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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...

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

This article was originally published in Executive Secretary magazine and is reprinted here with permission. 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...

An Assistant’s Guide to Project Management

This article was originally published in Executive Secretary magazine and is reprinted here with permission. 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...

Event: Admin Pro Forum – May 28-31, 2019

As the role of the administrative professional continues to expand, developing new skills is increasingly important to your executive, organization, and career. The Admin Pro Forum 2019 was developed exclusively to hone your skills as an admin, and features presenters...

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?

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

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...