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Tapping into the power of influence

Tapping into the power of influence

It often feels like hierarchy and influence go hand in hand, but the capacity to influence others isn’t exclusively linked to stature and job titles. As an assistant, it may sometimes feel either uncomfortable or even impossible to influence others in the workplace, but it’s not necessarily the case. When we aren’t the most senior […]

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The Assistant growth mindset

The Assistant growth mindset

How do you feel when someone gives you feedback at work? Are you open to feedback, or do you feel defensive? What happens when you have challenges at work? Do you face them head-on, or do you avoid the situation? As Assistants, we often come up against misconceptions about the role. How do you feel […]

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 Day in the life: Anna Dukes, EA to the Chief Executive at ITN

 Day in the life: Anna Dukes, EA to the Chief Executive at ITN

Enjoy today’s Day in the life: Anna Dukes, Executive Assistant to the Chief Executive at ITN, which is full of Executive Assistant Tips and Tricks.  What are the main aspects of your role? My role is to act as a support/confidante to the CEO and executive team at ITN with all of the usual diary management, […]

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Growth plans for Assistants

Earlier this year I read a fantastic blog from Hallie Warner, chief of staff at Adam Hergenrother Companies on the who, what, when and how of growth plans. The blog details Hallie’s objectives for 2019 and how she goes about putting together her growth plan for the year. I loved the blog post so I […]

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What if I look stupid?

During the Virtual Summit 2017, we had the brilliant Lisa N. Alexander present her session on how Assistants can feel more empowered in the workplace. On the outside you smile, you nod in agreement, but inside you’re frustrated. You’re angry at yourself for not speaking up. You don’t ask for what you want because: You […]

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How to create an internal Assistant network

During the Virtual Summit October 2017, we had the amazing Simone White, Executive Assistant and Global Chair of GAIN – Administrative Professionals Network at BlackRock train our group of attendees on starting their own internal network for Assistants. Today we are really pleased that we can share the video with you. It is full of useful […]

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December Knowledge Bank

Performance Reviews and goal setting for 2020

How to set goals for your career that you can stick to

How to set goals for your career that you can stick to

It’s coming up to that time of year again where we all sit down with our Executive’s to review our performance and set goals and objectives for next year. I’ve often been critical of this process in the past because, in many organisations, performance reviews for Assistants can often be nothing more than tick-box exercises […]

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Why every Assistant should have their own personal vision statement

Why every Assistant should have their own personal vision statement

What would you do if you knew you couldn’t fail?  A great question isn’t it? This is where I started when I created my personal vision statement. I love Practically Perfect PA, and I find the work really rewarding, but I have been doing this for 8 years and it was definitely time to stop […]

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Growth plans for Assistants

Earlier this year I read a fantastic blog from Hallie Warner, chief of staff at Adam Hergenrother Companies on the who, what, when and how of growth plans. The blog details Hallie’s objectives for 2019 and how she goes about putting together her growth plan for the year. I loved the blog post so I […]

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