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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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Are you wasting time?

So today I am sitting at my kitchen table hoping to write a few blog posts before my son wakes up […]

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5 Ways to Slay Small Talk with Your Boss

You’ve got an event coming up and your boss suggests that you meet and travel together. You know that this […]

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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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When Losing is the Answer – 3 Things to Lose for your Best Year Yet

I love the book Transitions by William Bridges, he says that new beginnings, all begin with an ending.  As a […]

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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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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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