Attributes of a Personal Executive Assistant (Board Secretary)




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Toy Radebe
Coach, South Africa

Attributes of a Personal Executive Assistant (Board Secretary)

I'm interested to learn from members that serve on either executive committees or boards of global companies: what are the common attributes you look for when planning to employ a Personal Assistant? (not a secretary).
Which 3 are a must and why? Do you personally brief the recruiter or the head of HR? Why?
 

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Loh Tean Hin
CxO / Board, Indonesia
 

Requirements for a Personal Assistant

I was thinking of PA but got a secretary instead.
Some common attributes to PA are: accounting experience, good social values, superior memory remembering dates of appointment etc, think-out-of box of what the superior misses, report attributes of all staff, works well as a team.

 
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David Wilson
Manager, Canada
 

Executive Coordinator

You may be looking for an "executive coordinator" or "board secretary" to assist the board in completing work through interaction with the various groups across the company. The position analyzes issues, writes briefing notes, coordinates budget compilation, interprets board policies, coordinates client/customer/employee surveys, develops internal procedures, etc.
The seven competencies required (based on my order of preference) are analytical thinking, relationship building, effective communications, results orientation, process management, service orientation, and conflict management.
The role will also vary based on the size and complexity of the company and board operations.

 
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Augustus Chuks Valentine
Analyst, Nigeria
 

Personal Assistant to an Executive

I quite agree with the above mentioned requirements for a personal assistant, but I don't think havi... Sign up

 
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Toy Radebe
Coach, South Africa
 

Personal Assistant to an Executive

Loh, David, Augustus - thank you for your contribution on the matter. I continue to try and learn wh... Sign up

 
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robin umiom
Entrepreneur, Nigeria
 

Qualities of a Personal Assistant

One basic quality for the personal assistant is to be a step ahead of the CEO in information, in the... Sign up

 
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Andrew Blaine
Business Consultant, South Africa
 

Attributes of a Personal Assistant

My PA must have the following attributes: 1. Tact - to handle both me and the other people with who... Sign up

 
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Olayemi Jayeola
Manager, Nigeria
 

The Importance of a Personal Assistant

I believe the position of a personal assistant to a Chief Executive Officer of any organization is h... Sign up

 
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Tom Wilson
HR Consultant, United States
 

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Jaap de Jonge
Editor, Netherlands
 

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Executive Assistants (EAs) have a key role to protect their very busy CEO / CXO from distractions an... Sign up

 
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Jaap de Jonge
Editor, Netherlands
 

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The size and complexity of the workload of a CEO of a typical large corporation is immense. Particul... Sign up

   

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