Business Strategy & Acumen Cover Story
Issue: February / March 2024

Adapting to Change: The Evolution from VUCA to VUCA Prime and the Executive Assistant’s Role

By - January 25, 2024

Embracing VUCA Prime allows Executive Assistants to move beyond a reactive stance and turns challenges into opportunities, explains Richard Arnott
Issue: December 2023 / January 2024

Measure My Output Not My Input

By - November 25, 2023

Think about what you deliver rather than what you do, explains Richard Arnott
Career Development
Issue: October / November 2023

Enhancing Your Executive Presence as an Executive Assistant

By - September 25, 2023

Building executive presence will enable you to contribute to the success of your team, explains Richard Arnott
Issue: August / September 2023

How to Communicate Effectively With Your Executive

By - July 25, 2023

Richard Arnott explores communication strategies that prove effective in executive-level interactions
Business Strategy & Acumen
Issue: August / September 2023

Understanding Supply Management: The Key to Effective Procurement for Executive Assistants

By - July 25, 2023

The effectiveness of supply management plays a pivotal role in helping organizations achieve their strategic objectives, explain Richard Arnott and Pat Woods
Business Strategy & Acumen
Issue: April / May 2022

The Mystery of EBIT and EBITDA

By - March 25, 2022

Do EBIT and EBITDA give a better indication of the true operational performance of the business? asks Richard Arnott
business acumen: lightbulb sahpe with businesss phrases
Business Strategy & Acumen Cover Story
Issue: October / November 2021

Business Acumen: What Exactly Is It?

By - September 25, 2021

Business acumen is a set of skills that can be learnt and applied to the administrative professional role, explains Richard Arnott
beyond budgeting
Business Strategy & Acumen
Issue: August / September 2021

Beyond Budgeting: Is There Another Way?

By - July 25, 2021

Richard Arnott introduces the concept of “Beyond Budgeting” – a new way of thinking about financial targets and incentives
Business Strategy & Acumen
Issue: April / May 2021

Budgeting Basics

By - March 30, 2021

In the first of a series of articles on financial and management accounting and business acumen, Richard Arnott and Jeff Lockhart take us through their essential guide to the budgeting basics
Career Development
Issue: May / June 2018

The Value of Continuous Professional Development

By - May 25, 2018

Adopting a CPD mindset will help you keep your skills up-to-date and ensure you stand out from the crowd says Richard Arnott
Issue: November / December 2016

PROFILE – Richard Arnott

By - November 25, 2016

Richard Arnott details his journey from corporate executive to EA trainer and the reasons for setting up the ACEA training programme
Issue: September / October 2016

Because You’re Worth It

By - September 26, 2016

Richard Arnott asks whether recognition and salaries in the Executive Assistant profession are where they should be
Issue: September / October 2015

Negotiating Styles: What to Do and What Not to Do

By - September 25, 2015

Richard Arnott shows a way through the maze of business negotiation
Business Strategy & Acumen Project Management
Issue: July / August 2015

Project Governance and the Role of the Executive Assistant

By - July 25, 2015

What has Project Governance got to do with the role of the Executive Assistant? asks Richard Arnott
Career Development
Issue: January / February 2015

Mission, Vision and Strategy – and the importance for the Executive Assistant

By - January 25, 2015

Can an assistant be effective if they do not understand the Mission, Vision and Strategy of the organization that they are supporting? asks Richard Arnott
Project Management
Issue: May / June 2014

How Effective are Your Meetings?

By - May 25, 2014

Meetings are an expensive use of resources. Use Richard Arnott's top tips to make your meetings more effective