Oh ya’ don’t say – free catered food and drinks after a hard days work? I’ll take it and love it! And take it I did. Big thanks to 415 Catering based in San Francisco, CA for showcasing their new catering line to OrgOrg members last Tuesday night. And, big shout out to Tonic Beverage Catering for keeping us merry and hydrated…Read more
If you’re overwhelmed by the challenges you face as a professional administrator, know that you are not alone. As the executive assistant for a very busy, very connected CEO for an outsourced financial services firm, I have faced my share of challenges — and I continue to face challenges on a daily basis (which keeps…Read more
In June, I hosted a learning lunch for other Executive Assistants with the goal of gaining a better understanding of how other assistants in Silicon Valley manage so many moving pieces at once. Doing great things requires more than great vision and a great team. It requires prioritization of day-to-day tasks and tools to help…Read more
The title ‘Superwoman’ (or ‘Superman’) is not used enough in the corporate world. We usually hear Office Manager, Executive Assistant, Office Admin, or other mundane titles. It seems old-school and totally boring—not to mention inaccurate. This being said, I prefer the ‘Superwoman’ title—because admin experts really do it ALL! I moved from Portland a few…Read more
On all fours, breathing deeply, Kim (our rad yoga teacher who specializes in corporate yoga) instructs us to: “Step the right foot outside your right hand.” Okay, simple enough. “Now, shift your butt back, twist right, slowly bend your back knee and grab your left foot with your right hand.” Hmm…feeling a bit of a stretch but not sure where…Read more
Working with people just getting into the administrative field or returning after being out of the workforce for a few years has been energizing. We have superb discussions about what is or is not the role of today’s administrative professional and how can they better understand a company’s culture. Technically, I am not supposed to…Read more
It is a lovely Tuesday afternoon. The Sales Team is making calls, we just finished up a productive marketing meeting, I powered through my inbox, ordered Friday’s lunch, and I’m feeling like a totally winner when… the power goes out (lights, computers, keg-o-rator, etc). There’s no workplace preparedness plan in sight. About five minutes pass…Read more
The room buzzed with the energy and excitement that comes from being in a room with other super-smart people who “get it.” Get what you do, get who you are. The buzz that comes from networking and learning instantly useful information that you can get nowhere else. Knowledge really is power, as we found out last night at the Office Ninjas Tech Showcase event in New York City. When you add in music, wine, food, and awesome raffle prizes, it’s irresistible.