Chapter 13Become a Dynamic DuoMaximize Your Assistant

Seen and Heard

“I'm not very organized myself, so it's hard to delegate well to my assistant.”

“My assistant and I text, talk, and e-mail back and forth all day long. We only schedule formal meetings when there is a lot to discuss.”

“My assistant helps with eliminating office management work, but I would like her to help more with my calendar and try to find a system to relay action steps from meetings I attend without her.”

“My work with my assistant is great when I'm in town, but when I travel, our communication is less effective.”

Overview and Objectives

I have seen many mission-driven leaders loudly proclaim that they do not need assistants. It feels frivolous, and besides, they ...

Get The Together Leader now with the O’Reilly learning platform.

O’Reilly members experience live online training, plus books, videos, and digital content from nearly 200 publishers.