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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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Technology of the week: Duuoo.io

This week’s Technology of the Week: Duuoo.io What is Duuoo.io? Duuoo is a performance management system that aims to put people and purpose at the forefront of all staff appraisals and performance reviews. What does Duuoo.io do? Duuoo helps staff seamlessly execute 1-on-1s, reviews, ad hoc feedback and structured 360 feedback throughout the year. There […]

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Getting to grips with your organisation's strategy

Getting to grips with your organisation's strategy

For Assistants, it has become more apparent that the way forward in our profession is to work as a strategic business partner with our Executive. We have written about this a lot over here on Practically Perfect PA and something I have advocated for many years. The role of the Assistant isn’t going anywhere, despite […]

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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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October Knowledge Bank

Day in the life interviews with high flying Assistants

Day in the life: Hayley Lawrence, PA to Regional General Manager and Admin Assistant to Founders Office - The British Virgin Islands

Day in the life: Hayley Lawrence, PA to Regional General Manager and Admin Assistant to Founders Office - The British Virgin Islands

Enjoy today’s Day in the life: Hayley Lawrence, PA Regional General Manager and Administration Assistant to Founders Office – Necker & Moskito Islands, in The British Virgin Islands. I love this interview because it shows how exciting, different, challenging and incredible our profession is!  Day in the life: Hayley Lawrence, PA to Regional General Manager and […]

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Day in the life: Kara Tanenbaum, EA at Lakeside Project Solutions

Day in the life: Kara Tanenbaum, EA at Lakeside Project Solutions

Enjoy today’s Day in the life: Kara Tanenbaum, EA at Lakeside Project Solutions which is full of Executive Assistant Tips and Tricks.  What are the main aspects of your role? I am the Executive Assistant to the President/CEO of a Facility Maintenance company and my primary responsibility is helping my Executive manage her 20% to ensure the […]

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Day in the life: Keesha Williams, EA at Lift & Co

Day in the life: Keesha Williams, EA at Lift & Co

Enjoy today’s Day in the life: Keesha Williams, EA at Lift & Co, which is full of Executive Assistant Tips and Tricks.  What are the main aspects of your role? It changes from day to day, but mainly ensuring the CEO and CFO of my company have all the information and resources they need to perform […]

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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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