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. Being an excellent communicator and being organized are vital skills to managing multiple managers or executives. Encourage managers to use uniform procedures. Limit personal tasks for managers. Communicate regularly with all your managers.

Managing a travel crisis

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

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Expense Management Process

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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! In fact, I’ll go further as to say processing expenses can be an absolute time zapper for Assistants. So what can we do to make this tiresome task less of a […].

Managing someone else’s calendar

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Managing someone else’s calendar. You are managing your boss or client’s Inbox and/or Calendar. Core Skills Diary Management Email Management Featured admin administrators assistants Calendar EA Executive Assistant MS Office Office manager Outlook PA Personal Assistant technology Virtual AssistantYou know how it is.

Technology to help with email management

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These ten fantastic pieces of software will help you manage your emails and your Executives. It is worth looking to see which ones will work for you, but they will all help you manage and automate emails! Core Skills Email Management Featured Office Technology admin administrators assistants EA Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant Virtual Assistant

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Five tips on team management

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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. Core Skills Featured admin administrators assistants EA Executive Assistant Management Office manager PA Personal Assistant Virtual Assistant

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Is Healthcare Management Your Next Career Move?

Dumb Little Man

One of the roles that is talked about less is healthcare management. Here, we are going to look at healthcare management and discuss the concept of it becoming your next career move. What Is Healthcare Management? If you are not familiar with healthcare management then you should know that this kind of management is tailored to specifically help manage practices so the healthcare professionals can instead focus on their patients.

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Effective Calendar Management for Executive Assistants

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Effective calendar management for Executive Assistants is a hugely important aspect of th role. There are also a lot of tasks related to diary management, for example, ensuring the Executives get [.]. Core Skills Diary Management Long Form Posts You and Your Work admin administrators assistants diary management EA Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant Tasks Virtual Assistant

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5 Career Tips for Project Managers Post-Pandemic

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All across the globe, nations are facing economic uncertainties while businesses are finding it difficult to manage challenges due to the current world crisis. Being project managers or business leaders, we are not an exception either, we have also felt the shock equally.

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Ready for Anything! How to Practice Proactive Career Management (Webinar)

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How to Practice Proactive Career Management. That’s where “proactive” career management comes into play. How to Practice Proactive Career Management (Webinar) appeared first on Eat Your Career. career advice career management career planning

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Time Management for Remote Workers

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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. But time management isn’t limited to just knowing where your time goes – it also means ensuring your […].

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Strategic Career Management Fundamentals (Webinar)

Eat Your Career

Join us for this month’s free webinar on the topic of “Strategic Career Management Fundamentals.”. It’s about more than just setting goals—it also involves actively managing your behavior, engaging in continuous self-reflection and improvement, tracking your progress, and keeping an ever-vigilant eye on your next steps. All too often, professionals fail to truly embrace the principles of Strategic Career Management. career advice career management

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Managing Expectations

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I find them a source of both suffering and happiness, depending on how you’re, well, managing them. Read more Managing Expectations. The post Managing Expectations appeared first on Dragos Roua. I’ve been wanting for a long time to write about expectations. Expectations are part of our life, wether we like it or not. Unless we’re in Nirvana, fully detached from Samsara, and immersed in the now, we’re all.

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Self-Management and Personal Care

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Many assistants hear self-management and perceive it as the ability to not rely on their executive to move forward with projects. Self-management is more than being self-sufficient. It is about defining the quality of life you would like… Self Development Stress Management assistant training management stress management webinars for assistants

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How to Become Great by Managing Procrastination

Dumb Little Man

Managing Procrastination. Greatness also requires the ability to manage procrastination. The trick here is to break the task down into small, manageable chunks. She is the Founder and Principal of Gail Golden Consulting, LLC , an international management psychology consulting firm, helping business leaders and organizations hit peak performance by drawing on her unique cross-background perspective as a licensed psychologist and an MBA-holding entrepreneur.

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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! Keep reading in the Career Resource Library… This is an excerpt from the special report, “Time Management for Admins” available exclusively to members of the Career Resource Library. The post Time Management for Admins appeared first on Eat Your Career.

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10 skills needed to be a fantastic office manager

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There are so many Assistants who are also working as an Office Manager and a lot of Office Managers who are also Assistants! However, Office Managers do have to take on some tasks that are high-level and move the business forward. Core Skills Featured admin administrators assistants EA Executive Assistant office management Office manager PA Personal Assistant Virtual Assistant

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Future-Proof Your Career by Developing Project Management Skills

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Technology can help organize your projects, and it can even help execute certain elements of your projects, but it can’t manage your projects for you. Project Management is a role that requires a human. Project Management is very complicated; it’s an entire field of study and a profession. However, the vast majority of people who manage projects are not formal “Project Managers” by title. Interested in Upgrading Your Project Management Skills?

Project Manage like a pro

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Project management is a key skill for PAs these days. So many organisations are recognising that PAs are natural project managers – we are organised, we structure our work in a way that lends itself well to project work and actually we’ve been managing projects for most of our working life! But as usual, most of us are not sent on project management training! Top five blogs for Project Management. The Project Management Hut.

Assistants as information managers

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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. One of the predictions centred around the idea that Assistants would become information managers in their organisations. So what do we mean by Assistants as information managers? This is what the report says about Assistants as information managers.

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Managing expectations

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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. If not it is really worth asking your manager if you can flesh out a few more specific tasks. As I’ve always always said communicating with you manager is key to EVERYTHING! It is especially important when it comes to managing expectations.

Time and The Mind: Shifting Your Time Management Mindset (Webinar)

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Join us for this month’s free webinar on the topic of Time and The Mind: Shifting Your Time Management Mindset. Time management is one of the most popular topics for professional development, and it’s easy to see why: Almost everyone in the working world feels overwhelmed by their workload. While tips and tricks are great, the most important factor in time management is mindset. productivity administrative assistant administrative professional time management

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Managing a LinkedIn Profile

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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?!) In fact, many Assistants are being asked to look after their Executive´s online profiles and their organisation´s meanwhile they have to keep their own social profiles up to date and professional.

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15 Benefits to Outsource Document Management

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The rise of document management outsourcing isn’t that surprising, considering that most companies view their document management solution as an inconvenient part of their functional operations. Aside from delays, document management also results in an even more disorganized process. These inconveniences can lead to errors and redundancies that could easily be avoided by consulting experienced document management experts. What Exactly Is Document Management?

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A Complete Walkthrough For Managing Your Momentum

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managing momentum and becoming more proactive in your efforts. The post A Complete Walkthrough For Managing Your Momentum appeared first on Dumb Little Man. Often we find ourselves going until we crash and burn. We often dedicate the wrong time to certain tasks, ultimately draining ourselves of the motivation we’ll later need. This isn’t uncommon, 88% of workers spend at least 1 hour per day procrastinating on a task.

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How to Speak the Language of Project Management

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Project management is an entire field of study in and of itself. But many people, in many roles, manage projects in an “unofficial” capacity. Even if you have no formal project management training, you still want to be taken seriously in your PM duties. To make that happen, you need to speak the language of project management. The post How to Speak the Language of Project Management appeared first on Eat Your Career.

Manage Your Career Before It Manages You

Dumb Little Man

As an executive coach and leadership trainer, I have talked to experienced senior managers and executive about their careers over the two decades. Here are some insights I can share that can advance, shape and revamp the careers of managers and executives. Here are some insights I can share that can advance, shape and revamp the careers of managers and executives. Take responsibility for managing your own profession. Self-management.

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Project Management: Not my circus

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Core Skills Featured admin administrators assistants EA Executive Assistant Key Skills Office manager PA Personal Assistant Project Management TasksNot my circus, not my monkey (Original Polish translation: Nie mój cyrk, nie moje malpy) In simple terms this means ‘Not my problem’ but let’s be honest, ‘not my circus, not my monkey’ is a whole lot more colourful to say and will get you noticed when you say it. This thought or attitude draws […].

Email Management: 5 Top Tips for Managing Your Emails

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” “Responding to emails” “Managing email” “Email overload” Sound familiar? Access your 26-point Online Business Management & Marketing SYSTEMS CHECKLIST . Here are my top five tips so that you can manage your email, be more productive, and get some sanity in your business: Emails aren’t urgent! Access your 26-point Online Business Management & Marketing SYSTEMS CHECKLIST . “Help!

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Managing your Executive’s one to one meetings

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Core Skills Diary Management Featured Working with Executives admin administrators assistants diary management EA Executive Assistant Meeting Office manager PA Personal Assistant Virtual AssistantIt kinda goes without saying that organising your Executive’s schedule is a never-ending task. Their time is always in demand, be it from clients, suppliers, colleagues around the business and of course from members of their team.

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Evernote: Managing Someday Tasks

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The post Evernote: Managing Someday Tasks appeared first on Laura Earnest. Productivity Software Task Management ToolsMost people have moments when they see something and think, "I'd like to do that someday." If you're not going to forget about it, that means you either have to do it right now or write it down somewhere so you won't forget. David Allen, in Getting Things Done, recommended having a Someday/Maybe list, where all of these ideas reside.

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Timeless Time Management Truths

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But something changed about 10 years ago…I started getting really interested in the science and art of time management. I am by no means a time management expert—learning to make the most of the precious time I have is a lifelong journey that I will likely never truly master, but will always strive to improve upon. In fact, I’ve never met a professional who isn’t constantly seeking ways to become a better time manager. Timeless Time Management Truths.

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25 tools for managing social media accounts

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During next month’s Virtual Summit we will look at the structure that you can put in place to manage social […]. Core Competencies Featured Office Technology Social Media admin Administrative Assistant administrators assistants blogging Business EA Executive Assistant LinkedIn Office manager PA Personal Assistant social media Tasks technology VA Industry Virtual Assistant

The ultimate guide to board and Executive team management

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Organising and arranging meetings for boards and executive teams can be a long-drawn-out process that requires a lot of patience and managing a lot of moving parts. I would also like to draw your attention to the following guides, which will also help you manage meetings. Featured Key tasks for Executive Assistants Long Form Posts Meeting Management for Executive Assistants admin administrators assistants EA Executive Assistant meetings Office manager PA Personal Assistant

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How to work with a visionary manager

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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. They are the driving force behind the business, and they want to change the world. You might not work for the person who started the organisation.

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Practical Project Management

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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. Project managers say that projects can fail if a risk assessment isn’t done. Heather spent ten years as a senior training manager and managed a team of fifteen people.

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. There are three stages in a team relationship. The first is learning to work together. Within that stage, each person tries to understand the other person’s work habits, communication style, and attitude.

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Time Management is You Management

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by Here are some helpful hints from Jan Hayner for managing your time , courtesy of the Clutter Control Freak Blog (sponsored by Stacks and Stacks , which has some fab organizing products). Republished by Blog Post Promoter The post Time Management is You Management appeared first on Clutter Coach. Time Management

Managing the boss

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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! The main part of our job is to manage our boss’s time so that they can concentrate on the important tasks that keep the business going. There are huge benefits for staff that are good at managing up. We spend all day managing our boss and evaluating their needs but do we effectively manage up?

Time Management is You Management

Clutter Coach

by Here are some helpful hints from Jan Hayner for managing your time , courtesy of the Clutter Control Freak Blog (sponsored by Stacks and Stacks , which has some fab organizing products). Republished by Blog Post Promoter The post Time Management is You Management appeared first on Clutter Coach. Time Management

Time Management is You Management

Clutter Coach

by Here are some helpful hints from Jan Hayner for managing your time , courtesy of the Clutter Control Freak Blog (sponsored by Stacks and Stacks , which has some fab organizing products). Republished by Blog Post Promoter The post Time Management is You Management appeared first on Clutter Coach. Time Management

Assistant Managers: How to motivate your team

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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. Core Competencies Featured admin administrators assistants Competencies EA Executive Assistant Managing people Office manager PA Personal Assistant Virtual Assistant

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Best tips on working with multiple managers

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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. It is unlikely that I would be able to support everyone at once in my team, but it is also important that I am clear about how to negotiate that same support and manage our mutual expectations realistically and honestly. Just be polite when working with multiple managers.

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