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 »
Cover Story
Issue: November / December 2016

Moving up to the C-Suite — Is it the Right Move for You?

By - November 25, 2016

If you’re not in the right job, you won’t be happy says Rhonda Scharf We all get tempted sometimes by the thought of that “big job.” The one in which you’re always travelling First Class, making big decisions, seeing the world and you even have your own assistant. We all want the business card that... Read more »
Personal Development
Issue: November / December 2016

I Love Being an Assistant

By - November 25, 2016

I love being an Assistant. Maybe it’s time to change the way we think and feel about our role says Laura Belgrado
Profiles
Issue: November / December 2016

PROFILE – Nayara Bermudez

By - November 25, 2016

Nayara Bermudez is a bilingual assistant based in New York and the founder of BEA – Brazilian Executive Assistants; a virtual platform focusing on the development of Brazilian administrative professionals. Can we start with a little background information? Where are you from and what is your current role? I was born in Belo Horizonte, the... Read more »
Career Development
Issue: November / December 2016

Flexible Working

By - November 25, 2016

People work better when they are happy, and people are happier if they have the ability and flexibility to combine work and life successfully says Ben Black Working flexibly – when you want and how you want – has obvious benefits from an employee perspective. Luckily, it’s becoming a bit more obvious for the employers... Read more »
Communication
Issue: November / December 2016

6 Words and Phrases to Banish from Your Vocabulary

By - November 25, 2016

Brenda Bernstein suggests six ways to make our communications more truthful
Technology
Issue: November / December 2016

Canva: A Design Tool for the Non-Designer

By - November 25, 2016

Anyone who can use a mouse to click, drag and drop, can use Canva to create stunning designs explains Donna Gilliland The technology skill range of Administrative Professionals is growing to include knowledge in the use of design and layout software, as well as a working knowledge of social media ~ OfficeTeam® As an Administrative... Read more »
Productivity
Issue: November / December 2016

Planning for Disaster

By - November 25, 2016

Ensure that wherever you are, you must have the necessary information and equipment to be able to run your business says Kerry Dawson We’ve all had that “OMG” moment.  We’re watching the TV, and there are severe weather warnings in place but we gently dismiss these as something that doesn’t affect us and go back... Read more »
Career Development
Issue: November / December 2016

Career Goals: Boring — or the Key to Success?

By - November 25, 2016

As the calendar winds down towards the end of the year, it’s time to take stock and set some career goals says Brandi Britton
Opinion
Issue: November / December 2016

Rio 2016: I’ve had the time of my life!

By - November 25, 2016

Regina 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 »
Career Development
Issue: November / December 2016

Unleash the Power of Innovation in Your Career

By - November 25, 2016

What steps should you take to ensure that you aren’t at risk of becoming obsolete? asks Julie Perrine
Health & Wellbeing
Issue: November / December 2016

The Magic Power of Sleep

By - November 25, 2016

It's time to stop sleep deprivation and the glorification of “busy”, explains Anel Martin
Leadership
Issue: November / December 2016

Leading the Leaders: How to become a Super Leader

By - November 25, 2016

Let us lead with authority and create a learning environment says Jean Gamester
Health & Wellbeing
Issue: November / December 2016

Are you running on empty?

By - November 25, 2016

Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired? It’s time to fuel up. It’s time to get some R.E.S.T. explains Doug Dickerson
Opinion
Issue: November / December 2016

Creating a better tomorrow – today

By - November 25, 2016

Unless 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 »
Opinion
Issue: November / December 2016

Thoughts on joining the PA profession

By - November 25, 2016

Sophie 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 »