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Feeling like a fraud at work

Feeling like a fraud at work

A few years ago I was working as a PA within a large team of highly qualified, talented and very […]

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How can you be more accountable at work?

How can you be more accountable at work?

This week I have been working on the programme for the Future Assistant conference taking place next February. The conference […]

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How to deal with the office downer

How to deal with the office downer

I was recently watching a brilliant interview with the former Assistant to Mark Zukerberg, Anikka Fragodt. During her presentation she […]

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Can a PA help their employer be more enterprising?

Can a PA help their employer be more enterprising? Today’s organisations require their employees to be more enterprising, more aware […]

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Best tips on working with multiple managers

Best tips on working with multiple managers

Last month I asked everyone on the Practically Perfect PA social media platforms to give me their best tips on […]

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Managing your boss's schedule like a mega star

In my mind, the single most important aspect of our role is to save our Executive’s time. Saving our Executive time […]

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Working with the executive team

Working with the executive team

As assistants most of us will interact with our organisation’s Executive team on a daily if not hourly basis. Your […]

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Saying 'no' nicely

Saying 'no' nicely

A short and sweet blog post today. I was going to write about setting boundaries and saying ‘no’ nicely but […]

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Speaking with authority at work

A few months ago I recorded a series of webinars for an assistant association in the States (more to follow […]

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How to be an assertive assistant

How many times are assistants told to be more assertive? It seems to me the word is everywhere we look, […]

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How should assistants represent their boss at a meeting

As I have moved up the career ladder and become much more of a business partner as well as an […]

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Do you have the confidence to open the boardroom door?

I’m not quite sure why I’ve been so lucky but in my last three roles I have sat near the […]

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