Editor's Letters
Issue: January / February 2019

”It Doesn’t Matter Where You Came From. All That Matters Is Where You Are Going” Brian Tracy

By - January 31, 2019

It's a confusing time to be an Assistant says Lucy Brazier
Editor's Letters
Issue: November / December 2018

“Only in the darkness can you see the stars” ~ Martin Luther King

By - November 30, 2018

Sometimes, as John Lennon said, life is what happens when you are busy making other plans.
Editor's Letters
Issue: September / October 2018

Change has got to come

By - September 25, 2018

Assistants are still nowhere near being recognised for the incredible resource that they are or could be to their businesses.
Editor's Letters
Issue: July / August 2018

#WeLeadUp

By - July 31, 2018

Dr Veronica Cochran's inaugural speech at the IAAP Summit in Austin was one of the most powerful speeches that I have ever heard
Editor's Letters
Issue: May / June 2018

Why it’s time to call time on politics and do what’s right for the profession!

By - May 26, 2018

There is no room for egos or politics in this journey. We must work together to drive the profession forward, explains Lucy Brazier
Editor's Letters
Issue: March / April 2018

Changing Lives One Person at a Time

By - March 31, 2018

We have just celebrated the magazine’s seventh birthday. Happy Birthday Executive Secretary and here’s to many more says Lucy Brazier
Editor's Letters
Issue: January / February 2018

If you are waiting for the right time, it’s now!

By - January 30, 2018

For the last seven years, I have been on a mission to change the world for Assistants.
Editor's Letters
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 - November 26, 2017

One 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
Editor's Letters
Issue: September / October 2017

‘A Tsunami of Love’

By - September 25, 2017

When we relaunched as a global publication in 2011, we were very clear that we wanted to create not just a magazine, but a community explains Lucy Brazier
Editor's Letters
Issue: July / August 2017

Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans ~ John Lennon

By - July 27, 2017

The 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
Editor's Letters
Issue: May / June 2017

A Small Window in Which to Make History

By - May 30, 2017

We are in the process of creating and redefining the new role for future generations. We want you to be part of it says Lucy Brazier
Editor's Letters
Issue: March / April 2017

Demand to be inspired and inspire others! ~ Al-Husein N Madhany

By - March 24, 2017

Al-Husein N Madhany blew the stereotypes surrounding the Assistant role out of the water this weekend at Executive Support LIVE in London
Editor's Letters
Issue: January / February 2017

The Power of Association

By - January 25, 2017

On 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.
Editor's Letters
Issue: November / December 2016

A Modern Day Epidemic

By - November 25, 2016

Earlier 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 »
Editor's Letters
Issue: September / October 2016

How will you serve your profession?

By - September 26, 2016

I 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 »
Editor's Letters
Issue: July / August 2016

Space – the final frontier

By - July 26, 2016

Holiday 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 »