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. 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. If they set up their own meetings, […]. You know how it is.

How to Set Up Your Digital Productivity Space – Top 10 Tips

Dumb Little Man

When you work from home, it is important to set up your workstation properly to have the same convenient space that you would have at the office. Back up your documents. It will become easier to manage notifications and stay focused.

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How are you ‘managing up’?

Office Dynamics

Each month we feature a question from our friends at Business Management Daily’s Admin Pro Forum. Question: “I’ve been hearing a lot lately about the concept of ‘managing up’ and how I should be more aggressively working with my supervisors, and even leading them toward decisions, so I can get ahead. Do any admins out there have examples of what they’ve done to be more like a manager of the people above them instead of just reacting to their needs?

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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! 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. Again if you ever manage staff this training will come in handy.

Key skills round-up 2019

Practically Perfect PA

I hope you enjoy our key skills round-up 2019. We covered a lot of skills including minute taking, event management, organising business travel, project management and everything in between! Core Skills Featured Roundup admin administrators assistants EA Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant Tasks Virtual AssistantWe focused really heavily this year on increasing our content around the key skills Assistants need to develop in their role this year.

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Modernising the ‘bring up’ folder

Practically Perfect PA

Today I thought I would write about a system I used to use to keep my Executive organised everyday – the ‘bring up folder.’ ’ I think most of you are familiar with the bring up folder system and many of you use it to also keep your Executives on track throughout the day. Core Skills Featured Office Technology admin administrators assistants EA Executive Assistant Office manager Organising your Exec PA Personal Assistant technology Virtual Assistant

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Career development round-up 2019

Practically Perfect PA

Welcome to the career development round-up for 2019. Career development round-up 2019 Here are some of our highlights and a video from How to set goals for your career that you can stick to […]. Career Development Featured Roundup admin administrators assistants Career EA Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant Virtual AssistantThis year we have written a lot of blog posts dedicated to the career development of our Practically Perfect PA readers!

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Is Healthcare Management Your Next Career Move?

Dumb Little Man

Many people who feel this way don’t end up getting into healthcare because they don’t understand the variety of roles available in the industry. 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? Healthcare management involves operations on a global level to ensure the latest methods are implemented.

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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. SIGN UP HERE. career advice career management

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This Is How To Manage Your Client Follow-up

Office Organization Success

And one of the ways I keep things simple is in my client follow-up. There are all kinds of fancy CRM (Customer Relationship Management) systems out there—you may even be familiar with a few, such as Outlook, Salesforce, or ACT. But for me the best CRM system is one that pops up a task on an assigned date, alerting me to follow-up with a client/potential client. Finally we’re getting a little bit warmer here in our corner of north-west Ohio.

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

Eat Your Career

How to Practice Proactive Career Management. Sign up for the Eat Your Career Newsletter to receive registration information: [link]. That’s where “proactive” career management comes into play. career advice career management career planning

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5 Career Tips for Project Managers Post-Pandemic

Dumb Little Man

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.

How to Become Great by Managing Procrastination

Dumb Little Man

Seeing this, she snatched a pitcher of water, filled the jar up and said, “If this jar is your life, what does this experiement show you?” First, balance doesn’t lead to greatness – it leads to trying to juggle too many things and ending up feeling overwhelmed and inadequate. Managing Procrastination. Greatness also requires the ability to manage procrastination. The trick here is to break the task down into small, manageable chunks.

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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. Openly discuss the prioritization method you’re using with all of your managers and make sure you have agreement across the board. Proactively Manage the Workload.

How To Manage Working From Home

Simple Productivity Blog

Today we look at various ways, including how to make the mental shift to and from working; maintaining an office space; keeping up motivation and the importance of notes. The post How To Manage Working From Home appeared first on Laura Earnest.

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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. 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.

Managing a LinkedIn Profile

Practically Perfect PA

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. 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?!)

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Why Giving Up Can Be the Best Time Management and Productivity Technique

Dumb Little Man

However, from time to time we find that our time management skills and productivity start to suffer when we try to take on a particularly taxing task. When this happens it may be surprising to hear that the best course of action, counter intuitive as it may sound, is to simply give up the task. Here are some reasons why giving up can be the best decision that you make for your time management and productivity.

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15 Benefits to Outsource Document Management

Dumb Little Man

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

Eat Your Career

Join us for this month’s free webinar on the topic of Time and The Mind: Shifting Your Time Management Mindset. Sign up for the Eat Your Career Newsletter to receive registration information: [link]. 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.

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A Complete Walkthrough For Managing Your Momentum

Dumb Little Man

Our unaddressed setbacks can begin to pile up, making them even intimidating than they were to begin with. Seth Godin, author of This Is Marketing, one said, “Fast starts are never as important as… consistently showing up and committing to a process.” managing momentum and becoming more proactive in your efforts. The post A Complete Walkthrough For Managing Your Momentum appeared first on Dumb Little Man.

2020 151

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.

2017 163

Shake It Up!

Office Dynamics

It’s time to shake things up. This week I’d like you to really step out of your comfort zone—shake it up! See what your manager is working on and ask that they delegate a piece of that project to you. Your manager may have to teach you that piece of the project but that is how you will expand. One is that you grow as an individual; two is you help others grow; and third, management views you as a go getter! Teach your manager one thing this week.

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Career development round up for 2018

Practically Perfect PA

Welcome to the career development round up for 2018. Career development round up for 2018 Here are some of our highlights and a video from our first Virtual Summit – Developing your business acumen on […]. Career Development Featured admin administrators assistants Business Career EA Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant Virtual Assistant

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How to Speak the Language of Project Management

Eat Your Career

Sign up for the Eat Your Career Newsletter to receive registration information: [link]. 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.

Email Management: 5 Top Tips for Managing Your Emails

Office Organization Success

” When I asked my subscribers recently what their biggest office headache is, email is right up there with the rest of them! ” “Responding to emails” “Managing email” “Email overload” Sound familiar? By cleaning up the flow of emails into your Inbox, you can then improve the flow of your business, and spend your time productively! Access your 26-point Online Business Management & Marketing SYSTEMS CHECKLIST .

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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. 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. SIGN UP HERE.

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We have to raise each other up

Practically Perfect PA

Editor's notes Featured Mentoring admin administrators assistants EA Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant Virtual AssistantHappy International Women’s Day you AMAZING readers. I want to start today’s post by telling you a little bit about me over the last few years. I started Practically Perfect PA while working as an EA for a whole number of reasons, but mainly because I had a lot to share. I’d learnt and I’d […].

2018 150

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. These sound negative but your role is to have a back-up or contingency in place. Project managers say that projects can fail if a risk assessment isn’t done. Keep up to date.

10 tips to tidy up your inbox

Practically Perfect PA

Recently I have been doing a lot of research on how to maximise my time, be more productive and generally kick ass during the hours I can dedicate to work (the rest of my time is taken up with making meals that my kids don’t eat, tidying up Lego and my other half’s dirty clothes that never quite make it to the laundry bin and binge watching Orange is the New Black). So today, I am sharing my 10 tips to tidy up your inbox.

2017 144

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). This means scheduling things during lunch so that you have no break time (not to mention no lunch) and otherwise feeling compelled to fill up your entire schedule with requests from others. Time Management

Manager Support

Office Dynamics

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

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). This means scheduling things during lunch so that you have no break time (not to mention no lunch) and otherwise feeling compelled to fill up your entire schedule with requests from others. Time Management

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. 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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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). This means scheduling things during lunch so that you have no break time (not to mention no lunch) and otherwise feeling compelled to fill up your entire schedule with requests from others. Time Management

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. The main reason it is so popular is that it takes only a few moments to set up an event on the platform. What events can be managed on Eventbrite?

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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. Jack Welch says there’s something about both the man and his management style that makes the handbook a worthwhile read for any CEO. “It’s Don’t be timid; speak up.

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. Truth be told, micro-managers are not a lost cause. Many micro-managers are new to management and don’t fully understand how to empower their team members. Micro-management stems from a lack of trust and a need for control.

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. Then, they realize that being a manager is a lot harder than it looks from the outside. Additionally, earning a promotion to management usually requires some dedicated effort. SIGN UP HERE.

2019 152

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. You must think about your manager’s workload, other commitments, travel, upcoming meetings, past meetings, previous week’s schedule. You would consider jet lag; personal appointments; time to prepare; time to wrap up a meeting; logistics; travel time.

How to set up an ideal week calendar and why it’s a must have

Practically Perfect PA

Core Skills Diary Management Featured Resources for Personal Assistants Writers admin administrators assistants diary management EA Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant Scheduling Time managementWhy am I here? How am I going to get through this? Shouldn’t I be doing something else with my time? Will I ever eat again? These are the questions executives ask themselves while sitting in meetings they don’t need to be in.

2018 169

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. For example, a manager can start a TeamViewer online meeting only to have a fun surprise for the team. Apart from this, managers can do the following to help stressed-out employees: Clear Goals. Managers should set very clear goals for their team members.

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20 tools to help manage your Exec’s travel plans

Practically Perfect PA

That time will be taken up by meticulously planning trips with the hope that nothing will go wrong while their Executive is away from the office. 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?

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