How to get your boss to stop skipping your 1-2-1s

How to Get Your Boss to Stop Skipping Your 1-2-1s

Sick of your boss skirting your one-to-ones? Take matters into your own hands.⁠⁠

One of the biggest complaints I hear from administrative professionals is that they can’t get their bosses to meet with them. Remote working has only added another obstacle in the way, providing even greater lack of visibility.⁠⁠

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How to get ahead of lockdown burnout for assistants

How to get ahead of lockdown burnout

To say our lives have been shaken up in the past year would be an understatement. We’ve all had to adjust our schedules in more ways than one, and many of us are feeling what has been called “Lockdown Burnout”. Even Vogue has reported on this phenomenon, writing multiple articles on the strain of working and living in the same space and how burnout and fatigue are very real phenomena experienced by people around the world. 

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Ultimate Home Office Supplies and Accessories

The Ultimate Home Office Must-Have Accessories

This is my point of view most days. After I posted a hugely popular Reel about my morning routine on Instagram, I was inundated with DMs about all of the products on my desk. I had no idea how popular it was going to be.

So I took some time to find you all the links and give you a little detail about why I have specifically curated each item.

I hope you find it useful. All suggestions and comments are welcome. I’d love to know what products help you do your job.

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Eliminate the risk of burnout from consistent overwhelm with Annie Croner Blog

On-Demand Webinar: Eliminate the risk of burnout from consistent overwhelm with Annie Croner

This woman made me cry.⁠

The first time I had the please of speaking with Annie Croner, of Whole Assistant, I became completely lost in her life story. ⁠

I was absolutely gobsmacked to learn what she’s been through and survived. I was in tears just listening to her story. This woman is resilient AF and what she did next is so very inspiring. ⁠

Register to learn all about Annie’s journey and how her near-death experience made her so passionate about helping others prevent burnout in their lives.⁠

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The Art of Efficient Storytelling in a Job Interview with Hen Barker

The Art of Efficient Storytelling in a Job Interview

written by Henrietta Barker, Guest Instructor of the Success Planning for Career Growth, recruiter and podcast host

“Unbridled Spirit.” That is the tagline of the state of Kentucky, known for its whiskey and its horse racing. What a perfectly concise description!

I have spent years interviewing some of the most talented and successful assistants in the world. Yet, I see many of them stumble over the same things time and time again in their job search. One of these things is efficient storytelling. Like the tagline, how can we be as cut-throat with our words in order to impress in an interview? Let me give you a common scenario.

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Secret to unlocking a great relationship with your boss

The secret to unlocking a successful working relationship between an assistant and principal

by Ursula Kohler, Instructor of the Building a Strong Relationship with Your Principal Course and Founder of Capital EA

I nearly blew it

Confession time! I nearly destroyed a role that I had longed for because I lost all trust in my skills once I got the job and spent months trying to prove my worth.

Though I spent my time convincing the powers-that-be that I was the right person for the role, I lost all confidence in my own abilities once I actually landed the role. I spent way too much time trying to prove myself as an administrative magician and mind-reader.

It’s no surprise to anyone that this tactic didn’t work. I spent too long on projects trying to guess what the principal needed, I made judgment calls with too little information, I was constantly trying to catch-up and I was beginning to give away the respect I had from day one. 

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