wonder why I had problems at home, and so I started to read books on task management and to-do lists, hoping to find the answer. Task Management

2019 130

Assistants as information managers

Practically Perfect PA

Back in 2013 HAAGA-HELIA University of Applied Sciences in Helsinki, Finland released the Management Assistant 2020 report , which detailed how the role of an Assistant will change by 2020. So what do we mean by Assistants as information managers?

2017 184

Time Management for the Modern Assistant

Office Dynamics

Year after year, one of the biggest struggles executive assistants report to me is effective time management. If you would like more time management tips, get a copy of my downloadable eBook, Time Management for the Modern Assistant: Proven Tactics for Taming Your Day.

2019 167

How to Position Yourself for Management (Free Webinar)

Eat Your Career

Join us for this month’s free webinar on the topic of “How to Position Yourself for Management.”. Let’s be honest: Management isn’t for everyone. It takes a specific set of skills to be a great manager, and some people just don’t have what it takes.

2019 200

5 Basic Stress Management Techniques

Simple Productivity Blog

Today we will look at 5 basic ways to manage your stress. The post 5 Basic Stress Management Techniques appeared first on Laura Earnest. Stress, either chronic or acute, can have major impacts on your productivity and happiness.

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5 Advanced Stress Management Techniques

Simple Productivity Blog

Today I'll look at some advanced stress management techniques that don't get (in my opinion) enough coverage, but can be extremely useful. The post 5 Advanced Stress Management Techniques appeared first on Laura Earnest. Stress is everywhere in modern life.

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Project Manage like a pro

Practically Perfect PA

Project management is a key skill for PAs these days. But as usual, most of us are not sent on project management training! So here you will find some great blogs, books, tools and general tips on how to Project Manage like a pro. Top five blogs for Project Management.

Managing a LinkedIn Profile

Practically Perfect PA

Core Skills Featured Social Media admin administrators assistants EA Executive Assistant LinkedIn Office manager PA Personal Assistant social media Virtual AssistantWell folks I think we can all agree that Social Media isn´t going anywhere (understatement of the year right?!)

2017 185

Timeless Time Management Truths

Eat Your Career

But something changed about 10 years ago…I started getting really interested in the science and art of time management. In fact, I’ve never met a professional who isn’t constantly seeking ways to become a better time manager. These beliefs are the backbone of my time management system.

2018 161

Calendar Management for Executive Assistants

Office Dynamics

As an assistant of 20 years, I had one perspective of meeting management. You must keep these things in mind when you are managing your executive’s calendar. Calendar management is an important skill. Every manager and executive has their personal preferences.

20 tools to help manage your Exec’s travel plans

Practically Perfect PA

Core Skills Featured Travel admin administrators assistants EA Executive Assistant Key Skills Office manager PA Personal Assistant Virtual AssistantJust think how much time you spend organising travel for your Executive or your team? It’s a lot, right? Maybe 20% of your week? Maybe more?

2019 205

Managing your Executive’s one to one meetings

Practically Perfect PA

Core Skills Diary Management Featured Working with Executives admin administrators assistants diary management EA Executive Assistant Meeting Office manager PA Personal Assistant Virtual Assistant

2019 204

Managing expectations

Practically Perfect PA

Here are my tips on managing, meeting and exceeding your manager’s expectations! To manage your manager’s expectations you firstly have to know exactly what is expected of you. It is especially important when it comes to managing expectations.

How to manage conflict at work

Practically Perfect PA

At our recent Future Assistant Conference, we covered the topic of ‘managing difficult conversations’ Julie Leitz’s presentation is still one of our most popular online sessions because so many us shy away from having difficult conversations and managing conflict at work.

2019 141

5 tips on managing your company’s social media

Practically Perfect PA

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25 tools for managing social media accounts

Practically Perfect PA

During next month’s Virtual Summit we will look at the structure that you can put in place to manage social […]. Many Assistants are being asked to look after their Executive’s online profiles and their organisation’s social media messaging.

Manager Support

Office Dynamics

The post Manager Support appeared first on Office Dynamics. Career Management Executive And Assistant Partnership Mgr/Asst Team Problem Solving Teamwork UncategorizedTwo to Tango. You and the person you support make up a team, even if it’s a small team.

2018 131

Email Management: 5 Top Tips for Managing Your Emails

Office Organization Success

” “Responding to emails” “Managing email” “Email overload” Sound familiar? Access your 26-point Online Business Management & Marketing SYSTEMS CHECKLIST . Access your 26-point Online Business Management & Marketing SYSTEMS CHECKLIST .

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If time management is so obvious why don’t you have enough time?

Practically Perfect PA

If time management is so obvious why don’t you have enough time? Time Management is so obvious, and it’s unlikely you will read anything new in this blog post. So why should you keep reading? Simple, if you already ‘know what do to’…WHY aren’t you doing it?

2019 212

Practical Project Management

Practically Perfect PA

After speaking at the Assist Conference Heather Dallas from Dallas Development has written a great follow up blog on her popular Project Management for Assistants session… Taking on a project is a great way of raising your visibility and getting you the recognition you deserve.

Easy event management

Practically Perfect PA

We recently worked with Gallus Events who managed our Assist Travel event in London. The event management was seamless and one of the main reasons was because they used an online event registration / management platform called Eventbrite. Eventbrite Event Management.

2015 208

Group booking… every travel manager’s nightmare!

Practically Perfect PA

Core Skills Featured Sponsored posts Travel admin administrators assistants business travel EA Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant Virtual Assistant

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Deliberate Task Management: Responsibility

Simple Productivity Blog

The post Deliberate Task Management: Responsibility appeared first on Laura Earnest. One of the things about living a more deliberate life is that it means I have to take full responsibility for my decisions.

2018 130

Best tips on working with multiple managers

Practically Perfect PA

Last month I asked everyone on the Practically Perfect PA social media platforms to give me their best tips on working with multiple managers. Here are my best tips on working with multiple managers. Just be polite when working with multiple managers.

2017 236

Managing the boss

Practically Perfect PA

There is another phrase for this and it is called ‘managing up’ Some people are great at ‘managing up’ but assistants have to be fantastic at it! There are huge benefits for staff that are good at managing up.

Managing your own time and dealing with interruptions 

Practically Perfect PA

This is one of my favourite panel sessions, we had a brilliant line up and some really honest and thoughtful conversations around time management and dealing with interruptions, which as you will know, is a constant battle for Assistants. […].

2018 200

How to Manage a Micro-Manager

Eat Your Career

There’s nothing worse than feeling like you’re being smothered, and micro-managers are really good at making you feel that way. Micro-managers don’t allow you to have any freedom and eventually, work can start to feel like a prison sentence.

33 Unwritten Rules of Management

Ian's Messy Desk

Whatever the source, they are useful aphorisms for life management. The handbook has become an underground hit among senior executives and management thinkers. The Unwritten Rules of Management is part Ben Franklin and part Yogi Berra, with a dash of Confucius thrown in.

How Managers Can Help Stressed Out Employees

Dumb Little Man

Stress management for employees is important as it allows them to give their best at work. Therefore, managers should always aim to provide a relaxed environment for their employees to work in. Apart from this, managers can do the following to help stressed-out employees: Clear Goals.

2019 190

Event Management for PAs – how to create the basic plan

Practically Perfect PA

However, event management is a skill that is a little, ok a lot more specialist. Core Skills Email Management Featured Writers admin assistants Events Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal AssistantAs a PA/EA you already regularly organise meetings and minor events.

2018 222

How to Manage Multiple Managers

Eat Your Career

One that comes up frequently has to do with managing multiple executives or managers. It’s a challenge to be sure, but a manageable one. Here are a few tips to help make managing multiple managers easier. It was important for me to manage them differently.