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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.

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No.Book TitleBuyDeliveryAuthor
19The Essential Handbook For Personal Assistants : Tools For Becoming Or Hiring The Ultimate Personal AssistantBuyMYR72C S Copeland
18How to be a PA: A practical guide to becoming a super-efficient Personal AssistantBuyMYR71Maria Fuller
17The Organized Admin : Leverage Your Unique Organizing Style to Create Systems, Reduce Overwhelm, and Increase ProductivityBuyMYR97Julie Perrine
16Perfect Phrases for MeetingsBuyMYR69Don Debelak
15Perfect Phrases for Business LettersBuyMYR43Ken O’Quinn
14The Definitive Personal Assistant & Secretarial Handbook: A best practice guide for all secretaries, PAs, office managers and executive assistantsBuyMYR91Sue France
13The Proactive Professional: How to Stop Playing Catch Up and Start Getting Ahead at Work (and in Life!)BuyMYR90Chrissy Scivicque
12Build Your Professional Development Plan Workbook – The Ultimate Career Planning ToolChrissy Scivicque
11The Innovative AdminBuyMYR95Julie Perrine
10Become A Procedures Pro: The Admin’s Guide to Developing Effective Office Systems and ProceduresBuyMYR53Julie Perrine
9Joan’s Greatest Administrative Secrets RevealedBuyMYR76Joan Burge
8The CEO’s Secret WeaponBuyMYR121Jan 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 & BeyondBuyMYR100Ruth 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 AssistantsBuyMYR52Joanne Linden, Linda McFarland, Sharon Turnoy
3SHINE: Secrets of Extraordinary Executive AssistantsBuyMYR89Aneeta Pathak
2The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth: Live Them and Reach Your PotentialBuyMYR62John C. Maxwell
1The New Executive Assistant: Exceptional executive office managementBuyMYR67Jonathan McIlroy