Stop Making Excuses Not to Hire an Assistant

Many executives, business owners, pastors, and entrepreneurs struggle with the difficult decision of whether or not to hire an assistant. If that’s you, I get it. There are a lot of things to consider. As I talk to leaders working through this decision, I hear many excuses for why they don’t think they need an assistant. So, I thought I’d list out the most [...]

2017-10-21T01:12:59+00:00 October 6, 2017|Hiring an Assistant|

How To Onboard A New Assistant

About four or five months ago, I told myself (and a few others) I was going to write and publish one blog post per week. It went great for two or three months, then not so great. In fact, it’s been almost two months since I’ve written a post. I’m not proud of failing to meet my goal, but I (mostly) have a good reason [...]

2017-02-16T03:34:18+00:00 February 16, 2017|Hiring an Assistant|

Hiring an Assistant? Here Are 6 Questions to Ask Each Applicant

Finding the right assistant can be very difficult. Hiring the wrong assistant can be a major setback. But how do you discern the great applicants from the not-so-great? The key is knowing the right questions to ask during the interview process. Source: Gratisography 6 Questions to Ask Your Potential Assistant These six questions are specifically designed to help you discern whether or [...]

2016-11-11T18:04:36+00:00 November 15, 2016|Hiring an Assistant|

7 Characteristics of a Good Assistant

Many of you know what it's like to have a bad assistant. If not, you've probably interacted with one who was less than helpful. A good assistant should have most, if not all, of the following characteristics. If they don’t, you may need a new one.That said, don’t be quick to point the finger at them. You're the leader, so if you're not equipping and empowering them, the responsibility falls on you [...]

2016-10-31T22:21:00+00:00 August 24, 2016|Hiring an Assistant, Leadership|