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How to Better Prepare for Emergencies and Disasters

How to Better Prepare for Emergencies and Disasters

From natural disasters, such as floods, wildfires, and hurricanes, to personal emergencies, like health issues, a death in the family, or criminal situations, there’s a lot that can happen on any given day. Most of these situations come with little or no warning, so...

An Assistant’s Guide to Proactive Disaster Preparedness

An Assistant’s Guide to Proactive Disaster Preparedness

Disasters come in many forms. Some can be handled quickly with minimal downtime. Others can have long-lasting implications on our personal and professional lives. At All Things Admin, my team and I have plenty of experience dealing with disasters both big and small....

How to Quickly Master the Skill of Minute Taking

How to Quickly Master the Skill of Minute Taking

Most assistants have to take meeting minutes at some point during their careers – whether it’s a one-time event or a regular responsibility. If you dread taking meeting minutes, or the idea itself scares you, then it’s likely because you don’t have a good system in...

Top 10 Tips for Organization [Infographic]

Top 10 Tips for Organization [Infographic]

Organization is an essential skill for all administrative professionals. Yet a lot of admins struggle to get and stay organized. Need some help in this area? These tips will help you on your way to organizing anything – from your workspace to your career!

Personal Note from Julie: How Do You Organize the Projects You Manage?

Personal Note from Julie: How Do You Organize the Projects You Manage?

When I was first introduced to project management 20 years ago, it was love at first sight! Getting more involved in the projects my executives were working on meant I got to exercise my attention to detail and my obsession for organizing at a much deeper level. And I...

Organize and Manage Projects With Tools You Already Own

Organize and Manage Projects With Tools You Already Own

Project management tools usually conjure thoughts of complicated spreadsheets, Gantt charts, and expensive software -- but it doesn’t have to. Throughout my career, I’ve managed projects quite effectively with the tools and software that were already at my fingertips....

Personal Note: Does Managing Projects Make You Stressed?

Personal Note: Does Managing Projects Make You Stressed?

Organization is a vital skill in managing project effectively. Figuring out which tools and resources to use can be overwhelming when you start researching all the project management tools and applications out there. And once you select a tool, getting it approved for...

An Assistant’s Guide to Project Management

An Assistant’s Guide to Project Management

Many assistants balk when they hear the term “project management.” Being asked to take on a large project can seem overwhelming, especially if it’s something that falls outside your typical job description. But all project management really entails is breaking the...

Note From Julie: Is It Time for a #MindsetReset?

Note From Julie: Is It Time for a #MindsetReset?

Time management is really self-management. So finding more time in a day means making better choices about how we spend the 24 hours allotted to us each day. And we all know that’s easier said than done! At the end of December, I started participating in the Mel...

The Secret to Time Management? Learning How to Prioritize Tasks!

The Secret to Time Management? Learning How to Prioritize Tasks!

Time management is a struggle for many administrative professionals. It can often seem like there just aren’t enough hours in the day to get everything done. And when we’re sidetracked by colleagues asking for favors and urgent, unscheduled requests and interruptions...