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The Admin’s Guide to Career Organization

The Admin’s Guide to Career Organization

As admins, we’re always trying to organize all the pieces and parts of our professional lives – from workspaces to meetings to travel plans. And we have to keep our executives organized, too. With so much to keep in order, it’s easy to neglect one vitally important...

An Admin’s Guide to Creating a Strategic Career Plan

An Admin’s Guide to Creating a Strategic Career Plan

As admins, we often get so wrapped up in our daily professional routines that we forget to look at the bigger picture. We go to work, take care of business, and go home. Then we get up and do it again the next day. While there’s no harm in having a routine, it can be...

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....

10 Important Lessons From 10 Years in Business

10 Important Lessons From 10 Years in Business

Presented by: Julie Perrine  July 2019 marked the 10-year anniversary of my company, All Things Admin. On one hand, it seems like I just started yesterday; on the other, it seems like I’ve been doing this my entire life. It’s been a wild ride, filled with plenty of...

Your Administrative Role in Disaster Recovery Planning

Your Administrative Role in Disaster Recovery Planning

A hurricane is bearing down and your office has just received notice that you have one hour to evacuate before floodwaters sweep into the area. What do you do? Your office is damaged by fire and you’re forced to work from home for the next six weeks. Are you set up to...

Embrace Artificial Intelligence and All That It Can Offer You

Embrace Artificial Intelligence and All That It Can Offer You

From retail to health care, artificial intelligence (AI) technology is seeping into just about every industry, including the administrative field. And it's only going to increase in popularity in the coming years. Yet some assistants see AI as a threat to their...

Unleash the Power of Innovation in Your Career

Unleash the Power of Innovation in Your Career

Look at your smartphone. It probably has all of the latest bells and whistles. It can text or call anyone with a simple voice command. It has apps for fun, productivity, connectivity, and more! And it can now search for information based on a single image. It’s a...

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...

4 Things that Erode Your Effectiveness and What to Do About Them

4 Things that Erode Your Effectiveness and What to Do About Them

Time is a precious commodity for administrative professionals. Sometimes it seems like every second needs to be accounted for; other times, you don’t have enough of those seconds, to begin with. But what if you could save minutes – or even hours – each day? How much...

Avoiding the 4 Mental States that Can Lead to Big Mistakes

Avoiding the 4 Mental States that Can Lead to Big Mistakes

Have you ever made a mistake? Maybe it was a little one that no one even noticed, except you. Or maybe it was a big one that caused you not only additional work and frustration, but a fair bit of embarrassment with your boss, peers, or customers. Mistakes happen to...