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All About Pepper’s Personal Assistants—and How We Can Help

When you hear the term “personal assistant,” you might immediately think of someone in an office, taking notes, forwarding phone calls, or bringing coffee to the executive meetings. Similarly, the title “household manager” could inspire grandiose thoughts of large estates where the household staff includes chauffeurs, personal chefs, and maids. These are accurate connotations, but …

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Managing Employees Remotely During the Pandemic

Many great business leaders share a common belief: Employees are the main contributor to an organization’s success. These leaders know that when they hire great people and treat them well, these employees will provide clients with an excellent experience, and help the business thrive. In 2012, I started  Pepper’s Personal Assistants, with this same approach. …

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How Hiring a Personal Assistant Can Support Your Family While Remote Learning and Working From Home

We’re weeks into autumn and “back-to-school” looks a little different this year with remote learning due to the pandemic. This means if you or your partner stay home during the day, the time you might typically use to tidy up around the house, get through errands, and prep meals has been replaced with assisting your …

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How to Delegate When You’re Used to Doing it All Yourself

As people grow in their careers, they learn how to delegate. It’s not possible to be a successful manager if you do everything yourself. Great leaders teach others and help them build competencies in key areas. In doing so, these leaders can then concentrate on more strategic activities that will benefit the business. This article from the …

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Decision Paralysis: Why it Happens and How You Can Overcome It

One of my newer clients, Leslie*, reached out to me after realizing she had problems getting things done at home. The biggest obstacle was not one single project, but rather the inability to make any headway on her to-do list. Leslie had resigned from a demanding job and arranged to start at her new company …

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