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Editor's Letters

Diversity Is a Fact, Inclusion Is an Act

By - January 25, 2022

Time and again in our profession we see examples of a lack of inclusion, some being so ingrained they are viewed as ‘normal’ and ‘‘acceptable’
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Editor's Letters

An Emotional Rollercoaster

By - December 7, 2021

The emotional rollercoaster we are all riding changes weekly. Let’s concentrate on creating a new world of work, based on the right resources and support.
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Let’s Go Change the World!

By - September 30, 2021

We are delighted to publish a supplement containing the Global Skills Matrix with commentary from some of the world’s leading authorities on our profession about what it means.
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Editor's Letters

Your Skills Define Your Role

By - July 31, 2021

The Global Skills Matrix : a globally recognised framework for administrators and HR teams that makes it possible to realise the potential to an organisation of an effective administrator
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Editor's Letters

Dedicated to the Profession

By - May 31, 2021

There have been a few moments since I began this journey 10 years ago when I have pinched myself and wondered how I got here.
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Editor's Letters

New look. New name. Same passion.

By - March 25, 2021

Welcome to the first-ever issue of Executive Support Magazine! We hope you like the rebranding. We also want you to feel included in this process and encourage you to always feel free to share your input.
Editor's Letters

Everything Old is New Again

By - February 22, 2021

This January issue is the very last issue ever of Executive Secretary Magazine. The brand has been in existence since 1989. March marks our 10th anniversary of the magazine in its current format and it is time for a change. I have always argued that that ‘Executive Secretary’ is a brand and although in some... Read more »
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The Renaissance is Within Reach

By - November 30, 2020

2020 has been traumatic for many of you and it is easy to look at all the negative press and get tied up in fear. My timeline is full of people saying that they just want to see the back of 2020 and get on with 2021. But it is worth remembering that after the Great... Read more »
Editor's Letters

Building Momentum for Change

By - September 30, 2020

Back in August 2019, Bonnie Low Kramen had a conversation with compensation expert Jeremy Spake. Jeremy had delivered two major presentations at the SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management) conference in June 2019. The conversation that she had with him was so mind-blowing that she decided it needed to be turned into an article and... Read more »
Editor's Letters

What is Happening Now, Has Happened Before

By - July 31, 2020

It’s starting to look serious out there. My timeline is full of people being let go. And whilst it is reminiscent of the last recession, it feels different because everything just changed for everyone and it’s not just about money this time. However, there are some lessons we learned in the last recession, that apply today:... Read more »
Editor's Letters

Sawabona

By - May 31, 2020

I wholly condemn any form of racism. On the other hand, I try to stay away from politics of any kind in my professional capacity. It took Ayanna Castro’s brilliant ‘Work Your Package Wednesday’ broadcast on Wednesday night to remind me that recent events in America are not about political sway but about humanitarianism. As... Read more »
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An Open Letter to Anyone Working with an Assistant

By - April 21, 2020

There has never been a more difficult time to be a business leader. In these unprecedented times, most of you are in uncharted territory, trying to work it out as you go along.  You’re reinventing strategy on the fly and in some cases you are fighting for your business’s survival. And you may be doing... Read more »
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#HelpUsHelpYou

By - April 20, 2020

Administrative Professionals Week 2020 This week, we are celebrating the most unusual Administrative Professionals Week of our time. It coincides with what for us in the UK is the beginning of our fifth week in lockdown, and with growing angst around the future of this role after Covid-19. We have spent much of the last five weeks... Read more »
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“If You Can Keep Your Head When All About You Are Losing Theirs” ~ Rudyard Kipling

By - March 25, 2020

Now is the time for assistants to step into leadership explains Lucy Brazier This morning I saw a post on Facebook from one of our speakers, Cathy Harris. In it, she explained ‘We are now moving to MS Teams – and I got so excited…I am in the office to try figure out how to... Read more »
Editor's Letters

The Dangers of Being Ill-Informed

By - February 13, 2020

Lucy Brazier responds to the recent article in the Wall Street Journal As a journalist, I was always trained that my role was to seek the truth and to give the truth a voice. This is why I have waited to write about ‘The Vanishing Executive Assistant’ published by the Wall Street Journal on 18th... Read more »
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“Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend” ~ Theophrastus

By - November 27, 2019

Ancient Philosopher, Theophrastus understood time as an accident of motion that could not be stopped or reversed. He said that wasting time was the most extravagant and costly of all expenses. Whenever I speak at events, I try to clear the day to hear as many of the other speakers as I can. It helps... Read more »