Managing Multiple Managers

Office Dynamics

Managing multiple managers can be daunting. It is a luxury if you only support one executive or manager. The tips below are for supporting a group of managers on a regular basis. Being an excellent communicator and being organized are vital skills to managing multiple managers or executives. Encourage managers to use uniform procedures. Limit personal tasks for managers. Communicate regularly with all your managers.

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The ultimate guide to managing your Executive’s emails

Practically Perfect PA

The ultimate guide to managing your Executive's emails Managing an Executive's emails is a fundamental part of the Assistant role and saves the Executive considerable time and stress.

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Effective Calendar Management for Executive Assistants

Practically Perfect PA

Effective calendar management for Executive Assistants is a hugely important aspect of th role. There are also a lot of tasks related to diary management, for example, ensuring the Executives get [.].

Managing colleagues who bypass you to get to your Executive

Practically Perfect PA

Managing colleagues who bypass you to get to your Executive I'm sure every Assistant will have at some point experienced a colleague who constantly goes to their Executive with every issue, question, idea before speaking to the Assistant. Managing colleagues who bypass you to [.].

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Time Management Self-Assessment: Rate Your Skills!

Eat Your Career

I am also passionate about all things related to time management. Each of these statements is directly tied to a specific component of time management (which is truly a multi-faceted skill). Time Management Self-Assessment. You are a master of time management!

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Managing a travel crisis

Practically Perfect PA

If your Executive travels regularly you will both be used to travel delays and disruptions, sometimes those delays are easy to manage and sometimes they are much bigger than expected and can cause chaos around the world. Core Skills Featured Travel admin administrators assistants business travel EA Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant Virtual Assistant

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Expectation Management

Brilliantly Better

For instance, we don’t learn about expectation management, and yet, I find this to be the source for a lot. The post Expectation Management appeared first on Dragos Roua.

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The Ten Commandments Of Managing Stress

Virtual Moxie

But that doesn’t mean that there aren’t ways to handle it, or make it more manageable and reduce the impact on your life. Rather than adding caffeine or a cupcake, consider looking at your whole life, and managing stress from the inside out. Thou Shalt Manage Thyself.

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Managing someone else’s calendar

Practically Perfect PA

Managing someone else’s calendar. You are managing your boss or client’s Inbox and/or Calendar. Core Skills Diary Management Email Management Featured admin administrators assistants Calendar EA Executive Assistant MS Office Office manager Outlook PA Personal Assistant technology Virtual AssistantYou know how it is.

The 3 Essential Functions of Time Management

Eat Your Career

When it comes to professional development, time management is one of my most passionate areas of study (and most enjoyable topics to teach ). So, some would argue that you can’t really manage time at all. You can only manage how you use it. Productivity Time Management

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Exploring Time Management Tools & Tech

Eat Your Career

When it comes to time management tools and technology, you have choices…A LOT of choices! With the information you learn here, you be able to take advantage of the latest and greatest time management tools and tech (without letting it overwhelm you!).

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Five tips on team management

Practically Perfect PA

Managing a team isn’t easy. In fact management, in general, is pretty tough – that is why so many people are bad at it! It can be hard for Assistants to juggle managing a team of other Assistants or Administrators (which is often the case) and support their Executive. Core Skills Featured admin administrators assistants EA Executive Assistant Management Office manager PA Personal Assistant Virtual Assistant

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Opportunity Management

Brilliantly Better

The post Opportunity Management appeared first on Dragos Roua. The mainstream approach towards opportunity is that it’s a very rare event, and it should be prioritized when it happens, maximizing any potential outcomes.

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Technology to help with email management

Practically Perfect PA

These ten fantastic pieces of software will help you manage your emails and your Executives. It is worth looking to see which ones will work for you, but they will all help you manage and automate emails! Core Skills Email Management Featured Office Technology admin administrators assistants EA Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant Virtual Assistant

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Managing Expectations

Brilliantly Better

I find them a source of both suffering and happiness, depending on how you’re, well, managing them. Read more Managing Expectations. The post Managing Expectations appeared first on Dragos Roua. I’ve been wanting for a long time to write about expectations.

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11 Strategies for Managing Stress


The root of stress management is realizing stress is information that we can examine and use, and the first step in understanding that data is becoming mindful of our stress and its impact upon us, says Kathleen Hall, founder of The Stress Institute in Atlanta. Manage your time better.

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Managing meeting rooms

Practically Perfect PA

Was pretty much the sound I made when I was asked to take on the task of managing meeting rooms for my office. I say ‘asked’, if I’d been asked, obviously I would have said ‘hell will freeze over before I manage the meeting rooms’ No, I was told I had to manage the meeting rooms because I was the only Assistant on the same floor as all the meeting rooms so it made sense for me to manage who was using them. Ahhhhhhhhhh!!!

2017 169

Time Management for Remote Workers

Practically Perfect PA

When you’re a remote worker, such as a PA, EA or VA, time management is essential to your business success, as often you’re billing on an hourly basis or for the time spent on a specific project. But time management isn’t limited to just knowing where your time goes – it also means ensuring your […].

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Self-Management and Personal Care

Office Dynamics

Many assistants hear self-management and perceive it as the ability to not rely on their executive to move forward with projects. Self-management is more than being self-sufficient.

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Managing expectations

Practically Perfect PA

Here are my tips on managing, meeting and exceeding your manager’s expectations! To manage your manager’s expectations you firstly have to know exactly what is expected of you. If not it is really worth asking your manager if you can flesh out a few more specific tasks. As I’ve always always said communicating with you manager is key to EVERYTHING! It is especially important when it comes to managing expectations.

Assistants as information managers

Practically Perfect PA

Back in 2013 HAAGA-HELIA University of Applied Sciences in Helsinki, Finland released the Management Assistant 2020 report , which detailed how the role of an Assistant will change by 2020. One of the predictions centred around the idea that Assistants would become information managers in their organisations. So what do we mean by Assistants as information managers? This is what the report says about Assistants as information managers.

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Managing High Stakes Projects, Programs, & Events

Team ELS

Managing High Stakes Projects, Programs, & Events. Admins a nd EAs are ground zero for high stakes programs, projects, and events. Board meetings, investor visits, executive recruiting, due diligence, you name it – if it’s critical, strategic, and confidential, it hits the EA desk.

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Looking for a Promotion? 3 Ways Managers Evaluate You

Eat Your Career

The three things that managers are considering include your past performance , your current competence , and your future potential. Managers are also looking at current competence. How are your time management skills, for example? How are your deadline management skills?

Project Manage like a pro

Practically Perfect PA

Project management is a key skill for PAs these days. So many organisations are recognising that PAs are natural project managers – we are organised, we structure our work in a way that lends itself well to project work and actually we’ve been managing projects for most of our working life! But as usual, most of us are not sent on project management training! Top five blogs for Project Management. The Project Management Hut.

Managing a LinkedIn Profile

Practically Perfect PA

Core Skills Featured Social Media admin administrators assistants EA Executive Assistant LinkedIn Office manager PA Personal Assistant social media Virtual AssistantWell folks I think we can all agree that Social Media isn´t going anywhere (understatement of the year right?!) In fact, many Assistants are being asked to look after their Executive´s online profiles and their organisation´s meanwhile they have to keep their own social profiles up to date and professional.

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The Myth of Balance: 3 Keys to Intentional Time Management


Time management is one of the things most entrepreneurs are terrible at. Nikolaos has an entire time-management system but is still finding himself short on time at the end of the day. The way that they get to do that is that they’ve learned very effectively how to manage their time.

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5 Essential Time Management Techniques

The Assistant Room

The post 5 Essential Time Management Techniques first appeared on The Assistant Room. So, you’ve found yourself overwhelmed and on track to burnout. Whether you said yes to too many projects or simply cannot find a routine that keeps you accountable –– we’ve all been there.

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10 skills needed to be a fantastic office manager

Practically Perfect PA

There are so many Assistants who are also working as an Office Manager and a lot of Office Managers who are also Assistants! However, Office Managers do have to take on some tasks that are high-level and move the business forward. Core Skills Featured admin administrators assistants EA Executive Assistant office management Office manager PA Personal Assistant Virtual Assistant

2019 176

The ultimate guide to board and Executive team management

Practically Perfect PA

Organising and arranging meetings for boards and executive teams can be a long-drawn-out process that requires a lot of patience and managing a lot of moving parts. I would also like to draw your attention to the following guides, which will also help you manage meetings.

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Exploring the Benefits to Managed WordPress Hosting

Small Business CEO

However, there is one hosting service that stands above the rest in advantages, and that’s managed WordPress hosting. So if you’re asking what is managed WordPress hosting , and wondering about the benefits of this service, read further for answers.…

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Email Management: 5 Top Tips for Managing Your Emails

Office Organization Success

” “Responding to emails” “Managing email” “Email overload” Sound familiar? Access your 26-point Online Business Management & Marketing SYSTEMS CHECKLIST . Here are my top five tips so that you can manage your email, be more productive, and get some sanity in your business: Emails aren’t urgent! Access your 26-point Online Business Management & Marketing SYSTEMS CHECKLIST . “Help!

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Assistant Managers: How to motivate your team

Practically Perfect PA

It is becoming more and more common for Assistants to manage staff and lead teams on projects. Many Executive Assistants manage teams of other Assistants and Administrators, and we all know it can be tough keeping Assistant’s careers on track and keeping them motivated. Core Competencies Featured admin administrators assistants Competencies EA Executive Assistant Managing people Office manager PA Personal Assistant Virtual Assistant

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10 Time Management Tips to Help You Reach Your Goals

Jennie Lyon

Personally, it isn’t easy to accomplish my work goals and personal aspirations if I don’t manage my time wisely. “I never have enough time”. Does this sound familiar? As business owners we often feel this way.

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What New Managers Must Know to Succeed

On The Job

They receive advice and training and are even mentored by more experienced managers. Sometimes these managers find their own footing and everything works out. That usually happens when they can watch a more experienced manager in action.

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Practical Project Management

Practically Perfect PA

After speaking at the Assist Conference Heather Dallas from Dallas Development has written a great follow up blog on her popular Project Management for Assistants session… Taking on a project is a great way of raising your visibility and getting you the recognition you deserve. Project managers say that projects can fail if a risk assessment isn’t done. Heather spent ten years as a senior training manager and managed a team of fifteen people.

Project Management: Not my circus

Practically Perfect PA

Core Skills Featured admin administrators assistants EA Executive Assistant Key Skills Office manager PA Personal Assistant Project Management TasksNot my circus, not my monkey (Original Polish translation: Nie mój cyrk, nie moje malpy) In simple terms this means ‘Not my problem’ but let’s be honest, ‘not my circus, not my monkey’ is a whole lot more colourful to say and will get you noticed when you say it. This thought or attitude draws […].

Easy event management

Practically Perfect PA

We recently worked with Gallus Events who managed our Assist Travel event in London. The event management was seamless and one of the main reasons was because they used an online event registration / management platform called Eventbrite. Eventbrite Event Management. What events can be managed on Eventbrite? If you have a staff away day using Eventbrite will save you hours or possibly days in the management of the event!

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Managing the boss

Practically Perfect PA

There is another phrase for this and it is called ‘managing up’ Some people are great at ‘managing up’ but assistants have to be fantastic at it! The main part of our job is to manage our boss’s time so that they can concentrate on the important tasks that keep the business going. There are huge benefits for staff that are good at managing up. We spend all day managing our boss and evaluating their needs but do we effectively manage up?

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Commodity Managers

Job Advice Blog

has seen an uptick in the number of our manufacturing clients searching for highly qualified Commodity Managers. The post Commodity Managers appeared first on JTL Services Inc. In the last year JTL Services, Inc. The combination of tariff issues and […]. Company News

2019 100

Time Management is You Management

Clutter Coach

by Here are some helpful hints from Jan Hayner for managing your time , courtesy of the Clutter Control Freak Blog (sponsored by Stacks and Stacks , which has some fab organizing products). Republished by Blog Post Promoter The post Time Management is You Management appeared first on Clutter Coach. Time Management

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