Helping You Be a Leader: The Vital Role of Your Administrative Assistant

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Pearson Education, May 17, 2010 - Business & Economics - 7 pages

This is the eBook version of the printed book.

This Element is an excerpt from The Truth About Being a Leader (9780131873384) by Dr. Karen Otazo. Available in print and digital formats.

Hiring the best possible administrative assistant: why it’s so crucial and how to do it.

Many people you’ll deal with as a leader start forming their opinions of you long before you meet them--when they first call or visit your office and encounter your assistant. This person advertises who you are in your organization. Hiring the right assistant should be a top priority as you enter your leadership role, and the process needs your personal attention.


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Dr. Karen Otazo is a global executive coach and thinking partner for multinational companies worldwide. More than 25 years of working in the U.S., Europe, and Asia have given her a broad perspective on the challenges facing executive companies of all sizes, from boutique consulting firms and start-up nonprofits to global corporations, joint ventures, and strategic alliances. She is a fellow of the Society for Organizational Learning and past chair of the Boston University Executive Development Roundtable steering committee.

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