You never know what is around the corner
By Rona Cant - March 25, 2018Rona Cant shares her story of being diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s disease He walked into the room with a group of students following him and, without any introduction, said ‘You have early onset Alzheimer’s, but not for many years yet’. There was no explanation, no words of hope, no apology for the message. Then... Read more »
Are You a #MeToo? Assistants Ready to be the #SilenceBreakers
By Bonnie Low-Kramen - January 25, 2018Bonnie Low-Kramen asks if this is the year when assistants speak up regarding the dark truths of their workplace in the effort to create a better one? I’m a #MeToo and I am happy I lived to see this day. To be more accurate, these days. The days the silence broke to the point when... Read more »
The Foundation of IAAP: Admins supporting Admins
By Amy Hooley - November 25, 2017The future is bright says Amy Hooley The Foundation of IAAP (International Association of Administrative Professionals) has a long history. But, more importantly, its future is bright, and so is the future of the administrative professionals it supports. We all know by now that admins are the glue that hold offices together. We know that... Read more »
Gratitude for this profession: Webathon Recap
By Vickie Sokol Evans - November 25, 2017My heart is full of joy, respect, gratitude, and humility says Vickie Sokol Evans What do you get when you bring together 58 world-renowned trainers and VIP guests covering 61 topics for 64 hours of learning over a three-day weekend with a global online audience of 708 attendees, plus countless memes promoting the event –... Read more »
Executive Assistant by Day and Trainee Special Constable by Night
By Carly McIntyre - September 25, 2017When considering outside commitments, don’t underestimate the power of your skillset and experience explains Carly McIntyre
What is the reality?
By Rona Cant - March 24, 2017Who is right – the people on the ground or the reported news from those who want to sell a paper? asks Rona Cant How often have you been faced with a situation which you believe you understand perfectly only to realise that you are totally wrong because your interpretation is made up of hearsay... Read more »
What I Wouldn’t Give…
By Sandy Geroux - January 25, 2017Never be too quick to assume the worst, nor give up hope says Sandy Geroux Several years ago, one of my dearest friends called me. Her husband of 21 years had just suffered three strokes and was in the hospital. I flew to New Hampshire to be with her because she was scared to death... Read more »
Rio 2016: I’ve had the time of my life!
By Regina Rezende - November 25, 2016Regina Rezende shares her experience of the Rio Olympic and Paralympic Games I have always been involved with volunteering, since I worked in the 90s for an American bank who used to organize groups to help orphanages and rest homes, but I have never worked in sports volunteering, mainly because this kind of volunteering is... Read more »
Creating a better tomorrow – today
By Jacqueline Smith - November 25, 2016Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow – Ralph Waldo Emerson If you were to create an album that mirrored the tracks of your life how would it sound and would you download it? What would that album say about your life? I’m going to tell... Read more »
Thoughts on joining the PA profession
By Sophie Roche - November 25, 2016Sophie Roche gives us an insight into her first six months as an Assistant In summer 2015, I was among the thousands of graduates pouring out of university with little idea of what job I was going to do – the term bandied about by myself and my fellow graduates was that we were soon... Read more »
Good recruiters are like good hairdressers
By Niki Fuchs - November 25, 2016Niki gives a personal perspective on what businesses are looking for when they recruit, and why trust is so vital in making the relationship work. A good recruiter is like a good hairdresser: someone who can make you look the best you possibly can, if you build a trusting relationship. I took different roles before... Read more »
Can you Imagine Life Without Your Phone?
By Carole Spiers - January 25, 2016Ring the changes with Carole Spiers’ timely guide… Are you a member of Mobile Phones Anonymous? In other words, are you addicted to your cellphone? Now before you start to roll your eyes, let’s see how you answer these questions: Do you stop what you’re doing every time your cellphone rings? Does a WhatsApp alert... Read more »
What’s Holding you Back?
By Rona Cant - January 25, 2016The sky’s the limit if you’re brave enough, believes RONA CANT As I write this article I am listening to the news that our first official British astronaut, Tim Peake, is to take off into space today for the International Space Station. Another headline concerns a woman who was diagnosed with a very aggressive type... Read more »