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Interpersonal Skills

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Profiles of the Dream Team - The Giver

imageI came across an article in a series of articles that talk about “The Dream Team” from a professional perspective and the one that caught my eye -and might be of interest to you- is the one titled “The Giver”.

You can find the article by Software Advice HERE. You can also sign up to be alerted when more are posted.

I like this article for a number of reasons but most importantly, it really gets to the heart of what it means to a top-level Executive Assistant. It also highlights a number of other famous people who have the traits detailed within the article which shows that you can potentially have both… be a great Executive Assistant AND provide real meaning to your life and those around you.

A big part of our training is about letting go of your ego so you can effectively assistant someone to the highest level. This steps may sound simple but in fact it is very difficult. The article is great at focusing on reasons why you may or may not be a good Executive or Administrative Assistant. Some people have skills and the mindset to succeed in such a role while others do not.

There is nothing wrong with figuring out if you have the qualities that benefit the role of being an assistant… better to find out now than waste time trying to fit a round peg into a square hole. Give it a read and let us know in comments your thoughts.


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Our “Best Of” Blog Content

After going through all of our blog content from the last year and a half, we thought it would be a good idea to take some of our best posts and content and share them in a “best of” blog post… so here we go:

General Assisting Blog Posts

Wanna know what the number 1 rule of being an assistant is?  We tell you right here.

What does your career have to do with pizza? You can read part 1 and then part 2 to find out!

What can’t we teach you? You can find out here in this three part blog series.

Want to be a virtual assistant? You can listen to an interview from a VA coach in this post.

Assisting in Hollywood

Listen to Ethan present “Hollywood 101” to UW students at this post.

How much do Hollywood assistants get paid?  We tell you here.

Why you should work for a tough boss... we include this in the Hollywood section because most bosses in Hollywood are tough.

Specific Assistant Tips, Tricks and Tools

Email triage - find out what it is and how it can help you.

Plans. Always. Change. so be prepared for it.

Under promise + Over-deliver = Success - something we can all live by.

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It’s a BOY!

Wyatt Ethan BullStephanie and I are very proud to announce our son, Wyatt Bull.

Wyatt was born on 11/5/10, weighed in at 7 pounds 11ounces and was 20.75 inches long.

It has been a real joy to get to know him over the last 4 weeks and he’s doing great.  We think he’s taking it easy on us because he knows we’re newbie parents.

Thanks for all of the well wishes and we’d like to wish everyone a very happy and healthy holiday season!

 

 

 


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