You made it through the interview process, wowed them with your skills and what you’ll be able to do for the company. Today is the day, your first day at the new job. You are excited, nervous, happy, and looking forward to your next adventure. You go in and meet all the employees and the […]
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 […]
Working remotely is becoming more and more common these days and it is pretty likely that many Assistants will have some if not all of their team working from home or other locations. They may even have Executive’s who live in other cities around the world. It can be pretty tricky including remote teams and […]
I was recently watching a brilliant interview with the former Assistant to Mark Zukerberg, Anikka Fragodt. During her presentation she said that she was always open and approachable with her colleagues at Facebook because she felt part of her role was to council her colleagues and pass their fears and concerns onto her Executive. This […]
Although the role of an assistant can be incredibly varied, there are certain aspects that all of us will face at some point in our career. We all have similar experiences in the workplace… Yes, I do know where the photocopier is… No, I can’t fix the paper jam… And then there are the competencies that we […]
I’ve worked with a lot of Executives over the years and I have to say one of the trickiest personality types are those that micromanage their staff. The problem is that many of them do not realise that they are micromanagers and certainly wouldn’t admit their management style causes any issues if they were called up on […]
Speaking to assistants at the Assist Conference back in February I was surprised at how many of the delegates worked for multiple Executives. I would say the majority worked for two or more bosses. I knew the traditional one on one assistant position was on the decline in most organisations but I thought that the majority of […]
Working for a new Executive who has never had an assistant before can be a tricky situation to find yourself. You may have been an assistant for years and know the role inside out, but your new Executive doesn’t have a clue what you do and how to work with you.