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When Is The Last Time You Thanked Your Assistant?

When is the last time you thanked your assistant? Expressing your gratitude could increase your productivity.

I was in California speaking to a group of administrative assistants at a large corporation when one of the assistants told me how much a compliment from her executive means to her. She said, “When my executive tells me I’m doing a great job, I want to do even more for him.” “I want to go the extra mile; produce quality work; take things off my executive’s plate.”

It may seem like a small thing to you, but it carries a great deal of weight to your assistant. Try to remember to let your administrative or executive assistant know when she or he has done something that is to your liking or meets your expectations. It will go a long way.

When was the last time you thanked your assistant? We’d like to know in the comments below. 

What’s stopping you from taking the time to thank your assistant?

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1 thought on “When Is The Last Time You Thanked Your Assistant?”

  1. When a former employee mentioned this very thing to our supervisor, the reply back was, “Geez, are you THAT insecure that you need constant praise?!” I understand completely the need for praise, but when you have an executive with that attitude, it makes things a little tough.

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