Communication: the Key to Effective Leadership is the title of Judy and Joe Pauley’s excellent book on CEO management. In their book, the two renowned communications executives highlight six personality types: the Reactor, the Workaholic, the Persister, the Dreamer, the Rebel and the Promoter. No executive fits snugly into a sole category, they say, but no matter where they sit, communicating their vision clearly and concisely is paramount to success. It is no different with a remote assistant.
Topics: Virtual Assistants, Executive Assistants, PA, Personal Assistant, Remote Working, Work, Co-work, remote assistant, communication, Communication: the Key to Effective Leadership, Joe Pauley, Judy Pauley, FYXER
Last week, we looked at the importance of building a strong personal relationship with your remote executive assistant. This week, we’ll discuss the tools to do just that. What I term the five C’s: consideration, clarity, counsel, confidence and comprehensiveness.
In the final of my blog posts I explain that while Fyxers have the many benefits mentioned earlier including a better work life balance, a secure working environment and an appreciation from the team - FYXER offers all of this alongside working with a team of like-minded and wonderful Fyxers, meaning you are not isolated; we are pioneers in the virtual sphere, expert in staying connected whilst remote.
Further to respecting our Fyxers time, we establish firm boundaries with our clients regarding working hours, that allows the team to clock off at the end of the day and not have to worry about the phone going off during the family dinner. An EA who can reclaim their evenings and weekends back to have as their own, is revolutionary in the industry.
FYXER provides the perfect combination of remote working, and respecting the timeand boundaries of our people.
When we first chat to our future Fyxers on an introductory phone call, we’re sometimes met with scepticism, as though what we’re offering is too good to be true. What’s it like to work at FYXER? How am I going to be treated any better or differently than if I was working in a traditional in house Executive Assistant (EA) role? When discussing flexible working at FYXER, it is important to consider this within the context of the EA role. The traditional EA role in both the Corporate and Private sense, is one that is notoriously exploited; EA’s find themselves working long hours, underappreciated and with a total disregard for their work-life balance.
To use the old adage: getting the most out of having an executive assistant is a game of two halves. In the first half, you must ensure you have hired an experienced, knowledgeable and reliable assistant. In the second, you have to build a strong personal relationship that allows them to score.
FYXER is redefining how companies look at the Executive Assistant (EA) role. We hire full-time best in class Executive Assistants. Armed with our platform and processes we connect them with our client base of heavy hitting entrepreneurs. FYXER is the leading Executive Assistant outsourcing firm in the U.K.
The term ‘assistant’ can seem ambiguous: with so many potential facets to the role, it can be difficult to pinpoint what level of service is provided. In some cases, it’s primarily about clerical work, in others it’s all about organisation. Some people will look to their assistants for market research and analysis others to relieve administrative burden. There is near-endless scope when it comes to an assistant and, like with any hire, finding the right fit for your business is essential.
I’m often asked: what defines an assistant? What do I consider to be the core facet of an assistant’s role? With so many strings to the modern assistant’s bow, there is no definitive answer, but for me, all assistants must be an extension of their executive.