Career Development

Wanted: Your Curiosity

By - November 25, 2020

Make curiosity part of your identity and leadership journey says Julia Schmidt Making you curious about curiosity First things first: just what is curiosity? Simply defined, curiosity is an eager wish to know or learn about something. During the last few months, I have been reading about curiosity. And just to make you as curious... Read more »
Personal Development

Your Vibe Attracts Your Tribe

By - May 25, 2020

Meet your tribe when you choose events with the intent to benefit and add benefit explains Arini Vlotman When I first started working on this article the world was a vastly different place. In February I attended Executive Secretary Live in Johannesburg and I was buzzing with energy from all the amazing speakers and guests... Read more »
Career Development

The Fourth Industrial Revolution

By - January 25, 2020

The fourth industrial revolution allows assistants to evolve rather than react says Arini Vlotman Almost every conversation regarding the fourth industrial revolution (4IR) and its effects on the workplace has a negative connotation. People are, in general, fearful of what they do not understand. However, the difference between the first three industrial revolutions and 4IR... Read more »
Career Development

CQ – The Curiosity Quotient

By - November 25, 2019

Arini Vlotman explains how to make your curious mind – and curiosity quotient – work for you In every team, company or group, there is that one individual that is always asking questions. You can see the wheels turning in their minds and the sparks shooting, as they try and figure out a new, better... Read more »

Enhancing Your Leadership Skills

By - July 25, 2019

The modern-day assistant has the perfect opportunity to be an effective and inspirational influencer says Arini Vlotman Would you consider yourself a good communicator, able to make quick decisions and someone that your team can rely on? Most assistants would answer yes, as these are critical skills needed in an Executive Assistant position. Would it... Read more »

Becoming a Mentor

By - May 24, 2019

Are you ready to take on this valuable role? asks Arini Vlotman Current changes in the business landscape have increasingly isolated the average assistant. With trends like hot desks, virtual assistants and remote working, people in one organisation are literally working all over the world. So, how can you learn and develop in this type... Read more »
Health & Wellbeing

Beat those Blues

By - January 25, 2019

Arini Vlotman’s top tips for maintaining a healthy and happy outlook The new year is here… already. One minute we were bombarded with Christmas songs and obscene amounts of food and the next, we’re setting our alarms for the start of work year. It’s no wonder that we feel a bit of depression sinking in.... Read more »