Issue: June / July 2024

Why Trust Is an Important Value in the Workplace

By - May 25, 2024

If we cannot trust our own decisions and judgements, how will we be able to trust others? asks Cathy Harris
Editor's Letters
Issue: February / March 2024

New Faces and Fresh Insights

By - January 25, 2024

Kathleen Drum extends a warm welcome to the new members of Executive Support Magazine's advisory board
Career Development
Issue: April / May 2023

The Silo Syndrome

By - March 25, 2023

Cathy Harris explains how to move from “silo syndrome” to “powerful network”
Issue: September / October 2018

PROFILE – Cathy Harris

By - September 25, 2018

Cathy Harris is the author of The Executive Secretary Guide to Creating an Internal Assistant Network and a mentor for the Isipho Admin Bursary
Issue: September / October 2018

Dealing with Personal Financial Challenges

By - September 25, 2018

It is always our decision to spend or not to spend says Cathy Harris
Health & Wellbeing
Issue: January / February 2018


By - January 25, 2018

To find balance, make realistic choices that add value and harmony to your life as a whole explains Cathy Harris
Issue: November / December 2017

Creating an Internal Assistant Network

By - November 25, 2017

In this extract from The Executive Secretary Guide to Creating an Internal Assistant Network, Cathy Harris explains the value of an internal network
Personal Development
Issue: July / August 2016

Assistants behaving badly, a double-edged sword

By - July 25, 2016

Cathy Harris shows us how to be great, be prudent, and prove our integrity It’s wonderful that we get all the good stuff; how to improve your email box flows, how to work better with people, how to communicate with purpose, how to be motivated and be stress free, how to, how to, how to….... Read more »
Business Strategy & Acumen
Issue: September / October 2015

When Collaboration and Teamwork Meet, Magic Happens!

By - September 25, 2015

It takes two, says Cathy Harris (or three, or four …) Most of us have experienced that euphoric feeling of falling in love, that feeling of “oh my gosh, this is it!” An explosion of romantic emotion and subtle flutters of butterflies and buzzy bees. It is an amazing and beautiful feeling. Yes, I know,... Read more »
Editor's Letters
Issue: January / February 2015

The Way Forward

By - January 26, 2015

So that’s it! The International Year of the Secretary and Assistant is no more. After a year of speaking, writing, campaigning and generally stirring up the world’s Assistants and Executives it has all come to an end. PAFSA in South Africa will be collating all the results over the next couple of months in order to take a view... Read more »
Cover Story Processes & Procedures
Issue: January / February 2015

Creating an Assistant Network Within Your Organisation

By - January 25, 2015

Cathy Harris leads the way with her comprehensive guide to creating an Assistant Network within your organisation
Cover Story
Issue: November / December 2014

Grow Your Career – Expand Your Responsibilities

By - November 25, 2014

Going through the motions? Cathy Harris has a cure… Taking stock of your profession at a point where you feel routine has taken over, when you feel like a robot that gets switched on at 8am and off at 5pm, and when your profession has now become a sense of duty rather than a passion,... Read more »