Career Development

Valuing 1:1 Time with Your Executive

By - January 25, 2023

Time spent with an Assistant is the best use of an executive’s time, argues Rachael Bonetti
Productivity

Everyone Wants Your Time

By - November 25, 2022

Abigail Barnes details five strategies to remain productive and maximise your energy
Productivity

Elevate Your Productivity

By - May 25, 2022

Rethink your relationship with time for a perspective shift on productivity, explains Abigail Barnes
Health & Wellbeing

Making Time for Time

By - May 25, 2022

We need to redefine our relationship with time, suggests Chris Menzel
track your time
Technology

Track Your Time

By - March 25, 2022

Traci Williams explains how to set up a spreadsheet so that you can track your time
Career Development

Start Your Day the Right Way

By - November 25, 2020

Steuart Snooks shares his top tips to help you start your day the right way
Productivity

Make Space for the New by Letting Go of the Old

By - January 25, 2016

Bin dead projects and create some valuable time, but don't rush to fill it with new things says Kathleen Drum
Productivity

Take Back Your Day! 5 Tips for Understanding and Planning Your Time and Resources

By - July 25, 2015

Be an office hero with Sandy Geroux's timely advice
Cover Story

Time Management or Behaviour Management?

By - September 26, 2014

With 86,400 seconds a day to negotiate, Joanne Barnfather navigates a path Time is precious. You cannot save time. You cannot put a couple hours away in a cupboard to use later when you need them. It seems that time is the greatest enemy of many people. Yet some people seem to get the job... Read more »
Career Development

Squirrel!

By - May 25, 2014

Imagine that it’s 7.15am on Monday morning, in the dead of winter. The phone rings and it’s a radio station calling to tell you that you’ve won an all-expenses-paid trip for two to a beautiful Caribbean island. The airplane leaves Wednesday morning. Would you be on that airplane? I assume you would. I know I... Read more »
Processes & Procedures

No – Not as Bad as It Sounds

By - May 25, 2014

No! A simple two-letter word which can often be one of the hardest to say when it comes to our careers. And so the story goes, instead of saying “No”, the word “Yes” inadvertently escapes, and before long we’ve over-committed ourselves to a task which we all know we shouldn’t have. Not only can this... Read more »
Project Management

Be Results Driven

By - January 25, 2014

‘A professional is someone who cares about results, not just the activity. The only catch is that it takes a certain kind of person’. Michael Hammer, author of Re-engineering the Corporation Successful leaders do not think “What are the tasks I have to do today?” They think “What are the results I have to achieve?” Their... Read more »
Leadership

The Key Attributes of an Effective Executive Personal Assistant

By - January 25, 2014

The role of the Executive Personal Assistant is growing exponentially says Richard Arnott From humble beginnings the Executive Personal Assistant is now normally university qualified and required to perform demanding roles on behalf of their boss such as preparing executive reports, making presentations, attending and even making strategic contributions during executive board meetings etc. Executive... Read more »
Project Management

Make Deadlines Your Friend

By - January 25, 2014

It’s tempting to think of deadlines as negative, especially when imposed on you by others. Deadlines can make you feel powerless, frustrated, even stressed if you feel it’s out of your control to meet them. But deadlines can be extremely powerful too when used to positively manage yourself and drive your productivity, putting you back... Read more »
Career Development

Work/Life Balance and Managing Our 24 Hours

By - September 25, 2013

We all have the same amount of time to expend each and every day, so why does it seem like some people have mastered their time better than others? As Assistants I think we struggle with this quite a bit. No matter what we do, whether we work in the corporate world or manage our... Read more »
Project Management

Why Multitasking is Getting You Nowhere – Fast!

By - July 23, 2013

Multitasking hurts us every time we attempt to engage in it explains Dave Crenshaw I’d like to share a valuable principle with you, but it may go against the grain of some of your beliefs. Because of that, I ask you to keep an open mind. Multitasking is a myth. It just doesn’t exist. Does... Read more »