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How To Help Yourself When You’re Feeling Stuck

How To Help Yourself When You’re Feeling Stuck

Have you ever felt like you’re stuck and don’t know what to do next? Unsure about the direction your career is taking? Or utterly uninspired by your current situation? I hear you. I have been there myself. A few years ago, I felt lost, frustrated and had no clue how to move forward. I felt […]

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Working collectively and sharing best practice in your EA network

Working collectively and sharing best practice in your EA network

Networking is such an essential part of the Assistant role. We can work in such silos that without a network to support our endeavours, the position can be very lonely. I genuinely believe that every organisation which employs a group of Assistants should have a network in place for those Assistants because we can benefit […]

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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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Bouncing back from a mistake

Bouncing back from a mistake

A few weeks ago, the wonderful Jeremy Burrows asked me to appear as a guest on his fantastic podcast – The Leader Assistant. If you haven’t subscribed yet, I’d really recommend it. I am coming up on an episode soon. During the interview, Jeremy asked me if I had made any mistakes during my time […]

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10 questions to ask during your mid-year review

10 questions to ask during your mid-year review

We are halfway through the year, and it is likely that at some point soon you will have a mid-year review with your manager. If you don’t have anything in the diary or your Executive hasn’t mentioned getting together for a review, I would highly recommend you do something about it. Mid-year reviews are an […]

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Setting boundaries as an Assistant

Setting boundaries as an Assistant

As the saying goes, you can’t be all things to all people. As a people pleaser, this is something that I have had to come to terms with in my career. While working as an Assistant, I wanted to help people as much as possible and got pulled in all directions. It soon became apparent […]

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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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10 questions to ask during your mid-year review

10 questions to ask during your mid-year review

We are halfway through the year, and it is likely that at some point soon you will have a mid-year review with your manager. If you don’t have anything in the diary or your Executive hasn’t mentioned getting together for a review, I would highly recommend you do something about it. Mid-year reviews are an […]

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Giving and receiving feedback at work

Giving and receiving feedback at work

At last week’s Future Assistant Conference, we had a brilliant session on how you can manage an awkward conversation. Our wonderful speaker, Julie Leitz, introduced the session by saying that most advancements in our careers and our lives come from difficult conversations, but actually, we are never taught how to have these conversations, how to manage […]

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Smash your mid year review

With September being half way through the financial year for organisations it is most likely that at some point soon you will have a mid-year review with your manager. If you don’ have anything in the diary or your Executive hasn’t mentioned getting together for a review I would highly recommend you do something about […]

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What are your manager's objectives?

Mid year review season is here again! Many of you will be completing your mid year review paperwork, looking back on the last 6 months to see what you have accomplished and having conversations with your managers regarding your performance to date.

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Job descriptions for Personal Assistants - Merited or inherited?

Once upon a time you spotted or were presented with a Job Spec which caught your attention.  You applied for the role and after an interviewing process were offered the coveted position.

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