Month: July 2019

6 Questions Assistants Should Ask Their Boss

I asked several executives a simple question; “What’s one thing you wish your assistant would do more of?” Every single one of them said the same thing – they wished their assistants were better at anticipating […]

The EA Investment

The economic case for having educated, highly trained and strategically effective EAs Is busy the new stupid? In Ed Baldwin’s popular article, he argues that ‘Busy is the new stupid’. And in a well-publicised interview, Warren […]

Implementing Your Ideas and Taking Initiative as The Innovative Admin

Innovation is a required skill for any administrative professional. You have a unique perspective that allows you to easily see where gaps exist, where mistakes are being made, and – more importantly – how to […]

How Using Live Video Can Boost Your Business Dramatically

Are you using live video in your business? Do you know the benefits of live streaming? Chances are you have social media profiles where you post news and events, but you’re likely not taking the […]

Building A Startup: What Every Aspiring Entrepreneur Needs to Hear

It’s July 2003 and you’re a sophomore Harvard student named Mark Zuckerberg. You’ve been playing around with a pet project. You’ve got no commercial aspirations for it. It’s just fun to code. It’s a “hot or not” photo […]

This Beats Leaning In to Get Ahead as an Executive Assistant

At the beginning of last year we interviewed Melba Duncan, CEO at the Duncan Group, about managing up and how four simple steps can majorly improve your productivity as an executive assistant and drive the business […]

Confessions Of A Serial Over Thinker

I am a serial ‘over-thinker’.  I anguish, I obsess, I dwell. This ability to use of copious amounts of perfectly good brain cells obsessing over whether I can do X (insert any number of activities […]

5 tips for becoming a Mental Samurai with Rob Lowe

We love all types of puzzles and are particularly excited to hear that Rob Lowe is hosting a new show, Mental Samurai, a mental obstacle course that tests people on their mental acumen while they contend […]

Want to Get 30% More Tasks Done? – Use a Weekly Work Plan

HAVE YOU ever considered how many of your work hours are wasted on multitasking and refocusing your attention after every email and small task? It takes an average of 23 minutes and 15 seconds to refocus on a […]

How To Talk to the Employee Who Knows Everything

Have an employee who thinks they know everything? Their answers are always right. They dismiss the opinions of others. And they don’t want to collaborate because their way is the only way. If this sounds […]