Mastering Your Executive’s Calendar

Learn to establish a mutual agreement on calendar availability, purposely block downtime for your executive, use a holistic approach when scheduling meetings, and more.


Technology will never replace the brains of a great assistant who thinks through every aspect of their executive’s calendar.  Joan Burge’s favorite saying is “Just because a date is open, it does not mean I am available.” To excel in this very important area of your executive’s life, you must rely upon big-picture knowledge.

  • Employ stringent gatekeeping rules.
  • Establish mutual agreement on calendar availability.
  • Use a holistic approach when scheduling meetings.
  • Purposely block downtime for your executive.
  • Eliminate last-minute running around.
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