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How to build trust with your Executive

How to build trust with your Executive

One of the most common challenges I hear from Assistants who want to push their career forward is that their Executive’s do not trust them enough to hand overexciting projects and tasks. This is generally because the Executive struggles to delegate and likes to be in control of all of their work, or they don’t […]

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What if all of your business travel was refundable?

How many times have you booked a work trip for you or your colleague,  only for them to end up needing to change the date or time, or even cancel altogether? Of course, business trips get amended for endless reasons which are out of your control. When you book travel, currently you have two options: […]

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How to work with a boss that wants everything done right now!

How to work with a boss who wants everything done right now!

I was recently reading through the comments on one of the fantastic online networks for EAs when I saw an Assistant had posted a question asking if it was okay to take time off following a knee operation, even though her boss had assumed she would be back in the office the next day! As […]

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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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How to work with a boss that wants everything done right now!

How to work with a boss who wants everything done right now!

I was recently reading through the comments on one of the fantastic online networks for EAs when I saw an Assistant had posted a question asking if it was okay to take time off following a knee operation, even though her boss had assumed she would be back in the office the next day! As […]

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How to take initiative when working with a micro-manager

How to take initiative when working with a micromanager

Working for someone who is a micromanager is hard work. There is no denying it, and it is especially true for Assistants. We are there to save our Executive’s time and the organisation money. It is hard to do that part of our job if our Executive is involved in everything that we do. Micromanagers […]

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How EAs can navigate work place politics

How EAs can navigate work place politics

The term office politics comes with a lot of negative connotations. It is very much associated with game playing where the ability to win is equated with success and losing will keep you on the lowest step of the career ladder. In my experience, most Assistants will steer very clear of this type of behaviour. […]

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What if all of your business travel was refundable?

How many times have you booked a work trip for you or your colleague,  only for them to end up needing to change the date or time, or even cancel altogether? Of course, business trips get amended for endless reasons which are out of your control. When you book travel, currently you have two options: […]

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Golf tours in Barcelona

Golf tours in Barcelona

 What would be your first thoughts if your exec board wanted a weekend away retreat that also included golf? How many people thought of Barcelona as the first place that sprang to mind? Not many, I would guess. The truth is that Barcelona is known for many things, but golf is probably not at the […]

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Venues + Events Live 2019

Venues + Events Live 2019

We are delighted to invite you to attend Venues + Events Live this Autumn (18-19 September, Old Billingsgate, London & 24 September, Manchester Central) where you will discover the best tips and tricks to help you plan your next event. We understand the busy life of PAs and EAs and how spending your time as […]

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