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Become a Better Project Manager with Templates and Project Plans

Become a Better Project Manager with Templates and Project Plans

If you’re like most assistants, you have plenty of recurring tasks. These are things you might do on a daily or monthly basis, or even just once a year. But there’s no need to start these tasks from scratch each time. Anything you do repeatedly can be turned into a...

Systems and Procedures: What They Are and Why You Need Both

Systems and Procedures: What They Are and Why You Need Both

Systems and procedures both help your office run smoothly. They facilitate stress relief, make your job easier, and allow someone else to do your job with little to no problem if you’re sick, on vacation, or out of the office. Yet systems and procedures aren’t exactly...

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...

Hard Worker or Workaholic – Which One Are You?

Hard Worker or Workaholic – Which One Are You?

As administrative professionals, we’re hardwired to give our all on every task – and sometimes it seems those tasks just keep coming, one after another. No sooner do we finish one than another pops up – and we don’t want to leave the office with an important job...

Note From Julie: Is the pursuit of perfection harming your career?

Note From Julie: Is the pursuit of perfection harming your career?

When it comes to getting organized, there are two big reasons most people struggle: perfectionism and procrastination. In my experience, perfectionism hinders a lot of assistants in one way or another. We think our file folder labels have to be perfectly typed, so we...

The Anchor of Procrastination: How Dragging Your Heels Weighs You Down

The Anchor of Procrastination: How Dragging Your Heels Weighs You Down

By Laura Stack This article was originally published on TheProductivityPro.com and is reprinted here with permission. There may be a few perfect employees out there who have never once dragged their heels on a task…but I doubt it. While procrastination is nothing to...

How to Achieve a Better Work-Life Balance

How to Achieve a Better Work-Life Balance

How often do you miss family functions because you stayed late at work? Do personal responsibilities ever keep you from focusing on your job? Are you struggling to find balance between your work and home life? A lot of admins overextend themselves, both at home and at...

Procedure-less? This Will Make You a Procedures Pro!

Procedure-less? This Will Make You a Procedures Pro!

Have you been putting off creating your administrative procedures? Or are you struggling with how to tackle the task? Creating your administrative procedures can seem a bit daunting, but it’s not a difficult as it seems – especially when you have a resource that can...

Note From Julie: Don’t Be a Victim of the Next Cyberattack!

Note From Julie: Don’t Be a Victim of the Next Cyberattack!

The message was sent to several assistants and support team members in a company’s legal department. It requested confidential information regarding recent company transactions. The email looked like it was from the company’s chief financial officer. It had her name...

Save 25% During This Special Procedures Celebration!

Save 25% During This Special Procedures Celebration!

It's hard to believe, but it’s already been a year since I published my third book, Become a Procedures Pro! In the past year, so many of you have shared your stories about how procedures have helped make you more efficient, increased your autonomy, instilled...