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Why You Need To Control Your EA Destiny – Interview With Adam Fidler (Part 2) Mar 6, 2017

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In Part 2 of my interview Liz shares some initial results from her Survey of C-Suite Executives where she has been investigating how elements of Adam’s EA Manifesto resonate with executives and their experience working with EA’s. The results to do date reinforce that assistant’s currently are not generally viewed as behaving strategically and operating with the ‘managerial mindset’ that Adam encourages. However, the results of the survey clearly show that executives want their EA’s to demonstrate leadership traits. 

Adam also shares a simple mindset hack to remind EA’s to think as a manager and he also discusses how it is up to EA’s to help their boss see them in a different light, as more ‘Red Box’ than ‘Black box’.

Links to Connect with Adam and read about his thinking around the EA role:

PA Life Interview

Connect with Adam Fidler on LinkedIn

Adam Fidler Academy website

Adam Fidler’s “What I am” EA manifesto

A clip of Sophie Ellis-Bextor “Murder On The Dancefloor” is also included in this episode because it’s fun and as discussed Liz loves Adam’s dance floor metaphor for encouraging EA’s to get out of the weeds!

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