2020

Fully Integrating & Onboarding an Executive Assistant into Your World

ProAssisting Blog

There comes a time in every successful executive’s career where they transition from having to do everything for themselves to having an executive assistant. remote executive assistant Assistant-Principal Partnership Onboarding

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How To Dispose Face Masks in an Eco-Friendly Way

Dumb Little Man

We thought it couldn’t happen in our lifetimes, but it did. Since early 2020, the pandemic continues to rage throughout the world. The good news is that medical researchers have learned more about how the coronavirus works, and researchers are already working on effective vaccines and treatments.

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The organised Assistant

Practically Perfect PA

The role of the Assistant these days is pretty diverse; one day you will be assisting one Executive with personal tasks, the next you may be making business travel arrangements for a different person, managing a project, working on a big event or hiring a new Administrative team.

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How to Stop Complaining About Work (and Why You Need To)

Eat Your Career

Not long ago, I wrote an article on the topic of chronic complainers. It focused on how to deal with these kinds of folks because, let’s be honest, no one likes a whiner. And yet, it seems most workplaces are crawling with them.

2020 236

The Surge in New Small Business Applications

Small Business Labs

Applications to get a tax ID as part of starting a business jumped a dramatic 77% in Q3 from the prior quarter.    This was the largest increase ever in business applications - and there's nothing even close. As the U.S.

2020 221

Customize Your Zoom Background for Your Home Business

Tips From T. Marie

It seems like everyone is using Zoom for video conferencing during this time of social distancing due to Covid-19. Students and teachers are using it for learning.

2020 226

How to Implement a Zero Waste Business Strategy

Eco-Office Gals

Zero waste is enjoying a newfound spotlight in the business community, but it’s something that should’ve been standard practice a long time ago. Pursuing zero waste means finding ways to use resources as efficiently as possible.

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10 Tips for Communicating with Employees

Ian's Messy Desk

The post 10 Tips for Communicating with Employees appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. Effective communication is a key skill for supervisors. If a supervisor is unable to deliver a message clearly, it doesn’t matter how good or important the message is, it has no value.

2020 170

Getting The Most Out of Batching

Simple Productivity Blog

The two-minute rule says that if you can deal with it in under 2 minutes, do it right then. In some cases, I think this is a good rule. But in others, I think batching is a better way to go. Batching is grouping like tasks together and getting them done.

2020 169

The Truth About Impostor Syndrome and How to Overcome It

Stephanie LH Calahan

Many bright, capable, intelligent, hardworking, and successful people share a “dirty little secret:” Deep down, they feel like they are not enough, that they don't fit in. Maybe these beautiful people even feel like complete frauds and know that someone will find them out at any minute.

2020 228

What You Can Accomplish in One Week with a Remote Executive Assistant

ProAssisting Blog

Business partner, chief of staff, project manager, scheduler, personal assistant. These are just a few of the roles a great executive assistant can fill for you. remote executive assistant Assistant-Principal Partnership

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5 Ways to Fix Your Focus During Lockdown

Dumb Little Man

If you are having difficulty finding focus right now, join the club! You are not alone. In this article, I will share with you the top 5 motivating factors to keep you focused on the future. Because to have focus is to have a vision.

2020 285

Tips on good minute taking

Practically Perfect PA

As we all know writing minutes is an essential skill for Assistants and this ultimate guide to effective minute-taking we will break-down everything Assistants need to know to create minutes that will be read and actioned.

2020 224

5 Tips for Working Without Direct Supervision

Eat Your Career

As I write this, we are in the midst of a global pandemic, which has changed the way we live and work. Many professionals are working from hom e for the first time.

2020 231

Digital Nomad Numbers Skyrocket Thanks to Work From Anywhere

Small Business Labs

The number of U.S. digital nomads grew from 7.3 million in 2019 to 10.9 million in 2020, a 49% increase. This data comes from COVID-19 and the Rise of the Digital Nomad , which is the report on the third year of an ongoing research series on digital nomads conducted by MBO Partners.

2020 221

Side Gig Ideas to Supplement Your Home Business during the Pandemic

Tips From T. Marie

Has the current pandemic had an adverse effect on your home business income? Even though self-employed individuals are now eligible for unemployment via the pandemic unemployment assistance program, it may not be a fit for everyone.

2020 212

5 Tips for Starting a New Job Remotely

On The Job

Many companies have been great about keeping their job commitments to new hires or even interns in the midst of a global pandemic.

2020 207

Continuing to Navigate and Remaining Calm Through Difficult Times

Office Dynamics

The world around us is in a state of pandemonium. The threat of Coronavirus has highlighted our greatest fears and worst nightmares. Its tentacles have a firm chokehold on the economy, and basic infrastructures are grinding to a halt.

2020 222

How to Empower Your Employees

Ian's Messy Desk

The post How to Empower Your Employees appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. Empowerment as a term is widely used and often misinterpreted; as a genuine action, it is difficult to put into practice.

2020 164

Podcast Episode 28: Saying No

Simple Productivity Blog

Saying no is a crucial skill to learn if you are going to be in charge of your life. Today we will look at when and why to say no, how it's not always a black and white answer, and various ways to say no. The post Podcast Episode 28: Saying No appeared first on Laura Earnest. Podcast

2020 151

How to Make Working From Home Sustainable

Eco-Office Gals

Sustainability is one of the most important goals for individuals and businesses around the world. If you’re working from home, you’re already on the right track to a sustainable workplace.

2020 141

Do You Need To Hire An Executive Assistant? Top 10 Questions To Ask

ProAssisting Blog

There comes a time when business leaders recognize that balancing their growing workload is causing them to drop the ball professionally and personally.

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8 Amazing Benefits of Mindfulness Meditation

Dumb Little Man

Few activities have stood the test of 2500 years. Today we still have running, music, writing, swimming and… mindfulness meditation (among scarce others). Such ancient interests that are still practiced today have a good reason for thriving so many centuries later.

2020 283

Artificial Intelligence: Will it help or hurt the Assistant Profession?

Practically Perfect PA

Artificial Intelligence: Will it help or hurt the Assistant Profession? I have been very aware of artificial intelligence, as a coming event into my business. In fact, we had a fascinating artificial intelligence client in New York City. And I was just blown away by the [.].

2020 213

Beware of Toxic Productivity: Tips for Working While Under Stress

Eat Your Career

For most of us, “productivity” is something positive, desirable, even healthy —especially when it comes to work. But productivity also has a dark side, which I’ve been experiencing more and more recently. Perhaps you have too, but maybe you don’t even realize it.

2020 219

Will COVID-19 Cause Older Small Business Owners to Close Their Businesses?

Small Business Labs

According to the research firm Barlow Research Associates , the average small business owner is 60 years old. And as the Barlow chart below shows (click to enlarge), almost 40% are aged 65 or older.    This raises an interesting question. 

2020 223

Working from Home Flip-Side in Covid-19 Shutdown

Tips From T. Marie

Anyone who follows me here on the blog or on social media knows that I have been working from home for 13 years. For 10 of those, I’ve had a focus on assisting other businesses with online technology.

2020 211

CEOs Are Moving To Remote Teams and It’s a Win for All of Us

ProAssisting Blog

Grit Daily recently sat down with Ethan Bull to discuss the rise in demand of the remote executive assistant and how ProAssisting is reshaping the industry. Insider

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Top 4 Timeless Skills for Assistants

Office Dynamics

In an ever-changing world consumed by apps, devices, and software, some administrative assistants think that their experience can be measured by their technical savvy.

2020 212

How to Build Effective Working Relationships

Ian's Messy Desk

The post How to Build Effective Working Relationships appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. I came across these notes I had taken at some time. I’m not sure if they come from a book I was reading or a presentation I was attending. Leaders achieve results through the work of others.

2020 163

5 Tips for Moving Back to the Office

Simple Productivity Blog

As we start to reemerge after the quarantine, many of us are headed back to the office. But after working remote for so many weeks, it's hard to think about going back to the way we were. Today I offer some tips to keep your productivity up as you move back to the office.

2020 141

Go Remote: How CEOs Can Work in the Digital World

ProAssisting Blog

Ethan Bull shares his insights with Nasdaq on the trend of CEO's hiring remote executive assistants and how they can best utilize this rising position. Insider

2020 829

4 Steps to get your email inbox under control once and for all

ProAssisting Blog

You're not alone. Does the 10,000+ “Unread” notification that sits next to your email inbox catch your eye every time you open your inbox? Insider Productivity Best Practices

2020 650

7 Must Do Hacks for When Your Motivation Dips

Dumb Little Man

Do you know that feeling when you are hyped and ready to take on a new challenge? You are taken over by a surge of motivation and excitement and you’ve made a commitment you fully intend to stick to. It sounds familiar, right?

2020 275

SMART objectives for Executive Assistants

Practically Perfect PA

SMART objectives for Executive Assistants are so crucial because, without them, Assistants can be at such a disadvantage. They can be taken for granted, they can be mismanaged, and they can be left without a clue as to what exactly is expected of them in the role.

2020 214

Future-Proof Your Career by Developing Project Management Skills

Eat Your Career

Did you know that the typical office professional spends about 80% of his or her time working on projects? Research suggests this number is only going to increase in the future. If you think about it, you can quickly see why. Tasks (or single-step operational to-do items) are easily automated.

Study Shows Most Want to Go Back to Offices, at Least Part-Time

Small Business Labs

Gensler, a large global integrated architecture, design, planning and consulting firm, recently released its U.S. Work From Home Survey 2020 report.

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