Career Development Cover Story

Take Your Strategic Partnership to the Next Level

By - November 25, 2022

Don Harms, CEO of Emmre, details six best practices to take your strategic partnership to the next level
office manager
Career Development

How to be a Strategic Partner as the Office Manager

By - November 25, 2021

Translating company objectives into areas you can influence ensures you are seen as an integral part of the business, explains Hana Gray
Career Development

Transactional versus Strategic Executive Assistants

By - March 23, 2021

Michelle Bowditch shares the results from her recent survey and research paper on the role of the Executive Assistant
Editor's Letters

What is Happening Now, Has Happened Before

By - July 31, 2020

My timeline is full of people being let go. And whilst it is reminiscent of the last recession, it feels different because everything just changed
Communication

Maintaining a Strategic Partnership in Times of Stress

By - May 25, 2020

Bonnie Low Kramen shares some top tips for maintaining a strategic partnership in times of stress
Opinion

How Executive Assistants Use Influence

By - May 25, 2020

Basil Read provides the results of his study into how Executive Assistants use influence for the good of the business
Editor's Letters

An Open Letter to Anyone Working with an Assistant

By - April 21, 2020

There has never been a more difficult time to be a business leader. You need a proactive administrative partner contributing to the business partnership
Career Development Cover Story

Take Your Seat at the Innovation Table

By - March 25, 2020

If you want a seat at the innovation table, you must take credit for your ideas and make them happen says Dinah Liversidge
Career Development

Ideation and Iteration

By - March 25, 2020

Ebony Belhumeur discusses ideation, iteration and the art of strategic problem solving
Career Development Leadership

How to Build A Strategic Business Partnership

By - January 25, 2020

Julia Schmidt explains how to build a strategic business partnership with your Executive
Career Development Cover Story

See Yourself as a Strategic Partner

By - September 25, 2019

Joan Burge’s top tips on how to become a strategic partner to your executive
Cover Story

Trust me, I’m an Assistant

By - July 25, 2019

When there’s trust in a relationship, you feel confident that the intentions of the other person are honest, genuine and open says Helen Monument
Cover Story

A Road Map for the Future for Professional Assistants

By - November 26, 2018

No one can do the work that is necessary to be done in your life but yourself, explains Melba Duncan
Leadership

Becoming a Strategic Partner

By - May 25, 2018

Stop thinking that you are supporting the function of your business and start realizing that you are a strategic partner invested in its success says Rhonda Scharf The days of taking dictation, personal assistance for each boss, and using an old-fashioned typewriter ended in the ‘70s. The secretary is gone. From secretary, we moved to... Read more »
Technology

Using Microsoft Outlook to create a powerful partnership with your Manager

By - July 27, 2017

Vickie Sokol Evans interviews Executive Productivity Consultant, Jennifer Wilmoth This is my 20th year teaching Microsoft Office classes and one of the most frequently asked questions I receive from an audience of assistants is how to best use Microsoft Outlook to manage their own priorities side by side with their manager’s priorities. It’s such a... Read more »
Business Strategy & Acumen

Why today’s EAs need to get more strategic

By - May 25, 2016

Adam Fidler explains why EAs must learn to operate more independently in order to move forward in the profession The role of the Executive Assistant (EA) continues to evolve and in my capacity as a trainer, educationalist and thought-leader in the industry, I continue to observe and reflect on what the role of the EA will... Read more »