One lovely thing about a new year is that sense of a fresh start and an open calendar. Of course, that calendar tends to fill up pretty quickly with work and travel commitments. One way to make sure you’re factoring…
Transitions are difficult. I work a lot with leaders in transitions where the stakes are high. One thing I’ve recently noticed that is often overlooked in a transition is the importance of a good administrative assistant. I find people putting up with a poor or average admin and hoping things will improve or creating work arounds to make up for deficits. You need an admin as good at what they do as you are at what you do. If you’re top of your game, with a large portfolio, you need someone who is also at the top of their game. Put the size of your portfolio in relation to the cost of an excellent executive assistant. It’s a no brainer. You’re actually creating risk in the business by not demanding better support. A good admin makes you more effective. Who doesn’t need that?
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