Executives across the globe consistently identify ineffective calendar management as their number one pain point. Assistants, too, tell me they’re fed up and frustrated and just don’t know how to make things run more smoothly. Why is everyone so unsatisfied? Because calendar management is not only an incredibly nuanced and difficult task to get right, it’s also a huge part of a successful working relationship between leaders and assistants.
Successfully managing a calendar is so much more than just throwing appointments into a software program. In-the-know assistants understand that calendar management also means considering the needs of your leader, balancing a variety of priorities, and juggling your own workday with that of your executive. It’s a monumental undertaking! But failure is, of course, never an option. There’s no need to struggle anymore. In this eBook, Joan will teach you how to focus on what’s really important.
CAUTION! The Chapter headings may look simple, but the information behind them is deep and multifaceted.
- Isn’t there an app for that?
- Calendar considerations
- Talk it out
- Be the gatekeeper
- Be proactive
- Don’t forget to debrief
- Use your tools
- At a glance
- Bringing it all together
You will learn:
- What factors to consider before you ever schedule an appointment
- How to tackle calendar management by employing a holistic approach
- How powerful good communication really is
- How to protect your leader
- Why it’s important to get all the facts
- How to implement healthy habits that will make you better
- How to approach every phase of a meeting