Books Every Executive Assistant Must Read

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 TitleAuthor
18The Organized Admin : Leverage Your Unique Organizing Style to Create Systems, Reduce Overwhelm, and Increase ProductivityJulie Perrine
17Perfect Phrases for MeetingsDon Debelak
16Perfect Phrases for Business LettersKen O’Quinn
15The Definitive Personal Assistant & Secretarial Handbook: A best practice guide for all secretaries, PAs, office managers and executive assistantsSue France
14The Definitive Personal Assistant & Secretarial Handbook: A best practice guide for all secretaries, PAs, office managers and executive assistantsSue France
13The Proactive Professional: How to Stop Playing Catch Up and Start Getting Ahead at Work (and in Life!)Chrissy Scivicque
12Build Your Professional Development Plan Workbook – The Ultimate Career Planning ToolChrissy Scivicque
11The Innovative AdminJulie Perrine
10Become A Procedures Pro: The Admin’s Guide to Developing Effective Office Systems and ProceduresJulie Perrine
9Joan’s Greatest Administrative Secrets RevealedJoan Burge
8The CEO’s Secret WeaponJan Jones
7Who Took My Pen … Again? Secrets from Dynamic Executive AssistantsJasmine Freeman, Joan Burge,Nancy Fraze
6Jewel in the LEADER’s CROWN: Powerful Strategies to Shine as an Executive Assistant & BeyondRuth Mead
5Be the Ultimate Assistant: A celebrity assistant’s secrets to working with any high-powered employerBonnie Low-Kramen
4Sitting on a File Cabinet, Naked, With a Gun: True Stories of Silicon Valley CEO AssistantsJoanne Linden, Linda McFarland, Sharon Turnoy
3SHINE: Secrets of Extraordinary Executive AssistantsAneeta Pathak
2The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth: Live Them and Reach Your PotentialJohn C. Maxwell
1The New Executive Assistant: Exceptional executive office managementJonathan McIlroy