Great Assistants possess a unique blend of skills and talents, allowing them to take on virtually any task that comes their way.
What essential traits are needed to succeed in the Assistant role?
Let’s explore ten essential traits every top-notch Assistant needs to shine! From problem-solving abilities to impeccable organisational skills, being a fantastic Assistant requires more than just multitasking prowess – but with the right qualities, success is surefire. So let’s get started and discover how these attributes can help bring your role as an Assistant up a notch or two! Here are ten qualities of a genuinely great Assistant.
What do I mean by being more accountable, and why is it essential for assistants? For me, being responsible means taking control of your success and managing your workload, career and relationship with your Executive and colleagues. It means making decisions and taking ownership of the results.
2. Strategic thinking
Assistants must think strategically to help their Executive execute the Organisation’s objectives. It is the ability to look at a task, understand why it needs to be completed, how it fits in with the business’s overall strategy, why it takes precedence over other tasks, and what impact it will have on the bottom line.
3. Effective Communication
Communication skills are an important quality needed for a great Assistant. It is the ability to choose the correct communication method for the situation, the awareness of your communication style and adapting that to fit with others, and the confidence to articulate precisely what you mean in any scenario. It is imperative that Assistants can communicate and build rapport. We teach this hot topic in The EA Campus Community.