Executive Assistants or EAs looking to boost their careers and refine on-the-job skills can find everything they need and more in this carefully curated list of Executive Assistant books. We classified the books according to the skills most critical to an Executive Assistant’s success.
No. Book Title Author 19 How to be a PA: A practical guide to becoming a super-efficient Personal Assistant Maria Fuller 18 The Organized Admin : Leverage Your Unique Organizing Style to Create Systems, Reduce Overwhelm, and Increase Productivity Julie Perrine 17 Perfect Phrases for Meetings Don Debelak 16 Perfect Phrases for Business Letters Ken O’Quinn 15 The Definitive Personal Assistant & Secretarial Handbook: A best practice guide for all secretaries, PAs, office managers and executive assistants Sue France 14 The Definitive Personal Assistant & Secretarial Handbook: A best practice guide for all secretaries, PAs, office managers and executive assistants Sue France 13 The Proactive Professional: How to Stop Playing Catch Up and Start Getting Ahead at Work (and in Life!) Chrissy Scivicque 12 Build Your Professional Development Plan Workbook – The Ultimate Career Planning Tool Chrissy Scivicque 11 The Innovative Admin Julie Perrine 10 Become A Procedures Pro: The Admin’s Guide to Developing Effective Office Systems and Procedures Julie Perrine 9 Joan’s Greatest Administrative Secrets Revealed Joan Burge 8 The CEO’s Secret Weapon Jan Jones 7 Who Took My Pen … Again? Secrets from Dynamic Executive Assistants Jasmine Freeman, Joan Burge,Nancy Fraze 6 Jewel in the LEADER’s CROWN: Powerful Strategies to Shine as an Executive Assistant & Beyond Ruth Mead 5 Be the Ultimate Assistant: A celebrity assistant’s secrets to working with any high-powered employer Bonnie Low-Kramen 4 Sitting on a File Cabinet, Naked, With a Gun: True Stories of Silicon Valley CEO Assistants Joanne Linden, Linda McFarland, Sharon Turnoy 3 SHINE: Secrets of Extraordinary Executive Assistants Aneeta Pathak 2 The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth: Live Them and Reach Your Potential John C. Maxwell 1 The New Executive Assistant: Exceptional executive office management Jonathan McIlroy