Post

Transition from a Personal Assistant to an Executive Assistant
How to make the Transition from a Personal Assistant to an Executive Assistant

The job titles ‘Personal Assistant’ and ‘Executive Assistant’ are often used interchangeably as many professionals regard it as the same. Yet there is a distinct difference between the two positions. In fact, career driven personal assistants should aspire to become executive assistants as it’s the pinnacle of the administrative profession! We have some valuable tips […]

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 […]

Authentic Leadership
The Importance of Authentic Leadership for Executive Assistants

In business, leadership is often regarded as a quality that only managers possess. This assumption is very incorrect and frankly very dated. Leadership has become an important MUST-HAVE attribute for the 21st-century executive assistant as you are required to influence, direct, motivate and monitor people and events around you. But leadership in itself is not […]