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How can assistants add value in the workplace?

Firstly, happy New Year! Last year was a mixed bag wasn’t it?! I hope you all had a lovely break […]

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Just how much time is lost to disorganisation?

Did you know, on average office workers will spend 13 minutes and 13 seconds each day searching for missing paperwork […]

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The productivity killers

At our recent regional events we discussed some of the issues that are facing assistants today. Lots of challenges came […]

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Effective communication tools

After nearly 5 years of blogging about assistants it now goes without saying that I think communication is the most […]

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Booking space for your Executive meetings

When hiring external meeting spaces assistants should treat the task as they would a small event. There are many factors […]

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Core soft skills: Diplomacy

Next up in our series of blog posts on core soft skills I am going to look at diplomacy and […]

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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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