Career & Training

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What does Brexit mean for you as an EA?

Important news on Brexit has just been agreed – here, Gina Clarke equips you with the latest information and highlights key points that’ll affect every assistant around the globe. The exit of the UK from...

Become a better critical thinker

Mastering the art of critical thinking will help you make decisions and solve problems, says Dr. Jenny Brockis. Here’s how you can quickly and easily add it to your EA skill set. It takes around...

Why a VA could be your greatest asset

Virtual assistants aren’t here to replace you, says Ruth MacKay –they’ll help relieve your heavy workload so you can work at a higher level As rapidly evolving technology continues to disrupt the global workforce, employees...

Bring your board meeting into the digital era

Whether it’s the AGM or a quarterly review, co-ordinating major meetings can be among the most stressful parts of a PA’s role – Alister Esam, an expert in making meetings smarter, suggests some time-saving...

What’s your success mindset?

We all have a winning mindset, says Dr. Brett Richards. He shares the details of how to identify, harness and improve yours – plus some top tips on how to understand and relate to...

Gain respect through speech

In the second of his series on public speaking and body language, Sam Cawthorn shares some of the secret ingredients that professional speakers use for instant and long-lasting respect. Gaining respect in the greatest of...

Tackling Criticism – A How-To Guide

Nobody likes being told they’re doing things the wrong way but whether you’re giving or receiving criticism, remaining calm, being honest and focusing on solutions will reflect the positive and professional PA that you...

What Can We Expect This Year?

We’ve seen lots of thought-provoking workplace predictions for the year ahead, many of which will affect you as an EA. Here’s a round-up of the most notable: Your voice could be your password - after...

Are you willing to take a stand?

T here are times to remain silent and times when, as an EA, you need to take a stand and challenge the status quo, says Michelle Gibbings There’s always pressure to confirm. We’re tribal creatures and...

When unplugging is unrealistic

C urt Steinhorst suggests how EAs can create balance in a hyper-connected workforce. We’ve never had so much within immediate reach and been so immediately reachable; never been responsible for so much information yet retained so...