Summary of The Definitive Executive Assistant and Managerial Handbook

A Professional Guide to Leadership for all PAs, Senior Secretaries, Office Managers and Executive Assistants

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The Definitive Executive Assistant and Managerial Handbook book summary
Personal assistants do much more than assist. They are leaders in their own right.


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No matter what you call the people who fulfill the administrative support function in your firm – “personal assistant, secretary, executive assistant, management assistant, business manager” or “office administrator” – they play an indispensable role in today’s corporate world. They are responsible for the in-office work of the CEO and other senior executives. Sue France explores the qualities assistants should embody and identifies the skills they need. getAbstract recommends France’s primer as a useful learning aid and reference tool for personal assistants and other business administrators.

In this summary, you will learn

  • What primary responsibilities a personal assistant handles and
  • How to carry out these tasks efficiently.


Personal Assistants Also Lead
As corporations cut back on personnel, administrative professionals become increasingly vital. Many assume executive leadership functions, including leading their bosses in the right direction. Administrative professionals must understand leadership: how ...
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About the Author

Sue France, the UK national chair for European Management Assistants, is a professional administrator, trainer and coach.

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