Top 5 Timeless Skills for Assistants
In 2020, assistants faced an array of challenges in the workplace. This year has already shown to be just as challenging. Your ability to thrive and navigate through the uncertainties thrown your way will require a particular skill set – timeless skills. As companies reshift their goals this year and executives are faced with pressure to deliver, your role as a strategic business partner will be counted on. Do you have the skills needed to excel, and most importantly – are you prepared to face reshaped, recalibrated, and in some instances, completely changed expectations?
The Top 5 Timeless Skills for Assistants And Their Benefits
Each workplace operates differently; the physical setup, the safety requirements, staggered shifts and hours, no meetings or intimate meetings. Creativity will help you figure these things out. It goes beyond basic problem-solving. Approaching situations with creativity can relieve stress, improve productivity and morale in the workplace.
Whether you’ve returned to the office or are still working remotely, the right decorum under pressure and articulation can get you noticed. Executives want to know you can facilitate decision-making, and lead when they are tied up in other areas. Are you seen as an asset in your company? Can you bring forth the types of ideas that will keep you visible to your executive, department, and office?
Nobody likes change but it is necessary to grow. The There’s not enough time in the day line isn’t cutting it in 2021 and beyond. Executives and employers alike want to know you can take a task or project, phase it out, and create an action plan. Becoming more self-reliant is a quality that won’t go unnoticed.
The most effective communicators make it a habit to acknowledge. As a result, they are able to tactfully work through barriers rather than go around them. Moving forward, you will need to use emotional intelligence to acknowledge situations, overcome challenges, and defuse conflict.
Improve Not Approve
Your ability to handle criticism and provide feedback can be quite beneficial to your role and career. You can learn a lot from both. The insights and perspectives shared can actually create a bond and trust between you and your executive because it shows you are invested in your future and want to improve.
If you’ve made it down this far and have found that you could sharpen your skills in these areas, our World Class Assistant™ course expands on the above and covers:
- Building a Strategic Partnership
- The Assistant as the Center of Influence
- Leveraging Communication for Business Success
- Being Tomorrow-Focused
- Creating a Signature Brand
- Exuding Executive Presence
- Demonstrating Your Value Through a Career Portfolio
- Growing the Resilience Skillset
- Understanding and Applying Emotional Intelligence
- ADMINOLOGY®: Art + Science= Success
- 360-Degree Awareness
And much more!