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How to be an assistant?

Be a Kickass Assistant: by Heather Beckel (Book)

Definition: Assistant
“A person who assists” (Webster’s dictionary)

The skills necessary to be a good assistant will serve you throughout your professional career: organization, diplomacy, problem solving, prioritizing, time management, and communication.

Learn what it takes to become an executive
Learn how the company works

Take every advantage to impress upon everyone your willingness to do any job and to do that job better anyone else does.

Keep your eyes open for mentors and continually seek them out
Look for people you admire
Cultivate friendships
The more you know about the place you work for, the better you’ll be at your current job
Know the company and its product and services

THE QUALITIES TO BE a GREAT Assistant are:

The ability to take control without taking over
Organization
Attention to detail
Diplomacy
The initiative to solve problems
Getting satisfaction from being indispensable and in service to someone
Communication skills
The ability to s…

Being a Boss

The Girl’s guide to being a boss
By: Caitlin Friedman


www.advancingwomen.com

Create a to do list
Set goals
Stick to deadlines
Keep your word
Get it in writing
Be proactive about everything you do

Here are some of the key things you should be ready, willing and able to provide:

Clear vision
Support
Respect
Feedback
Answers
Freedom

Delegate a clear assignment and set a deadline
You are not there to be anyone’s friend. You are in the leadership role to provide the tools and environment that your team needs to accomplish their goals.

Everyone has something valuable to offer
Delegate responsibilities and trust that the task will get done
Your personality
Do not micromanage ( over control )