Those days of taking dictation and typing letters are gone! The Revolutionary Assistant is a strategic business partner to her manager. That means anticipating your manager’s needs and fighting the good fight with him day after day. Here are some resources to help you expand your partnership skills.
The Revolutionary Partnership
The Definition of Partnership: Are You Alfred or Robin? – The Partnership Game Plan – Your Manager’s Contribution to the Partnership – Partnership Communication – Your Manager’s Direct Reports – Managing Your Manager’s Professional Image to Make Her More Effective – The Singularly Focused Assistant – Following Your Boss to A New Job – Help Your Manager Stop Flying Around the Office Like a Maniac – Helping Your Manager Encourage Meeting Participation – Helping Your Manager Make Sure Everyone Feels (and is) Included – Enhancing the Manager/Assistant Relationship – “Boss, I Totally Disagree With You” – Making Sure Your Manager is Productive On the Road – Groupthink and Your Manager – Just Because He’s The Boss Doesn’t Mean He Knows Everything – Is the New Boss Going to Make A Good Partner? – Safety: One of a Leader’s Best Qualities – Women and Collaboration in the Workplace: An Unfair Game – Are Administrative Assistants Becoming Obsolete?
Decision Making and the Assistant – Making Decisions for your Manager – Biases in Decision Making – Framing and Decision Making – Using Decision Making History to Support New Decisions – Intuition – Making Sense of Confusing Situations – Groupthink and Your Manager – Just Because He’s The Boss Doesn’t Mean He Knows Everything
Micromanagement: An Introduction – Micromanagement and Organizational Complexity – Why Does He Micromanage, Is It Me? – Working with a Micromanager – The Micromanager and Her Weary Team – The Micromanaged Manager – The Recovering Micromanager
Navigating Corporate Complexity and Company Productivity
Company Productivity, or “All The Reasons Why My Time Management Skills Are the Least of My Problems” – Types of Organizational Complexity – Meetings and Process Complexity – Unnecessary Communications – Using Professional Relationships to Navigate Organizational Complexity – Projects without Clear Goals – Protecting Your Manager from Organizational Complexity – How Much Time Is Your Organization Wasting A Day? – Why Strategy Fails in Execution – Managing Successful Global Teams – Safety: One of a Leader’s Best Qualities – Women and Collaboration in the Workplace: An Unfair Game
A Necessary and Very Useful Evil – Structure of Speech – Building a Logical Argument – Sharing a Vision Via Public Speaking – Sharing Your Own Experiences for Authenticity – Public Speaking Hints – Practice Makes Better and Better – Be Visual When Creating Presentations – Theater of the Absurd (or How to Construct a Presentation to Make It Count) – Theater of the Absurd (or How to Deliver a Presentation to Make It Count) – Make Data Resonate in a Presentation