Helping executive assistants break through the limitations of their role and advance to their next level with confidence

Kate Minogue, Executive Assistant Career Strategist
Executive Assistant Career Strategist

My Biggest Mistake as an Executive Assistant

My biggest mistake as an executive assistant came within my first year of joining a global pharmaceutical company. Here’s a story of a hard lesson I learned that ended up being a blessing. The blunder wasn’t a technical error, but rather a faulty response in my soft skills when a problem arose. It was an ego-bruising lesson in ownership that I’m grateful for. What I learned that day has infused my approach to every snafu…

The 4 T's of Managing Up

The 4 T’s of Managing Up

If you haven’t read my last blog about why and when to manage up, it’s a good primer for this one. Now it’s time to learn what I call the 4 T’s of managing up — exactly how you’ll do it and make it look easy. Topic: Get Clear About the What and the Why Clarity is the first step to making anything happen. Imagine that your boss is the hero of a challenge you’d…

Are You Managing Up Yet?

Are You Managing Up Yet?

Managing up is an essential tool to have in your executive assistant toolkit. Learning how to effectively influence people above you in the reporting chain not only makes you better at your job, but also unlocks new opportunities in your career. Bottom line … employers want Executive Assistants who can influence a person of authority — even when your position doesn’t carry much authority. The problem is, you haven’t been trained to manage up. So,…