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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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Nov 24, 2020

Part 2 of my interview with Emma Rhoades from Her Corporate Journey. In this episode Emma shares her 5 tips for managing your manager and how she has learnt from experience the value of each of these tips.

This episode reinforces why I believe the five elements of my Knowing Assistant Framework are vital to helping you develop as an assistant. This episode particularly reinforces the value of Knowing Your Manager and Knowing Your Power Skills (Managing Up being one of them!)

You can learn more about Emma and Her Corporate Journey at

https://hercorporatejourney.net/

Nov 17, 2020

 The Being Indispensable podcast is about inspiring and educating you as assistants and OPs and Emma Rhoades is someone I have enormous respect for in terms of her knowledge and expertise in the area of management skills and self leadership.

 

Emma walks the talk and in Part 1 of our conversation she shares her own experience navigating the career spider frame and how she has arrived at the point of founding Her Corporate Journey.

In the first of two episodes we also discuss:

  • The value of noticing and observing the patterns and themes that are present in your work history 
  • How curiosity and courage drive Emma and how important self-reflection on her values and value have been to her
  • We talk about what drives her and the change she wants to make in the corporate experience of women
  • You will hear how Emma has made conscious decisions in the way she has sought to show up as a manager and how she wants to empower and support others to do so
  • Emma shares her thoughts on the idea of leading from where you are
  • Finally we talk about the value that can be gained from getting clear on your value proposition and your goals.

You can learn more about Emma and Her Corporate Journey at

https://hercorporatejourney.net/

Nov 11, 2020

In this episode Liz explains what Attention Management is and how it differs from Time Management and some tools and techniques for being proactive about managing your attention.

There is a school of thought that Time Management is an outdated concept.

Instead it’s about Attention Management - switching your attention to focusing on achieving a specific result.

Maura Thomas defines it as 

...the ability to consciously direct your attention in any given moment, to be more proactive than reactive, and to maintain control rather than inadvertently relinquish it. It’s about regaining control over your attention and thereby taking control of your life. Attention management empowers your productivity.”

Links to resources discussed:

https://maurathomas.com/

Maura Thomas - Ted Talk

https://youtu.be/Yzp5ZJJOXNc

https://www.atlassian.com/blog/productivity/attention-management-for-teams

 

Nov 3, 2020

Decision making and critical thinking fall under the umbrella of problem solving and that is right in the wheel-house of a Linchpin Assistant who is effective and efficient because they possess Power Skills like these.

Listen to this episode to hear how I define decision making and critical thinking, why these two Power Skills are in my top ten and a framework you can use to problem solve in your job and in your life.

This episode is also helpful listening if you want to notice and observe how your manager makes decisions and how you might support them in this process.

Find the free download that I mention in the episode here

https://offers.myeacareer.com/123

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