Tag: assistant

Nobody likes using technology

If you are an engineer, the title of this article may shock (or even offend) you. But if I rephrase, I’ll merely state what’s immediately obvious: people are motivated towards achieving their goals and technology is simply the […]

3 Simple Ways To Stay Motivated Even When Nothing Is Working Out

Have you ever wake up in the morning thinking… What´s the point of this? Why should I keep working when nothing ever works out? Well, youre not alone. From time to time, every one of […]

How Best To Monitor Employee Productivity

As a leader in a business setting, it is important that you are able to monitor employee productivity. You need to make sure that time is being utilized most effectively during the workday. There are […]

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 […]

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 […]