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12 Best Practices of Elite Executive Assistants

Posted on November 19, 2016 at 8:30 AM



In my 20-plus year career from intern to COO, I’ve worked with dozens of executive assistants (EAs). They’ve all made me appreciate how important and difficult the EA job is. Here are the 12 best practices I learned from some exceptionally talented Executive Assistants I've been lucky to see in action.

 


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The Daily Briefing Book for Executives

Posted on February 15, 2015 at 11:05 PM


The Daily Briefing Book is a great tool I learned from other executives. Basically, my executive assistant would gather all the materials that people wanted to cover with me in meetings a day before the meeting. She would compile all of those documents, presentations and agenda items into a binder for me to take home the night before so I could prepare for the next day’s meetings. (Putt...

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Improve your Meetings in Four Steps with Data: The Meeting Process Score (MPS)

Posted on November 15, 2014 at 10:50 AM


Done well, staff meetings, board meetings and other recurring get-togethers can be an essential part of great management. Done poorly, they can be costly, counter-productive and morale crushing. One key to help ensu...

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