Champions in the Chaos: Strategies for Success in a Disrupted World

Organizations and individuals that thrive in a season of disruption do so based on a mindset, a methodology, and the right motive. That combination of intention and implementation is what Steven calls the C.H.A.O.S. Code. Regardless of the type of disruption you encounter – innovation, competition, quarantines, or complacency – your capacity to win is […]

Developing an Administrative Advancement Program

Many companies employ a variety of administrative professionals, yet do not have an internal advancement or career development path for them like they do for other roles. An APC attendee recognized that gap at her company and spotlighted to leadership how it could positively impact their employees and the company’s ability to retain good talent […]

Create and Nurture Powerful Networks

Contrary to what many believe, creating a professional network by connecting with others doesn’t have to be awkward or uncomfortable. A network consists of people working together to help one another accomplish goals. Networking is about connecting with your peers in order to share information, expertise, or resources.  Donna’s fun, highly engaging, and dynamic session […]

Finance 101 for the Executive Assistant

Many non-finance professionals are not comfortable with financial terms, processes, reporting, or reviewing financial data. Yet, without the key performance indicators these things provide, organizational leaders would be hard-pressed to make growth-oriented decisions. Increasingly, EAs are involved in financial preliminary data collection and analysis. Understanding the story behind the numbers guarantees advanced support for senior […]

Microsoft Teams: Unblocking Teamwork

Today’s workplace is all about collaboration and working in teams. Yet, too often the very technology that enables us to collaborate can put a damper on our team’s productivity. Trying to work across various apps and platforms, not being able to control and track edits, and unreliable virtual meetings are all barriers. Discover the capabilities […]

Applying Agile Techniques to Deliver Large Projects More Effectively

You may have heard the term “agile project management” and wondered whether you could use those techniques in your own project work. The answer is “Absolutely!” Agile techniques will be particularly helpful with large or complex projects. Agile techniques break a project down into manageable tasks in a manner that allows you to complete projects […]

Getting to the Next Level: Your Roadmap for Growth

Want to boost your performance, motivation, sense of purpose, and career trajectory?  Building your career with intent doesn’t happen by accident but through intentional effort and accountability. PDPs provide a clear vision of the work and professional life you want, and greater confidence in your career moves, and they enable you to more effectively communicate […]

The Executive Lens: How to Gain Big Picture Understanding

Advanced As a high-level assistant, you have a lot on your plate. It can be easy to get so focused on your own job and growing to-do list that you totally miss important things happening all around you. This limited perspective can reduce your effectiveness and ultimately, shrink your power as an assistant. However, you […]

Collaborative Leadership Strategies for Today’s EA

Advanced Gone are the days when leaders commanded and controlled, and departments worked in silos with little communication or cooperation among them. Today, effective executives with formal authority over others recognize that a team-centric approach that cultivates engagement, empowerment, participatory decision-making, and accountability gets the best results. That’s good news for EA leaders who seek […]