2019 Here I Come!

Resolutions? Yeah, I'm usually not one to really focus on them or set them, but this year I feel different. Back in July, I started with a new team, supporting a Corporate Vice President, so with this new role came more responsibility, which is what I was looking for.  Along with that, I started blogging [...]

What qualities make Managers, GREAT Leaders?

In my 20 + years being an Executive Assistant, I've had many types of Managers. The bad ones: Demanding, Ego-Maniacs, fake, spineless, Can't make a Decision to save their lives, horrible communicators and terrible with confrontation. The good ones: Respectful, Caring, empathetic, motivating, always had their employees backs, advocated for them, etc. Working for a [...]

What does it mean to be A Savvy Assistant?

I've always thought of myself as Savvy in general, I'm resourceful, love tech and learning, social media is a huge interest to me. I strive to be relevant in this ever-changing world.  With AI and other advanced technology upon us, it's so important. How do I stay relevant? Keep Learning new things!  There are TONs [...]

11 Tips to Manage your Email more Effectively

Process your email once per day [don't check it 5,000 times per day, nothing major is going to happen]. Use the 20/80 method - Prioritize 20% and Defer 80%. Have a Reply by blah blah Day Folder. [put reminders in your calendar things don't fall through the cracks] You don't need to respond to every [...]

Admin Appreciation?

This past Wednesday was Administrative Professional's Day, a day where folks show appreciation to their Admins, Executive Assistants, Personal Assistants, Virtual Assistants, Office Managers, Receptionists, Coordinators (you get the picture). All week long, I've been reading posts from other Admin Professionals, stating how disappointing they were to have not received anything from their Bosses or [...]

Weekly Review

The Weekly Review process is simple, and the rewards are well worth the effort. It is the first and most important discipline to adopt with regards to your Integrated Management System. It enables you to constantly evaluate your Meaningful Objectives and Strategic Next Actions, which helps improve your productivity. I've been utilizing this process for [...]

Emotional Week

My first post of the New Year, it's been a while since I've had a moment to give my blog some much-needed attention. The past few months have been extremely busy, supporting two busy Executives takes a lot of time, you all know (calendaring, travel, expenses) just to name a few, times that by two. [...]

Make it a Productive Sunday!

I'm a planner for sure, BUT I've been known to fall off after a busy weekend.  This last week we hosted a big Thanksgiving dinner, I worked from home all last week, thinking it would be slow and I'd be able to get a TON done around the house as well, but I found myself [...]

Hello September! Set some goals!

It's September 1st! I still cannot believe how quickly June, July & August flew by.  As you can see from my lack of posting that took place in August, you'll agree it was a pretty busy Summer. So yes, it's now September, school will be starting next week, it's time to set some goals, schedule [...]

Hello World!

I'm so excited! I've been wanting to start a blog for ages and I just couldn't figure out what to talk about, I didn't feel I had anything others would find interesting. That may be the case now! Who knows right? So I'm going out on a limb here. A little background on me, I'm [...]