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Being Indispensable

Being Indispensable is a podcast for Executive Assistants. It's about the mindset shift required to form a true partnership with your executive. Listen to interviews with indispensable executive assistants themselves, insights from executives and business leaders who share what they value in their indispensable assistants and join Liz as she explores the skills and leadership development required to build a true partnership with your executive.
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Apr 25, 2017

Episode 34 of Being Indispensable is the first of two episodes that focus on the way engaging in social media can be a great way of demonstrating how proactive, strategic and indispensable they can be. In the first episode Liz explains the benefits that Executives can gain if they harness the power of social media. The idea for these two episodes came from a post on LinkedIn written by Liz.

People now spend more time using social media than they do watching television and social media engagement is a top priority for most organisations today. Getting your Executive to understand why they need to make social media engagement a priority is something that is top of mind for indispensable assistants.

In Episode 34 it’s all about the WHY. Episode 35 will discuss the HOW with advice and practical tips to help put in place systems and processes that will enable Executives to start moving towards regular and consistent social media engagement.

Articles mentioned in today’s episode:

https://www.fastcompany.com/3056970/yes-even-ceos-need-to-use-social-media-and-do-it-well

http://www.cnbc.com/2017/04/13/the-surprising-reason-why-ceos-should-be-social-media-savvy.html

https://www.inc.com/john-rampton/10-ways-to-participate-in-social-media-strategy-as-ceo.html

 

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Apr 18, 2017

2017 is a quarter complete and it's time to get an update on how Liz is tracking with her 'Words of 2017' as well as a Health & Wellness update. This part can be summarised as 'I'm Not Burying My Head In The Sand, I'm  Just Running The Other Way'.

Liz shares the sneaky ways the urge to flee continues to make itself known & how she is channeling her inner Emu. 

For a solo episode it's ended up being just over 30 minutes which only proves that Liz can truly talk about herself with no trouble at all!

Apr 9, 2017

Creating a strategic partnership with your C-Suite Executive is a topic of much discussion amongst Executive Assistants and educators in the profession. What is required to achieve this is something Liz discussed in a recent LinkedIn post. In this solo episode she shares the feedback she has received on the post and expands on the topic discussing how vital it is for the partnership to be a win/win situation for Executive Assistant and Executive.

PS If you know a friend who would enjoy the podcast I'd love it if you could tell them about it!

LinkedIn Post "The Executive Assistant As Strategic Partner" can be found here

HBR Article "What Executive Assistants Know About Managing Up", Melba Duncan discusses the Strategic Partnership can be found here

Mana defined can be found here

LinkedIn Post "The Game Has Changed. Have YOU" by Phoenix Normand can be found here 

 

Apr 2, 2017

Coming to you from a park bench in downtown Palo Alto, California. More a garden ramble than a road ramble, Liz explains the purpose of her trip to the USA and how it's been a trip she's been looking forward to making ever since finishing Breast Cancer treatment. Enjoy a giggle as she recounts how in the pursuit of an interview with an indispensable assistant she goes from outwardly cool, calm and collected to a hot and sweaty mess.

Check out photos of Palo Alto on the Being Indispensable Facebook Page or on Instagram (@beingindispensable).

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