Cut Through the Boredom!

Asian Efficiency is a blog we consistently return to. This recent post about tackling so-called ‘boring’ tasks has some useful tips on learning to form productive habits, as well as long- and short-term solutions to overcoming lethargy. Of course, one...

Urgency wrecks productivity!

Enjoy this article which we agree with so very much. “Your ability to distinguish urgent and important tasks has a lot to do with your success.” Dwight D. Eisenhower once said, “What is important is seldom urgent and what is urgent is seldom important.”...

Working Virtually Isn’t Going Anywhere

Like the author of this article, our team has been working remotely since the start of our company, almost five years ago. Working from home is a benefit and advantage for our contractors. Our team of virtual Executive Assistants stay connected via bi-weekly strategy...

What does it take to manage people remotely?

What does it take to manage people remotely? As the founder and CEO of Athena, that’s all I’ve ever done. We didn’t “transition” our business to a “work from home” business. That’s been the primary benefit for our staff right from the beginning. With the pandemic came...

Managing Expectations

Recently, Gina delivered a workshop at the amazing Empower 2020 Summit for Assistants, put on by our friends at Base. Here is an excerpt from the discussion on what it takes to truly be a high-caliber executive assistant:   Managing Expectations of those around...