Thursday, March 26, 2009

Top 10 strategies to work with a personal assistant

Respect at all times

Any form of verbal or emotional abuse is never okay

Communicate directly

24 hours email response - Return all calls - Targeted and brief meetings

Train effectively

Give them the tools and skills they need.

Share only what is needed

No information overload! It destroys their focus.

Positive feed back

Tell them! Especially when they get it right!

Give them space!

It stimulates creativity and positive initiative.

Stay professional!

Don't share personal problems! It's a PA, not a shrink!

Right tools!

Give them what they need to be effective!

Get them involved!

Reward them for successes! Celebrate victories!


To their feed back and to their needs. Care! Make behavior changes when needed!