By Jan Jones

Many executives do not take complete benefit of the assistant who sits correct outdoors their door. This ebook educates executives approximately all of the ways that they could streamline and enhance the way in which they paintings with the aid of a superb assistant, whereas instructing them to spot nice applicants and maximize the advantages of this distinctive courting.

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In this book they reveal the value that a partnership with their assistants brings to their lives. How Do Executives Create and Foster These Partnerships? Making the partnership work, and work well, does go both ways. Robin Guido, executive assistant to Parker Harris, co-founder of Salesforce. com, commented during our interview, “If you are not the sort of person who is going to form a partnership with your executive assistant, or Your Executive Assistant Is Your Secret Weapon ● 25 the people who work under you, it’s never going to feel like it’s working right.

Yes [ ] sometimes [ ] never [ ] I do not know 30 ● The CEO’s Secret Weapon 27. My assistant knows the key people within our organization and understands their accountabilities. [ ] yes [ ] sometimes [ ] never [ ] I do not know 28. My assistant knows how to appropriately route phone calls/ incoming correspondence/customer inquiries to me and the organization. [ ] yes [ ] sometimes [ ] never [ ] I do not know 29. My assistant tracks my business expenses and files expense reports in a timely manner.

That’s why finding and working effectively with a high-performance assistant are the hallmarks of the most accomplished and high-achieving executives and entrepreneurs. I recall a well-known economist, a good friend of my boss and someone with whom I interacted frequently, who consults to heads of state and is lauded in publications such as Forbes and The Wall Street Journal. Usually, when I called his private number, he would answer the phone. But one day, his assistant answered. The economist had asked my boss to comment on a project he was working on.

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