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Personal Note from Julie: Become a Pro at Prioritizing

Personal Note from Julie: Become a Pro at Prioritizing

Priorities. They can change in an instant. All it takes is one call from your executive, a customer, or even a family member. And suddenly your best laid plans for the day, week, or even month can go up in smoke. That’s why it’s crucial to our success that we become...

Personal Note from Julie: Are Your Digital Files a Mess?

Personal Note from Julie: Are Your Digital Files a Mess?

Do you have a system for keeping your digital files organized? When was the last time you cleaned out or archived your digital files? Sometimes it’s easier to ignore your digital files until you need something because they’re not on your desk in front of you. And...

Personal Note from Julie: Be a Better Delegator

Personal Note from Julie: Be a Better Delegator

One of the things that my recent move has taught me is how important it is to delegate things that others can help me with. Admins are often tasked with managing a lot of projects, responsibilities, and sometimes even executives. So learning to delegate is essential...

7 Video & Voice Chat Tools to Help Admins Work From Anywhere

7 Video & Voice Chat Tools to Help Admins Work From Anywhere

These days, it's common for administrative professionals to attend meetings and collaborate with colleagues from places other than offices. Whether you're working from a conference room, hotel lobby, or the comfort of your own home, you need tools to help you work...

Personal Note from Julie: Can You Unplug?

Personal Note from Julie: Can You Unplug?

Hello, We live in a digital age where technology is an integral part of each and every day. Technology certainly helps us in our personal and professional lives. It allows us to connect with family and friends around the world. It saves time. It helps us be more...

Personal Note from Julie: The Value of a Great Support System

Personal Note from Julie: The Value of a Great Support System

Hello, To celebrate the second birthday of The Innovative AdminTM this month, we’ve been talking a lot about how to innovate your administrative career. While there are many ways to do this, one of the most important is paying attention to the type of information you...

Do You Provide Royal Service?

Do You Provide Royal Service?

I recently stayed at a Fairmont hotel while I was traveling. I was immediately impressed from the moment I was dropped off in the front of the hotel and the bell hop addressed me by name. How in the world did he know who I was when I hadn't even introduced myself yet?...