Last weekend, the Wall Street Journal published an interesting (though highly controversial) article titled, “The Vanishing Executive Assistant.”
And WOW, did it cause an uproar in the admin community! I’m pretty sure that was the author’s intent so, well done…?
This is my response to that article and my defense of the Executive Assistant role. Admittedly, I am biased. As a proud former admin and EA, and a current trainer for the administrative community, I have a unique vantage point. I am deeply invested in this profession; my research is based on my experience and that of the THOUSANDS of admins I’ve worked with/for over the past decade.
So clearly, my mindset as I approach this conversation is entirely different from that of the journalist who wrote this article.[Read more…] about The Vanishing Executive Assistant? My Response