Monday, February 3rd, 2014
ONE OF YOUR MOST POWERFUL ALLIES IS—-
That would be your admin person.
I once gave a key note to 500 admin support people for top executives.
I talked with ten ahead of time and then did an on the spot assessment with the tables. Think flip charts.
Here’s what they said that still pertains.
NUMBER 1. Say hello to me everyday and good-bye too.
NUMBER 2. Remember that I am your PR person. Everyday all of the time
I can make you look good or bad with a roll of my eyes.
NUMBER 3. I see so much from where I sit. Ask me about it. Especially if you
are planning a change. Everyone talks to me.
NUMBER 4. Confidentiality can be hard on me as it is on you. I can’t say
anything to anyone so if we talk it helps.
NUMBER 5. Keep me tied into the business picture. It helps me make a
thousand tiny decisions that make your life better.
Number 6. I am your partner. Treat me like one.
Keep this power in mind. Your admin is in a very powerful role.