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Personal Branding
Personal Branding Gems for Women

The Value of Personal Branding The value of Personal Branding has become a force that we, as women, can no longer ignore. How you present yourself physically, professionally and digitally, influences how others perceive you. Personal Branding specialist Franziska Schaat says “Personal branding is not a “nice to have” accessory, it’s your “must-have” outfit in […]

Living Pay-Cheque to Pay-Cheque
6 Steps to Stop Living Pay-Cheque to Pay-Cheque

Does this sound familiar? Your salary has just landed in your bank account and you ‘celebrate’ by going to a restaurant that evening. You then buy that item that you’ve been eyeing for the past month and spend a little more on impulsive buys. After the 1st of the month, what’s left over has just […]

Work Smarter Not Harder
Learn from the Pros how to “Work Smarter and Not Harder” at PACSA 2018

You’ve probably heard the popular saying“work smarter and not harder” countless times. Yet we are all probably guilty of falling into this trap over and over again, as we get pulled in a million different directions and battle to prioritise our workload and systematically work through it. So does that mean that we’re always going […]

Humility
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 asked my boss,’ she said, […]

Why Today's EAs need to be more Strategic - Adam Fidler
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 PA, to EA, the biggest […]