Working with an incompetent Executive

Working with an incompetent Executive

Everyone moans about their boss. Fact! There are occasions when your Executive takes ages to get back to you on something, they are always in a meeting or out travelling. They never have enough time. They don’t manage your needs or expectations. They don’t make decisions, or they make the wrong decision, and they don’t […]

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Don't want to annoy your Exec? Ask these questions!

Don’t want to annoy your Exec? Ask these questions!

As we all know having a good relationship with your Executive makes your job, as an Assistant, much easier! It is the key relationship for Assistants and the one part of the role that you have to get right. Without a successful partnership, the work just becomes that much tougher. You can try your best every day […]

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Managing your Executive's one to one meetings

Managing your Executive’s one to one meetings

It kinda goes without saying that organising your Executive’s schedule is a never-ending task. Their time is always in demand, be it from clients, suppliers, colleagues around the business and of course from members of their team. As an Assistant, it is your role to make sure your Executive sees the right people at the […]

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The ultimate guide to creating a successful Executive and EA partnership

The ultimate guide to creating a successful Executive and EA partnership

Over the last few years, I have written a lot about creating a successful Executive and EA partnership. It is the key relationship for Assistants and the one part of the role that you have to get right. Without a successful partnership, the work just becomes that much tougher. So, today I thought I would […]

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5 things to do when starting a new PA role

5 things to do when starting a new PA role

Starting a new Assistant role can be a pretty nerve-wracking experience. We have to form productive working relationships pretty quickly, build rapport, learn new systems and hit the ground running within a few weeks (if we are lucky!). Many organisations that I worked in assumed I knew what I was doing from day one, which […]

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