Issue: January / February 2019
”It Doesn’t Matter Where You Came From. All That Matters Is Where You Are Going” Brian Tracy
By Lucy Brazier OBE - January 31, 2019It's a confusing time to be an Assistant says Lucy Brazier
Issue: November / December 2018
“Only in the darkness can you see the stars” ~ Martin Luther King
By Lucy Brazier OBE - November 30, 2018Sometimes, as John Lennon said, life is what happens when you are busy making other plans.
Issue: May / June 2018
Why it’s time to call time on politics and do what’s right for the profession!
By Lucy Brazier OBE - May 26, 2018There is no room for egos or politics in this journey. We must work together to drive the profession forward, explains Lucy Brazier
Issue: November / December 2017
No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main ~ John Donne
By Lucy Brazier OBE - November 26, 2017One of the things that I am most proud of is the work that we have done to bring associations together to work towards a common goal says Lucy Brazier
Issue: July / August 2017
Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans ~ John Lennon
By Lucy Brazier OBE - July 27, 2017The profession has been shaken by the news that Vickie Sokol Evans, the world’s leading Microsoft trainer, has been diagnosed with stage two breast cancer
Issue: March / April 2017
Demand to be inspired and inspire others! ~ Al-Husein N Madhany
By Lucy Brazier OBE - March 24, 2017Al-Husein N Madhany blew the stereotypes surrounding the Assistant role out of the water this weekend at Executive Support LIVE in London
Issue: January / February 2017
The Power of Association
By Lucy Brazier OBE - January 25, 2017On 1 February, one of the oldest Associations for Assistants in the world, EUMA (European Management Assistants) changes its name and brand to IMA (International Management Assistants). And this year, the IAAP (c) celebrates 75 years.
Issue: November / December 2016
A Modern Day Epidemic
By Lucy Brazier OBE - November 25, 2016Earlier this year, Victoria Darragh, CEO of the UK’s Association – The Executive & Personal Assistants Association (EPAA) approached me about working in collaboration to produce some statistics around workplace bullying and Assistants. I immediately agreed to work with her. I have been the victim of workplace bullying myself and it resulted in a nervous... Read more »
Issue: September / October 2016
How will you serve your profession?
By Lucy Brazier OBE - September 26, 2016I have had several surreal moments in the last few weeks – some good and some bad. I was invited to take tea with Archbishop Desmond Tutu and his staff at his foundation; He is such a huge personal hero of mine and it was an honour to meet his staff. (Sadly, the Archbishop was... Read more »
Issue: July / August 2016
Space – the final frontier
By Lucy Brazier OBE - July 26, 2016Holiday is a restoring thing which by a blast of magic turns a man back into himself ~ GK Chesterton There are martyrs in every office. You know the ones that I am talking about. The ones that tell you ‘I’ve only had one day off this year. I have almost all of my holiday... Read more »