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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: October, 2021
Oct 26, 2021

The first in my two-part interview with Rachael Bonetti. Listen to the episode to hear her experience navigating the Career Spider Frame.

How Rachael got clear on the skills, behaviours and values that empowered her to support Chairmen, CEOs, change-makers and entrepreneurs, and show up as a Linchpin Assistant.

How Rachael started and grew her side hustle, The Admin Alchemist, enabling her to step away from her EA role to focus on her business full time. 

Hear how Rachael mentors Executive Assistants "who want to drastically change the trajectory of their careers, opening access to the most senior roles that exist.  Those who want to step up as leaders and valued business partners."

Connect with Rachael here:

https://www.rachaelbonetti.com/

https://www.instagram.com/rachaelbonetti/

https://www.linkedin.com/in/rachael-bonetti-4b46561a/

 

Oct 19, 2021

The third and final episode in my mini-series on how the dreaded Drama Triangle plays out for you as an Executive Assistant or Office Professional.

In this episode we focus on the 'Perpetrator'. These people are the villain of the drama. They're controlling and they're catch-cry will be something like...

"It's all your fault", "I know better", "You're doing it wrong".

Setting boundaries and communicating assertively are vital in managing people like this. 

Download my free guide to escaping The Drama Triangle here: https://bit.ly/linchpin140

Listen to Episode 113 to hear two strategies for communicating assertively

https://myeacareer.com/podcasts/113-power-skills-for-executive-assistants-how-to-handle-a-difficult-conversation/

Read the World Administrator Summit report on bullying here:

https://wa-summit.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/worldwide_workplace_bullying_survey_results_2017.pdf

Link to YouTube video on Understanding the Drama Triangle vs Prescence from The Conscious Leadership Group - https://youtu.be/ovrVv_RlCMw

Oct 12, 2021

This week's episode follows on from Episode 140 and dives a bit deeper into the role of the 'rescuer' in The Drama Triangle. 

- The 3 situations where the victim looks to the rescuer to save them from

- The people that may present want you as an assistant, to 'rescue' them

- The WIFM (What's In It For Me) you get from being a rescuer 

- How The Drama Triangle is a part of 'below the line' thinking and behaviours

- 3 reasons your 'starting gate' role is the rescuer

- 3 steps to moving from being a rescuer to being a coach/teacher

Links discussed in this episode:

Free download on The Drama Triangle - https://bit.ly/linchpin140

https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/beingindispensable/Episode_83_Where_Am_I.mp3

https://jacquijames.com.au/from-victim-to-persecutor-to-rescuer-and-back-again/

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/five-ways-ask-better-questions-liz-van-vliet/

Link to YouTube video on Understanding the Drama Triangle vs Prescence from The Conscious Leadership Group - https://youtu.be/ovrVv_RlCMw

Oct 5, 2021

This week's episode relates to a topic that I see coming up again and again in my work coaching and training executive assistants and administrative professionals. The Drama Triangle is something you will relate to both in terms of your work environment and in your personal life.

Are you a victim, a persecutor, or a rescuer? If you're human, chances are there will be different situations where you may view yourself (or be seen by others) as all three. 

The Drama Triangle was the work of psychotherapist Stephen Karpman in the 1960s. He developed it as a way to articulate the three dysfunctional roles that operate in any relationship where conflict arises.

I've created a free one-page download to help you reflect on the 3 ways you can understand and escape The Drama Triangle. 

https://bit.ly/linchpin140

Learn more about The Drama Triangle concept:

https://powerofted.com/drama-triangle/

https://youtu.be/ovrVv_RlCMw

https://www.forbes.com/sites/drnancydoyle/2020/02/17/avoiding-workplace-drama-4-steps-to-being-an-ally-not-a-rescuer-victim-or-persecutor/?sh=43fd46dca3d1

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