Career & Training

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Working with whistleblowers

They’re an organisation’s last line of defence against crime  and corruption—but they are as vulnerable as they are valuable. Speaking to whistleblowing experts, we find out what best practice looks like, and where EAs...

How to boost your productivity in 2-hour blocks

Breaking down the day’s tasks into manageable, bite-sized chunks is the key to boosting efficiency and productivity, writes Donna McGeorge How do you currently spend your workday? Like most leaders, the first thing you likely...

The secret to being indispensable

The business of executive support is always changing, with technology and outsourcing encroaching on a once-thought stable job. Tiffany Murray’s experience reveals how to future-proof your role. When the family has been farming for six...

Why there is no ‘expiry age’ on learning

Learning new skills is essential in today’s volatile job market. With the right attitude, direction and tools, old dogs can learn new tricks writes Karen Gately How often have you heard someone say “I’m too...

How to influence others and be a potent speaker

In a two-part series Amanda Gore shares her 12 secrets on how to so you can come out swinging at your next presentation. As an EA, there will be a time when you have to...

The subtle art of graceful persuasion

EAs spend a lot of time trying to convince their boss. If your directions or suggestions are falling on deaf ears, Bryan Whitefield is here to help. Tell a small child in a loud angry...

Why following your passion is bad career advice

It’s been one of those days, where your work as a EA just doesn’t seem to work anymore. It may be because your boss is getting increasingly difficult to work with. Perhaps your colleagues...

5 ways to bulletproof your career

Karen Gately helps you prepare for the year ahead and ensure that you don’t get taken over by tech. Thanks to technology the world of work is changing quickly. Do you remember the pager? How...

The power of the word

Robyn Moore presents the key to unlocking work-home balance which can stop your job stress coming home with you. I often have the privilege to speak to PAs and EAs from the public and private sector...

From chaos to calm in three easy steps

Petris Lapis reveals her key strategies to keep the chaos at bay. Her three steps will have you thinking logically, de-stressing and looking after yourself in no time. Our lives both at work and at...