Humility: A key attribute that PAs sometimes forget – by Adam Fidler
I was having a conversation very recently with a former – and highly successful – PA to the CEO of a high-profile FTSE100 firm, and we got on to talking about why she had been promoted to the role of the CEO’s PA, amongst many other highly competent Assistants. ‘I […]READ MORE
Why today’s Executive Assistants need to be more Strategic – by Adam Fidler
The role of the Executive Assistant (EA) continues to evolve and in my capacity as a trainer, educationalist, and thought-leader in the industry, I continue to observe and reflect on what the role of the EA will become. Having worked as an ‘Assistant’ for 20 years, and having transitioned from Secretary, to […]READ MORE
Are you a Positive or Negative Thinker?
“A man is but the product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes.” ~ Mahatma Ghandi “Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative negative thinking will.” ~ Zig Ziglar – Personal Development Guru These are two powerful quotes. Combined, they tell us that if we think […]READ MORE
Don’t Manage Performance, Manage People!
There is so much hype about performance management and measurement. We need our people to do more, work harder, achieve targets and deadlines and give, give, give. Now – there is nothing wrong with high expectations – but as managers we have to concede that these expectations go both ways. […]READ MORE