This Element is an excerpt from The Truth About Being a Leader (9780131873384) by Dr. Karen Otazo. Available in print and digital formats.
Hiring the best possible administrative assistant: why it’s so crucial and how to do it.
Many people you’ll deal with as a leader start forming their opinions of you long before you meet them--when they first call or visit your office and encounter your assistant. This person advertises who you are in your organization. Hiring the right assistant should be a top priority as you enter your leadership role, and the process needs your personal attention.