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3 Fears Stopping You From Delegating Tasks To An Assistant

Posted by Melissa Miller   May 21, 2015 2:52:00 PM

category: Delegation, virtual assistants

If you're the type of person that likes to do everything yourself rather than delegating to others, you might want to think again because delegation is one of the most important management skills of successful leaders

There are huge benefits in delegation for you, the staff and the organization. You get to delegate your never ending list of tasks - freeing up more of your time for other crucial activities while giving your business a competative edge and your staff more rewarding responsabilities.

So why do so many people shy away from delegating taks?  FEAR!

Fears which are most likely perceptual. Nevertheless, because these fears seem real, they can completely undermine your business goals by stopping you from delegating tasks which in all reality you should be delegating so you can be more productive. 

Never fear, the first step in overcoming your fear of delegating  is to identify them. 

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Delegating tasks: How Do I Know If I Should Delegate A Task Or Not?

Posted by Melissa Miller   May 8, 2015 4:09:00 PM

category: Delegation, The Extraordinary

The idea of having a personal assistant on staff sounds great doesn't it? Not only can you delegate those time consuming administrative tasks but also tedious tasks which you dislike doing. Who knows -your assistant will probably do a better job than you. That's what you’re hiring them for after all isn't it? 

I hate to burst your bubble but an assistant is not a catch all for the things you don’t want or don’t have the time to do. Not all tasks can be delegated and not all tasks should be delegated.

Use the visual flow chart / infographic below as a guide to help you determine whether or not you should delegate a particular task to your assistant.

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Administrative Assistant Day: 13 Gratitude Quotes You Can Write On A Card

Posted by Annie Andre   Apr 22, 2015 5:46:00 PM

category: admin support, The Extraordinary

“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” -- William Arthur Ward.

Administrative assistant day, also known as administrative professional day falls on the 22nd of April in the United States. 

Writing a simple thank you card to your personal or virtual assistant on this day or any other day for that matter is a simple way to show a little gratitude for all the things he or she does to make your life and your business run smoother.

Unfortunately, finding the right words to say thank you can sometimes be hard.

Why not try using a gratitude quote? Quotes usually can stand on their own, needing almost no further wording or text. Therefore if you’re a person of few words or someone who struggles to find the right words, using a gratitude quote in a thank you card or note is a simple, elegant, and meaningful-way to express your thanks.

Here are a just a few gratitude quotes you can use in your next thank you card to your awesome personal assistant. 

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