133. Why Hope Is Not A StrategyThursday, Mar 25, 2021
The importance of self advocacy for you as a Linchpin Assistant
I didn’t invent the phrase ‘hope is not a strategy’ but I love it and I think it’s particularly relevant for assistants who find themselves trapped in a hope-based strategy when it comes to asking for what they want and what they need AND asking for what their boss wants and needs.
In this episode I explore the topic of self advocacy and how it is one area where being comfortable engaging in difficult conversations is an essential Power Skill that I want you to invest energy in developing.
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I work with executive assistants and administrative assistants to equip them with the skills and confidence they need to influence more effectively and demonstrate the leadership and interpersonal skills to make them a 'linchpin' to their boss and organisation.