SMART objectives for Executive Assistants SMART objectives for Executive Assistants are crucial because, without them, Assistants can be at such a disadvantage. They can be taken for granted, can be mismanaged, and can be left [...]
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Earlier this week I wrote about the initial stages of organising an event, specifically the first meeting you should have with your colleagues involved in the event. One of the issues I said you should discuss is the event objectives. [...]
Taking ownership of your work as an Assistant For high-performing Assistant and Executive partnerships, there is a high value placed on ownership, accountability and trust. All three areas are essential to a strategic partnership. In this [...]
Finding opportunities to grow in your Assistant role Finding opportunities to grow in your Assistant role takes initiative - you have to work in a culture where initiative and proactivity are recognised and rewarded. You [...]
Communicating your priorities better with the ‘rule of five’ One of my go-to tools for prioritising and managing my to-do list is Trello. I use the collaboration tool to manage all of my tasks and projects, and I [...]
Is your Executive a poor communicator? In a recent survey conducted in the UK, Hays recruitment found 43% of those surveyed said leaders needed to improve their communication skills. This skill improvement was much more [...]
What support do you need from your Executive to work in partnership? What support do you need from your Executive to work in partnership? This will ultimately be personal to you. Still, I wanted to share [...]
Where do you draw the line? Setting boundaries for Assistants Let's start with a question. Would you say that you are good at setting boundaries for Assistants? Here is an even more important question - [...]
Completing your Assistant performance review in uncertain times It is that time of year again, performance review season. Except the world has completely changed this year. Completing your Assistant performance review in uncertain times is [...]