Working with a Personal Assistant

by Lottie Mackintosh

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Book Description

A truly effective assistant knows their manager's priorities, concerns and responsibilities as well as they do themselves. They know how to make their manager more effective, and how to help them add value. They work alongside their manager as part of a tight-knit, high-functioning team, sharing a single purpose and workload. Of all teams, of all working relationships, I believe this one has the capacity to be the most transformative for a business.

Unfortunately, you can't just hire an assistant and become an effective team overnight. Even the most experienced assistants will need time to develop an understanding of how you work, and of how you can get the most from them. They can't do this on their own - you need to help them. This is just what many managers don't know how to do.

This book will provide you with tangible and realistic steps towards forming a great and effective relationship with your personal assistant. Follow the advice of the Redgate team and over time you'll build an understanding of one another's strengths and weaknesses, and you'll co-evolve into a fantastically effective pairing.

This open book is licensed strictly for personal or educational use. You can download Working with a Personal Assistant ebook for free in PDF format (2.2 MB).

Table of Contents

Part 1
Getting Started
 
Section 1
My Unreliability Nightmare
 
Section 2
How Do You Know You Need a Personal Assistant?
 
Section 3
What Personal Assistants Do and Why it's important
 
Part 2
Creating an Effective Working Relationship
 
Section 4
Building Trust
 
Section 5
Context
 
Section 6
How to Build Context
 
Part 2
Next Steps
 
Section 7
Help Your Personal Assistant to Develop
 
Section 8
How to Hire a Great Personal Assistant
 
Section 9
Sharing a Personal Assistant
 
Section 10
The PA Team
 

Book Details

Publisher
Red Gate
Published
2016
Pages
87
Edition
1
Language
English
PDF Size
2.2 MB
License
For personal or educational use

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