Organization


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

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...

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

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?

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!

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...

Note From Julie: Want Better Email Habits and Improved Productivity?

It’s National Clean Inbox week. So it’s a great time to hit reset on our email habits that may need a little – or even a lot – of fine tuning! Email management continues to be a major pain point for admins and their executives alike. Inboxes explode when we don’t have...