Category Archives: Partnership

Help Your Manager Stop Flying Around The Office Like A Maniac

There are never enough hours in a day to accomplish all we want to, and that’s especially true when you look at your manager’s list of tasks and try to fit every part of it into the day.  Sometimes, it … Continue reading

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Following Your Boss to a New Job

We Revolutionary Assistants and our managers work like well-oiled cogs in a machine, and so when the boss decides to take a position with a different organization, we can find it very jarring and disruptive to our lives.  After all, … Continue reading

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Are You An Agent of Change?

An agent of change – doesn’t that sound like an exciting thing to be?  I want to be an agent of change.  I could wear a suit with a cape, have cool gadgets that help me see through walls and … Continue reading

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Dan: Allowing Employees to Play to Their Strengths

Celebrate your manager this week!  This is our third installment in our own Boss’ Day celebration, as this Revolutionary Assistant celebrates the managers that taught her valuable lessons! I know I’m not the only Revolutionary Assistant that manages employees.  Many … Continue reading

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Dave: Optimism in the Face of Adversity

A Revolutionary Assistant’s success depends on an assistant/manager relationship built on trust and a mutual drive to succeed, and our managers rely on our input to make sure they stay as productive as possible.  Rarely do we think about the … Continue reading

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Why Being the CEO’s Assistant Isn’t Necessarily the Job You Want

People dream of getting to the top of their professional game, and Revolutionary Assistants aren’t any exception.  An assistant might start out supporting a department of people, and then a director or a vice president.  The big dream?  Being the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Sitting On a File Cabinet, Naked, With a Gun

Yup, that’s the name of the book.  Written in 2009 by Linda McFarland, Joanne Linden, and Sharon Turnoy, all CEO Assistants in the Silicon Valley, Sitting on a File Cabinet… shares anecdotal situations these ladies have faced in their careers, … Continue reading

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Meeting Consolidation and Time Management

Every few months (weeks? days?) you look on your manager’s calendar in hopes of finding a free fifteen-minute slot for a phone call.  And what do you see?  Not even a sliver of open time.  You think, “Where did all … Continue reading

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How Do I Get People To Notice My Potential?

As a Revolutionary Assistant, there are times when I’m truly frustrated.  I work with very high-level, intelligent people, supporting them in their efforts every day.  They’re flying low most of the time, working 60-hour weeks and stopping only to sleep.  … Continue reading

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Seeing the “Can-Do” in a Project So You Can Project It!

Your manager has made an unpopular decision to move forward on a project.  You, like the rest of her direct reports, see it as a fruitless effort toward a goal that will not pay off.  Unfortunately, part of your job … Continue reading

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