Being a successful Executive Assistant starts with mindset. Here at Practically Perfect PA, we know how important it is to arrive at work with the right mindset. Assistants have to be ready to hit the ground running, every… single… day!
Often Assistants work with demanding Executives and senior members of staff, which means Assistants require a set of skills and characteristics to cope in high-pressured environments.
Assistants often work solely with their Executives and don’t feel part of a team, which can be isolating.
If the Assistant is part of a team, often their colleagues don’t understand the value the Assistant brings to the organisation, they don’t understand the role, or they try to undermine the Assistant by bypassing them entirely so that they can gain access to the Executive.
It can be incredibly frustrating for Assistants to navigate these challenges while also dealing with the usual office politics and cultural differences.
This page exists to support Assistants develop a mindset that can cope with the challenges in the role and learn how to be a successful Executive Assistant. There is a lot of ground to cover! We’ll traverse these topics across our in-depth guides, events, online courses, articles, and more.
On this page you will find: