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Status obsessed: The unnecessary power struggle between EAs

Do you sometimes feel like you are surrounded by other assistants that are status obsessed? We’ve all worked with these type of ...
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The Truth about Trust: Why the relationship with your Executive ...

The impact of trust being absent in a relationship will always ultimately deem it ineffective and inefficient. If an exec doesn’t trust ...
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Seeing double: Managing multiple managers

In an environment where reduced headcount is an increasing pressure in business, its not uncommon for EA’s to be forced to ...
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What to do when you accidently F something up…….

It’s no secret that as EAs and PAs there are always high expectations of us to flawlessly deliver whatever task is ...
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EA’s managing EA’s: How to handle being mis-managed – Part ...

For those of you that read last week’s blog ~EA’s managing EA’s: The key to building strong relationships~ you’d be aware that ...
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EA’s managing EA’s: The key to building strong relationships – ...

For most assistants that work in larger sized companies, working alongside other assistants is not a foreign concept, and for most teams ...
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Becoming a kick-ass EA: The steps to nailing ‘mind reading’

When it comes to describing the essence of what EA/PA’s do, a certain concept comes to mind (and ‘mind’ being ...
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The value of recognition and why it should be embraced ...

When you work in administration roles, unfortunately for most it is the norm that when you do something right or do ...
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Loyalty to the EA: When it doesn’t exist

Let me set the scene for you: you have what you think is a great working relationship with your boss. ...