Editor's Letters
Issue: March / April 2015

One Profession, One Voice

By - March 25, 2015

Our friend Bonnie Low Kramen is fond of saying that there has never been a more exciting time to be an Assistant. She’s right! There is so much change in the pipeline and the role is evolving like never before. As promised, the video we made of Assistants all over the world that we put... Read more »
Communication Cover Story
Issue: March / April 2015

Find Your Voice, Speak Up and Let the Awesomeness Begin

By - March 25, 2015

Silence is our enemy; we must learn to speak up says Bonnie Low-Kramen
Leadership
Issue: March / April 2015

Turning Your Stress into Success

By - March 25, 2015

Success over stress is all about your context, your game plan and your attitude.
Career Development
Issue: March / April 2015

The How and Why of Creating a Career Portfolio

By - March 25, 2015

Including bonus tips by Jasmine Freeman   Many people think a career-focused “performance brief” as something they either once did to obtain their current position or as an annual “ho-hum” requirement. The Career Portfolio is not about job hunting. It is a professional journal created to detail how “You, Inc” have capably and measurably demonstrated... Read more »
Communication
Issue: March / April 2015

Want to “Get Along?” – Take the Other’s Side

By - March 25, 2015

Why doesn’t everyone just get along? We hear this all the time. Whether it is differing values, conflicts or simple misunderstandings, some people have a harder time than others “just getting along” with others. And even worse, when they aren’t getting along, they’re the ones who expect the other person to change, so that they... Read more »
Events Excellence
Issue: March / April 2015

How Technology Can Help Your Next Event Become a Success

By - March 25, 2015

Organising an event is complicated and it might not be a daily job for you. Of course there are a lot of professional event planners around with valuable experience to assist you. And there’s also a lot of technology that can help you deliver a top notch event. Technology changes the way we work. Often... Read more »
Profiles
Issue: March / April 2015

PROFILE – Marion Lowrence

By - March 25, 2015

Marion Lowrence explains how circumstances took her from a successful career as an Assistant to one of the most recognisable industry leaders in the UK.
Personal Development
Issue: March / April 2015

Getting Unstuck! 5 Guiding Questions to Point You in the Right Direction

By - March 25, 2015

Getting unstuck is not so much about effort as it is about moving forward with the natural flow of things explains Lisa Olsen
Personal Development
Issue: March / April 2015

You Don’t Have to Know the Way

By - March 25, 2015

Imagine yourself driving from Land’s End to John O’Groats at night (the length of the UK, 603 miles). In the headlights all you can see is 200 yards ahead of you. And yet you know your destination, and in the headlights road signs show up pointing to your next turn off. You feel confident that... Read more »
Career Development
Issue: March / April 2015

The Problem With “No Problem”!

By - March 25, 2015

Do you make it seem as though anyone could do your job and do it well? If so, you’re doing yourself, your job and your reputation a disservice says Rhonda Scharf My husband, Warren joined On The Right Track full-time just last month.. We’ve known for quite a while that he would finish his job... Read more »
Events Excellence
Issue: March / April 2015

So You’re Attending Executive Support LIVE – Now What?

By - March 25, 2015

Kathleen Drum’s guide to getting the most from a conference
Personal Development
Issue: March / April 2015

Fear of Failure Can Damage Your Success

By - March 25, 2015

The chances are that it isn’t failure that is holding you back but the fear of failure. Often, we are conditioned to fear failure, as if the lack of it is a guarantee of success. The reality is that being risk-averse can effectively remove you from the world of opportunity that is an essential requisite... Read more »
Health & Wellbeing
Issue: March / April 2015

A New and Unexpected Pathway!

By - March 25, 2015

After our wonderful year in Samoa, our exciting trip for me to speak at Exec Sec LIVE Conference in Dubai, time with Charles’ family in London and a longed-for visit to our daughter and family in Washington DC, all such wonderful journeys, we were however pleased to be home for Christmas 2014. We needed to... Read more »
Productivity
Issue: March / April 2015

What Kind of Organised Are You?

By - March 25, 2015

For most of the people reading this article, being organised will be second nature – it’s how we ensure that our achievements list grows and grows and how we get to the end of a working day with a sense of a job well done. Depending on which dictionary you consult it is possible to... Read more »
Communication
Issue: March / April 2015

Now Hear This: 7 Ways to Boost Your Listening Skills

By - March 25, 2015

Listen up executive assistants and office professionals – in almost every aspect of your job, whether taking minutes, planning events, training staff or acting as your boss’s gatekeeper, listening skills are one of your most valuable assets.   Many professionals forget about this crucial element of effective communication. But here are seven tips for mastering... Read more »
Events Excellence
Issue: March / April 2015

The Event Manager’s Mindset

By - March 25, 2015

So you’re organising an event? It might be your first or it might be a type of event you’ve not done before. Whatever you’re organising you need take comfort that, as in life, with the right mindset you can accomplish anything. When I started my company in the events industry in 1992 I had no... Read more »