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How To Be A Successful Executive Assistant2023-12-15T12:49:33+00:00

You and Your Mindset

We know how important it is for Assistants to develop the right mindset to thrive.

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:

  • The skills needed for Assistants to work on projects, create unique office cultures and be taken seriously in the role.
  • A step-by-step guide on how Assistants can build and maintain important relationships with their colleagues.
  • Our best free articles, tutorials and videos on how Assistants can set boundaries with their colleagues, create networks and be part of the Executive Team.

  • Our online course will help Assistants create the right mindset to thrive in the role and learn how to be a successful Executive Assistant.

Free templates and resources for Assistant career development

20 ways to impress your Executive

20 Ways to Impress Your Executive

The worksheet gives you 20 ideas to elevate you in the Assistant role.

Networking questions for Assistants

Networking Questions for Assistants

Make sure your next networking event really works for you.

Critical guide for Assistants who want to thrive in the role

Our essential Guide for building influence in the Assistant role

Are you looking to enhance your influence and work more effectively with others? Look no further than Practically Perfect PA’s comprehensive guide! This valuable resource offers tips and insights for building strong collaborative relationships and achieving success through effective communication and collaboration.

The Assistant Mindset Online Course

Exceed expectations with our Assistant Mindset course

An online course that teaches Assistants how to navigate office politics create a successful mindset and develop the soft skills needed as modern-day Assistants. The Assistant mindset course will teach you how to develop the right mindset to be one step ahead of the challenges in the role.

  • 6 in-depth modules
  • Workbooks, Copy-and-paste swipe files, checklists, resources & templates

  • Video-based lectures with world-leading tutors
  • Certificate delivered on completion of the course

Articles, Tutorials and Case Studies

These articles, tutorials, videos and case studies all give Assistants practical advice on creating a winning mindset and learning how to be a successful Executive Assistant.

View all articles on You and Your Mindset →

Mindset videos and online webinars

Check out our YouTube Channel. We have a whole playlist dedicated to building a successful mindset.

View all videos on You and Your Mindset →

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