Being a successful Executive Assistant starts with a mindset. Assistants must be ready to hit the ground running every… single… day!
Assistants often work with demanding Executives and senior staff members, which means Assistants require a set of skills and characteristics to cope in high-pressure 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 to gain access to them the Executive.
It can be incredibly frustrating for Assistants to navigate these challenges while dealing with office politics and cultural differences.
This page supports Assistants in developing a mindset that can cope with the challenges in the role and learn how to be successful Executive Assistants. 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 the following: