How to Master The Art of Supporting Multiple Managers

Office Dynamics

The article, Juggling: The Art of Supporting Multiple Managers by Stacy Leitner was originally posted at AGreatDaysWork.com. If you are an assistant who works with multiple managers or executives, you know the work can be overwhelming at times.

2016 187

Branching out – moving on from being an EA

Practically Perfect PA

If you are competent, keen and have a good relationship with your boss or bosses you can gain exposure to myriad aspects of business and gain insight into projects some seemly senior colleagues may never gain access to. HR, Project Management, Accounts, Training or Events.

2017 209

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10 Ways to Encourage More Women Into Your Workforce

Dumb Little Man

If you claim to be a company that offers equal opportunities for both sexes, it should be reflected in your career development policy with a good number of female employees working in senior management positions and leadership roles. Project Manager, Developer, etc.

2020 196

Branching out – moving on from being an EA

Practically Perfect PA

If you are competent, keen and have a good relationship with your boss or bosses you can gain exposure to myriad aspects of business and gain insight into projects some seemly senior colleagues may never gain access to. For me, my career took a natural path from purely EA work to Events and Project Management a career and industry which I love. My first true events project was for an internal communications conference and summer party for 200 people. Get a mentor.

2017 161

The Assist Conference: So much to do so little time!

Practically Perfect PA

Rebecca is a PA and Office Manager at Adaptive Labs, an innovative start-up based in Shoreditch. Maria knows everything there is to know about project management and will teach attendees the skills required to lead projects and stand out within your organisation.

2014 197

Networking – it doesn’t have to be a chore!

Practically Perfect PA

Once you have managed to engage in conversation, introduce yourself with more than just your name. “Hi, You may want some advice on training you are considering or perhaps be looking for a mentor. Networking can be a scary word can’t it?

2014 249

Tips on transitioning your career

Practically Perfect PA

A PA is part office manager, part senior project manager and part psychic, all skills that are extremely transferable if you decide you would like steer yourself on to another career path.

2015 240

4 Ways Businesses Can Approach the New Generation Gap

Office Dynamics

Here are four ways to get started: Promote Cross-generational Mentoring. Modern mentoring opens the doors for younger generations to step in as advisers. Create a mentoring program for employees to lean on their managers and learn about everything from technology to networking. Baby boomers often struggle with mastering new technologies like CRM tools and online project management systems. Designed by Freepik.

2017 112

The Practically Perfect PA Advisory Panel

Practically Perfect PA

I have worked on reception, secretarial, event and project management teams during this time and had almost every title from Receptionist to Director of Administration. I enjoy connecting with different people on various projects and my role allows me to do this daily.

2017 156

The Future of the Administrative Profession

Office Dynamics

It’s important to recognize the difference between surviving and thriving, because the key to success is available to those who successfully manage to cross the bandwidth between the two. Administrators handled many tasks, and had backups, cross training, and team-shared projects.

2015 244

DOs and DON’Ts for Building a Great Team

Step It Up VA Coaching

When you’ve got a pool of experts, you’ll be able to take on bigger projects, focus your talents-and best of all, make more money. When you’ve got a group of people to manage, it helps to meet weekly or monthly to boost morale, share wins, and stay on the same page. There are a number of free and paid project management websites with valuable time tracking software and other goodies, such as Clientspot and Basecamp. by Donna Toothaker.

2012 122

Book Review: Bill’s Imperfect Time Management Adventure

Simple Productivity Blog

I am always on the lookout for new time management pieces to slot into my current system. When Francis Wade emailed me and asked me to read and review Bill’s Im-Perfect Time Management Adventure: A Business Fable , I thought why not? The thing that really piqued my curiosity is that this time management book was written as a novel. The premise of the book centers around Bill, a project manager who is not very good at time management.

2013 162

The Practically Perfect PA Advisory Panel

Practically Perfect PA

I have worked on reception, secretarial, event and project management teams during this time and had almost every title from Receptionist to Director of Administration. I enjoy connecting with different people on various projects and my role allows me to do this daily.

2017 130

DOs and DON’Ts for Building a Great Team

Step It Up VA Coaching

When you’ve got a pool of experts, you’ll able to take on bigger projects, focus your talents—and best of all, make more money. When you’ve got a group of people to manage, it helps to meet weekly or monthly to boost morale, share wins, and stay on the same page. There are a number of free and paid project management websites with valuable time tracking software and other goodies, such as Clientspot and Basecamp. by Donna Toothaker.

2011 100

Inside the Edinburgh PA Network

Practically Perfect PA

Sherien Ahmed @sherienSA , PA to Senior Management Team, Venture Trust. Sally Lloyd @salidatious Assstant to Managing Director, CodeBase. Amy : I am currently an Executive Assistant at Skyscanner to the CTO, Director Engineering, Director of Project Management and the Director of HR.

AZVAs Podcast 4: Professionalism In and Outside of the Office

Loosely Speaking

After co-authoring the successful book, Entrepreneurial Freedom: How to Start & Grow a Profitable Virtual Assistance Practice , Clontz began focusing on mentoring VAs. With an eye for detail and a knack for consistency, Versatility will make your project one of perfection and pride.

2010 141

How to Get More Done in Meetings

45 Things

Meetings also prevent workers from doing meaningful work, such as mentoring or coming up with innovative ideas , he adds. There are much better ways to share that information, such as project management software or even video.”

2015 80

How to Consistently Come Up With Better Ideas

45 Things

He’s also worked with companies like Amazon and Nike and mentored various startup founders. I told him, ‘I love you on the project management side, but your communications suck.’ No matter how talented a team may be, sooner or later they may fall into a rut. Ideas seem stale.

2017 61

Experience vs. a university degree part two

Practically Perfect PA

Yes – I’ve qualified since as an ISO programme manager and auditor, a Health & Safety manager and assessor, completed various MS Office and bespoke applications courses and a facilities management course. Bachelor in Management.

2014 196

The Administrative EFX by Debbie Gross

Office Dynamics

In those days I was an office manager with 3 people reporting to me and my salary was growing at less than 3% per year. As an office manager, I was already providing support to our VP of sales, doing project management, customer service all the while keeping an office running smoothly and giving guidance and mentorship to those reporting to me in supporting our organization.

2010 119

Permission Marketing 101: Six Ways to Keep Subscribers Happy

Andrea Kalli

In order to truly succeed online, you need to dedicate a large amount of your time to networking, not just with mentors, but with your own prospective customers and clients.

2010 151

On Trains, Goats, Eagles, Social Media, and Not Jumpin' on the Crazy

Virtual Moxie

A couple of years ago, I would hear the term “techie VA” thrown around would say to myself “well, I’m not a techie VA… I have no intention of being an IT person or a VA who sits and processes technical stuff all day… I’m more a VA strongly geared towards project management” and now I’m starting to feel like I’m going to get squeezed out of the industry if I don’t step up to the plate with more technical and social media skills.

The Administrative EFX by Debbie Gross

Office Dynamics

In those days I was an office manager with 3 people reporting to me and my salary was growing at less than 3% per year. As an office manager, I was already providing support to our VP of sales, doing project management, customer service all the while keeping an office running smoothly and giving guidance and mentorship to those reporting to me in supporting our organization.

2010 100

Administrative Assistant Job Descriptions

Administrative Arts

Managing Calendars. This one item can become a whole list on some job descriptions if they get specific as to the particular documents you’ll manage. This includes setting up and managing electronic and physical files. This would include confirming attendees, scheduling conference rooms, setting up conference calls, and managing multi-media needs. Project Management. Managing Office Machinery. Mentoring a Young Executive.

2010 52

TheMarq: Employee Retention: Goals Progress

The Marq

Once you’ve created the micro-goals, some managers and employees may feel that there are no other paths to achieving the annual or lifetime goals EXCEPT for that defined. We knew his goal of becoming a lead and a project manager would be three to five years out.

Goals 65

Ten critical foundations for successful collaborative networks

BioTeams

Communities and Project Dynamic. Each of these virtual enterprise projects involves a specific subset of members from the community and typically focuses on either winning new business contracts, implementing shared services (cost reductions) or new product adoption and development.