How to work with a boss that wants everything done right now!

How to work with a boss who wants everything done right now!

I was recently reading through the comments on one of the fantastic online networks for EAs when I saw an Assistant had posted a question asking if it was okay to take time off following a knee operation, even though her boss had assumed she would be back in the office the next day! As […]

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How to take initiative when working with a micro-manager

How to take initiative when working with a micromanager

Working for someone who is a micromanager is hard work. There is no denying it, and it is especially true for Assistants. We are there to save our Executive’s time and the organisation money. It is hard to do that part of our job if our Executive is involved in everything that we do. Micromanagers […]

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What does it mean to be a collaborative Assistant?

What does it mean to be a collaborative Assistant?

Every business and organisation needs its employees to work together, to move projects forward and reach common goals. Collaboration is an essential skill for everyone. However, for Assistants, collaboration is vital. We have to work with other members of staff on projects and reaching common goals. We also have to build a fantastic relationship with […]

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Working with a new boss? Here is everything you need to know

Working with a new boss? Here is everything you need to know

When your Executive leaves to start a new role, it is understandable that Assistants are concerned about what to expect from a new Executive. You build up such a strong relationship with an Executive, that can take years to get right, and the thought of going through that again is daunting. There are challenges, but […]

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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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