6 Must-Have Skills for Progressive Assistants

Create success and positive change, think through and evaluate potential outcomes, avoid excuses and look for solutions, and more.


Based on Joan’s Amazon bestseller Who Took My Pen…Again?

You are a top-performing, high-achieving assistant who has accomplished much. You have the fundamentals down pat and even demonstrate advanced skill sets. So, where do you go from here? What might be missing from your bag of skills? Where do you need to expand to be seen as an even more valuable employee and business partner? Here are five areas that are sure to challenge you: Accountability, Change Agent, Creative Thinking, Decision-Making, and Future-Focus.

  • Understand the domino effect of your actions.
  • Create success and positive change.
  • Avoid excuses and look for solutions.
  • Get comfortable with not thinking about the status quo.
  • Think through and evaluate potential outcomes.
  • Gain a sixth sense of what is coming around the corner.
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