Today's office is almost unrecognisable from its counterpart of 20 or 30 years ago. Everybody knows that. But what many fail to recognise is that the role of the executive assistant has developed enormously over that period as well.
Or it should have.
The new executive assistant is someone who does far more than routine administrative tasks. The new EA works alongside their executive to help them be as productive and effective as they can be.
Or they should do.
The unfortunate truth is that far too many of today's EAs operate at far below their potential. Their work is based on outdated position descriptions and dated notions of the assistant's role.
The New Executive Assistant hopes to change all that. This book is a guide for EAs and their executives, designed to help them reconsider the EA role and look at it in a new light. The premise is simple: the more effective the EA, the more effective the executive ... and the more effective the organisation.
The New Executive Assistant includes models, frameworks and methodologies to assist EAs and executives to build stronger working relationships based on increased trust, improved communication and a much more sophisticated EA job description.
It's a book for every EA and every executive, no matter their industry or the size of their organisation.
About the author
Jonathan McIlroy is a founding director of Executive Assistant Network and the global head of Executive Assistant Academy, the foremost training organisation for executive assistants in the Asia Pacific region. Jonathan and his organisation have a growing international reputation for being true thought leaders about the EA role and the relationship between EAs and their executives.
The book is okay. The author repeats themselves and the same concepts and verbiage over and over and over. Another thing that I find quite annoying is that the book is littered with grammatical errors.