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The Together Leader by Maia Heyck-Merlin

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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 ...

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