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“It’s not in my job description”

Published on August 29, 2018 by admin_eainstitute

“It’s not in my job description” (INIMJD) When I hear this, I cringe. I cringe because the role of an EA is so varied, and often there are tasks involved that aren’t in the job description. Yet we only say this sentence when it’s a task we don’t want to do. The EA role is there to enable and empower the Senior Executives to execute business strategy. If it’s getting tea and coffee fo

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5 Top Tools for Productivity

Published on August 20, 2018 by admin_eainstitute

There is so many applications available, it can be difficult to understand which ones to use and why, We are often creatures of habit so if we have been taught to do something a certain way, it can be hard to break that pattern, especially if you aren’t that ‘into’ digital technology. Here are 5, easy to use, free digital productivity tools that I cannot live without, and changed the way I w

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The DREADED Work Wardrobe

Published on August 7, 2018 by admin_eainstitute

In our regular weekly team meeting here at The EA Institute, we were brainstorming ideas for what content we can create to add value to you and what will help you succeed. Part of our list that came up was ‘The Work Wardrobe’. Not surprisingly, we had a bit of contention about what this could mean, and what this could and should mean. Often, we are told our work wardrobe needs to be “smart

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Healthy Boundaries as an Executive/Personal Assistant

Published on July 17, 2018 by admin_eainstitute

We've been given the gift of anger as an action signal emotion to let us know when our boundaries have been crossed but most people have never been taught what to do with it or allowed to act on the boundary violation, instead the emotion is suppressed in the moment, filling up the internal volcano of frustration that is destined to explode one day...

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