Taking the Reins: Game Changing Ways to Manage Your Manager

Bonnie Low-Kramen

Sunday, July 29 | 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Monday, July 30 | 1:15 - 2:45 p.m.

Assistants can be an executive’s most powerful secret weapon. They can be their right arm and a strategic business partner who can speak on their behalf and sit in on meetings. To have this kind of relationship requires that assistants manage their manager (ideally) with the manager’s full support. But how does that happen exactly? Given that most assistants are supporting multiple people, it takes careful work to distinguish the subtle differences between them. Essentially, it is not “one size fits all” support. This is a customized and personalized business that is constantly in motion. Therefore, the strategies to respond to the needs are also customized and personalized. Designed to build mutual respect, empathy, and a free flow of communication, the goal of this training is to learn immediately actionable and long-lasting strategies to empower both you and your executives. You will gain insights about taking their work to the next level by fully embracing their influence and impact.

Key Takeaways:

  • What an ultimate strategic business partnership looks like
  • New Rules: Assistants get to do their jobs fully and freely
  • How to manage the juggle between multiple managers
  • How to set ongoing and clear expectations and keep the lines of communication open
  • What factors sustain the relationship(s) for the long-term