The ultimate guide to creating a successful Executive and EA partnership

The ultimate guide to creating a successful Executive and EA partnership

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 […]

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How to deal with the office downer

How to deal with the office downer

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 […]

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Working with a micromanager

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 […]

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Ten tips for managing multiple Executives

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 […]

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