Partnering with Your Manager

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 PlanYour Manager’s Contribution to the PartnershipPartnership CommunicationYour Manager’s Direct ReportsManaging Your Manager’s Professional Image to Make Her More EffectiveThe Singularly Focused AssistantFollowing Your Boss to A New JobHelp Your Manager Stop Flying Around the Office Like a ManiacHelping Your Manager Encourage Meeting ParticipationHelping Your Manager Make Sure Everyone Feels (and is) IncludedEnhancing the Manager/Assistant Relationship –  “Boss, I Totally Disagree With You”Making Sure Your Manager is Productive On the RoadGroupthink and Your ManagerJust Because He’s The Boss Doesn’t Mean He Knows EverythingIs the New Boss Going to Make A Good Partner?Safety: One of a Leader’s Best QualitiesWomen and Collaboration in the Workplace: An Unfair GameAre Administrative Assistants Becoming Obsolete?


Making Decisions

Decision Making and the AssistantMaking Decisions for your ManagerBiases in Decision MakingFraming and Decision MakingUsing Decision Making History to Support New DecisionsIntuitionMaking Sense of Confusing SituationsGroupthink and Your ManagerJust Because He’s The Boss Doesn’t Mean He Knows Everything



Micromanagement: An IntroductionMicromanagement and Organizational ComplexityWhy Does He Micromanage, Is It Me?Working with a MicromanagerThe Micromanager and Her Weary TeamThe Micromanaged ManagerThe 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 ComplexityMeetings and Process ComplexityUnnecessary CommunicationsUsing Professional Relationships to Navigate Organizational ComplexityProjects without Clear GoalsProtecting Your Manager from Organizational ComplexityHow Much Time Is Your Organization Wasting A Day?Why Strategy Fails in ExecutionManaging Successful Global TeamsSafety: One of a Leader’s Best Qualities Women and Collaboration in the Workplace: An Unfair Game


Public Speaking

A Necessary and Very Useful EvilStructure of SpeechBuilding a Logical ArgumentSharing a Vision Via Public SpeakingSharing Your Own Experiences for AuthenticityPublic Speaking HintsPractice Makes Better and BetterBe Visual When Creating PresentationsTheater 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



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