How to Build an Executive Assistant Community in your City

I’m sure you’ve wondered at one point or another, “Why isn’t there an executive assistant community in my city?” Ike Saunders created REACH in Chicago to bridge the gap and he’s spilling the secrets on how you can get a conversation started in your city:

8 Stress Breakers That Actually Work

Today’s executive assistants are expected to make the impossible possible, but even these office superheroes sometimes need some internal rescuing. Here are 8 stress breakers you can rely on.

Event Plan Like a Project Manager Extraordinaire

As an assistant, are you looking to improve your event planning process? By treating each event like a project manager, you are paving the way for a seamless event. There is a science to event planning and we have the steps for success.

PM 101: What Executive Assistants Need to Know

Project management (PM) is an essential skill for executive assistants. Not only does PM education/certification help you get a seat at the table, it also allows you to step up as a leader and grow within your career. We rounded up the vital answers every EA wants.

Ethics for Executive Assistants

What ethical responsibilities need to be upheld by executive assistants? Does the landscape of responsibility change when held to a confidentiality or non-disclosure agreement? Workplace expert Bonnie Low-Kramen helps shed light on ethics for executive assistants.

Executive Assistant of the Week: Ilana Segura

Executive Assistant of the Week interview with ELS Forum Seattle contributor, Ilana Segura, Executive Assistant to Scott Maw, EVP & Global Chief Financial Officer at Starbucks Coffee Company.

Executive Assistant of the Week: Meredith Cuda

Executive Assistant of the Week interview with ELS Forum: Minneapolis contributor Meredith Cuda, Executive Assistant to President, Insurance & Annuities and Chief Strategy Officer at Ameriprise Financial, Inc.

Personal Branding LinkedIn Mistakes You Are Probably Making

Whether you are looking to step into leadership and grow within your role, or are looking to pursue new career ventures, personal branding is a must-have in today’s dynamic workforce. This begs us to ask if you are using the interface as effectively as you think.

Tips and Tricks for the Diligent Note Taker

For executive assistants (EAs) and others, note taking can seem like a tedious activity that doesn’t differ far from the Power Point or company hand out. Here we uncover some of the best ways to take notes and the benefits of each.

How to Navigate the Multi-Generational Workplace: A Guide for Executive Assistants

In offices across the world, there are currently three generations working side-by-side. As executive assistants are exposed to numerous facets of a business, they will need to collaborate with multigenerational teams. We’ve put together a guide to help EAs better understand the key characteristics and preferred work styles of each generation.

Fueling Passion in Your Career

Deesha Dyer is a speaker, writer, Creative Event and Strategy consultant, and most notably known as the former Obama Administration Social Secretary. Dyer shares how she got to where she is and all of the lessons learned along the way.

Tips for Juggling More Than One Executive

The trend has started, and it’s not stopping. Catherine Groswird, Sr. Executive Assistant at Mozilla shares her advice for executive assistants who are supporting more than one executive.

Looking Back to Look Forward

Trish Stevens Stadler, Executive Assistant/Manager Tata Communications, retraces the steps of her career that led her to her true calling – the career of an executive assistant.

Debbie Gross: A Career Road Map

How does one take their career to the next level? Although there isn’t a tried and true roadmap that guides a professional through their executive assistant career, Debbie shares her career journey to help set others up for success, too. Through an interview, she revealed with us how she got to where she is today and how you too can reach your full potential and find your passion.

Why the Assistant Role is Female Dominated

It’s 2018, and secretary is still the top job for women. The job description has drastically changed, but, it begs us to ask, how did we get here? Why is the executive leadership support role still dominated by one gender? What has truly changed?

The Key to Managing Up as an Executive Assistant

Facilitating a collaborative relationship with an emphasis on a shared purpose is key to being a successful strategic assistant. Melba Duncan enlightens on what it truly means to be accountable as an executive assistant.

#Timesup, Now What?

Assistants make up the backbone of all industries – industries that don’t have award shows to verbalize or visualize their stance in the #Timesup campaign. It begs many industries to ask, okay time’s up, but now what? Together, we work with Bonnie Low-Kramen to peel away at these detrimental issues within the executive assistant career and how we can all work together to take next steps.

Strategic Business Partner vs. Leader

What’s truly the difference between being a strategic business partner to your executive and being an influential leader? Rhonda Scharf helps uncover the answers EAs are looking for.

Why Professional Development Is the Perfect Gift

With Administrative Professionals’ Day this week, it urges the question, what’s a gift that reflects the multi-faceted and difficult job of an executive assistant? How can executives truly show appreciation this week?

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