Category: Executive

Tips to Setting Career Goals and Sticking to Them

It’s the second day of the ELS Forum in Toronto and, walking into the conference, my eyes are immediately drawn to the bright teal step and repeat banner with the heading, “Support the Supporters.” Executive assistants (EAs) […]

6 executive assistant tips to make you shine above the rest

An EA’s role is changeable and often hectic. In a position where there’s rarely a set standard to measure yourself against, it’s difficult find a way to shine. However, the following six tips can help […]

5 Self-Motivation Tools for Executive Assistants

If you’ve never seen a Tony Robbins ad, video, or show, it’s worth a Google search. You’ll find stadium size crowds cheering for the one piece of advice to help change their lives through his powerful seminars […]

Handling colleagues who think you are their Assistant (when you are not!)

We’ve all been there, picture the scene. You are sitting at your desk, working hard, you are focused and you have a deadline to meet when a colleague comes up to you, interrupts what you […]

Are You Willing to Step Out of Your Comfort Zone?

I read the book summary of Hit Refresh recently. It’s an autobiography of Satya Nadella, the third CEO of Microsoft. It tells the story of how the young Nadella was obsessed with cricket and wanted to become a professional player. […]

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 […]