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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 but it's also about never losing sight of the fact that we are human beings not human doings and we need to be kind to ourselves and focus on progress over perfection. Join Liz as she explores the skills and leadership development required to build a true partnership with your executive.
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Now displaying: September, 2020
Sep 29, 2020

A solo episode ruminating on my own experience thinking of my career as a ladder and struggling at times to feel that I had options and that there were benefits to gain from making a lateral, diagonal or even a backwards move.

These days I prefer to think of my career as climbing a spider frame that you'd find in a playground. Up, down, lateral and diagonal moves are all not just possible but encouraged. 

Embracing the mindset that every move affords you opportunities to learn and grow and that there is a view to be had from each spot on that frame....not just the top!

Check out the www.myeacareer.com for more information on the training, coaching and speaking that Liz delivers.

Sep 21, 2020

Padraig O'Sullivan or Pod as he is known was the business leader I supported in my role as an Executive Assistant. He was a mentor and informal coach to me and I consider myself fortunate to have come into his orbit. 

Pod’s reputation as a leading leadership advisor and Top Teaming expert has been established with over 20 years leadership and coaching experience encompassing Australia, Asia, Europe, South America and the Middle East. He has been labeled “one of Asia’s top leadership experts” and is author of the award-winning series of International books “Foreigner In Charge: Success strategies for expat leaders”.

In this episode (Part 2 of the interview) we discuss…

  1. How he sees the strategic value of the EA in enabling the leader to operate at a higher level
  2. The importance of leading from where you are and the concept of self-leadership
  3. 2 reasons he sees that EAs are ineffective
  4. Why he believes it is an extraordinarily important role
  5. Why radical candour with your boss is something that EAs should strive for.

https://podosullivan.com/

https://theleadershipcontext.com/

Connect with Pod on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/padraigbosullivan/

 

Podcast is “The Leadership Diet” find it in your favourite podcast app

Sep 15, 2020

Padraig O'Sullivan or Pod as he is known was the business leader I supported in my role as an Executive Assistant. He was a mentor and informal coach to me and I consider myself fortunate to have come into his orbit. 

Pod’s reputation as a leading leadership advisor and Top Teaming expert has been established with over 20 years leadership and coaching experience encompassing Australia, Asia, Europe, South America and the Middle East. He has been labeled “one of Asia’s top leadership experts” and is author of the award-winning series of International books “Foreigner In Charge: Success strategies for expat leaders”.

What you’ll learn in Part 1 of my interview with Pod includes:

  1. What makes a leader more impactful
  2. The importance of learning from each step on your career climbing frame
  3. The importance of finding the commonalities and connecting the dots so you can be clear about your strengths and when you’re really in flow
  4. How he helps leaders be better leaders
  5. How he feels about leaders who have chosen not to have an EA
  6. How he engages the leaders’ EAs in the 360 process and why
  7. The one thing he believes gets in the way of an effective EA/leader relationship
  8. How curiosity is key

https://podosullivan.com/

https://theleadershipcontext.com/

LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/padraigbosullivan/

 

Podcast is “The Leadership Diet” find it in your favorite podcast app

Sep 8, 2020

Robin Sharma is the author of The Leader Who Had No Title and in this episode I share his recommendations on how to lead from where you are and four things you can do NOW to build your leadership skills and the perception of you as a leader.

Watch the video of Robin discussing these concepts here:

https://youtu.be/u9IEeHqsTDs

To find out more about Robin Sharma and this book head to his website 

https://www.robinsharma.com/book/the-leader-who-had-no-title

Learn more about My EA Career at www.myeacareer.com

Sep 2, 2020

Catching listeners up on the content of a free webinar I delivered today sharing the ONE thing I believe we truly need in order to be indispensable.

Unfortunately the recording of the webinar is only available to those who registered prior to the event. But the video and slide deck will be available to members of the Empowered Assistant Collective. 

The doors to founding members are now open. If you'd like to see what it's all about and consider if it's right for you, head over to https://bit.ly/jointheeacollective

 

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