One Habit to Implement Now to Make You an Invaluable Assistant

Do you want to be an invaluable resource to your Executive? Do you want to form a strategic partnership with your CEO? Do you want to seriously impress your boss?  Then work on developing this one habit that will make you an invaluable asset to your CEO: KNOW WHAT YOUR EXECUTIVE KNOWS. Simple, right? But […]

Are You Working with the Right Leader?

I get a lot of questions from Executive Assistants all over the world about how to form a better relationship and strategic partnership with their Executive. It really starts with a fundamental question: Are you working with the right leader? If you are feeling unfulfilled at work, are struggling to get excited about supporting and […]

Recommended Reading for Force Multipliers

Did you know that 42% of college graduates never read another book after college? And 80% of US families did not buy or read a book last year? Do not let yourself become one of those statistics! Anyone who knows me, knows that books are my thing. I am a bibliophile: I don’t just love […]

5 Ways Executive Assistants Can Add Value to Their Company

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Last week at a networking event I was called an “office girl” and a “very powerful person” within about 10 minutes by two different people. Yes, I am female. And yes, I work in an office. But that’s about the extent of my identification with the label “office girl.” I mean, what is an office […]

Top 3 Lessons I Learned in Las Vegas

Recently I was in Vegas for work with over 17,000 Realtors, executives, and administrative staff from around the world for a few days of intense training and networking for Keller Williams Realty’s annual conference, Family Reunion. We were only there for three full days, but it felt like three weeks! Each day was packed with […]

9 Things To Do on a Sunday to Set Yourself Up for a Successful Week

During the week, from the moment Executive Assistants wake up, until the moment their heads hit their pillows – they are on. I don’t mean they just show up to the office and sip coffee while scrolling through Facebook and occasionally answering the phone. I mean, they are responding to emails while they eat breakfast, […]

Confessions of a Recovering Workaholic

I’ve thought about how to write this post for a long time before pulling the trigger. In November 2017, I had just given my notice to Adam and told him that I would be leaving Adam Hergenrother Companies as of December 31, 2017. It was a decision that was not made lightly. It also didn’t […]

Do This One Thing to Have More Effective Communication at Work

Remember the days when you’d anxiously wait for a call from that girl you liked, only to find out it was your Uncle calling to chat with your Dad? No? Just me? Okay, how about when you were 5 or 6 and loved every opportunity you got to call your grandparents just to tell them […]

Are Private Offices and Closed Door Policies Making a Comeback?

In early 2017, one of my companies, BlackRock Construction, was finishing construction on a new Adam Hergenrother Companies headquarters. While we were in the home stretch, I gave a tour of our new office building to my team. Drywall was up. Windows were going in. And painting was about to start. The office building has […]

5 Things You Need to Decide Before You Become an Entrepreneur

I studied business and finance in college and like any optimistic kid from small-town America, I had my sights set on Wall Street. Bright lights. Big city… where dreams are made of, the lights will inspire you… New York. Corporate America, working for “the man,” those were things that got me excited. While I didn’t […]

How Leaders Can Solve Traffic Jams in Business

If you’ve ever traveled (or just tried to get from one end of the town to the other) during the holidays, you know how crazy people can get! People rush around making sure to pick up Uncle Martin’s favorite cranberry sauce, text their wife while driving, “Where am I picking up the kids?,” speed down […]

The 3 Most Important Things a Leader Must Do

At some point in your entrepreneurial journey, you’re going to wake up and realize that you no longer have a job. Okay, that could be because you built up your company and sold it, but more often than not it’s because you have surrounded yourself with great talent and you are no longer needed in […]

4 Ways to Attract Talent During a Tight Labor Market

My organizations are still considered “small businesses.” Yes, we have over 300 independent contractors nationwide, yet we currently employ under 50 individuals. Adam Hergenrother Companies may be small in staff, but we hit $1 billion in annual revenue across all companies recently. We’re continuing to grow, expand our offerings, and help more clients and customers […]

5 Ways to Grow Your Leadership Capital

As much as business and politics are sometimes at odds with one another, they really go hand in hand. Whether we like it or not, what happens in the global political arena affects the markets. And very often, what happens with the economy affects policy. Business and politics overlap. That’s just a fact. But, I’m […]

The 3 Key Hires You Need for Any Business

Learn how to hire an assistant who will Force Multiply your business with Hallie Warner on April 28th, 2022! Click to learn more about this free webinar. “You don’t build a business. You build people, and people build the business.” -Zig Ziglar Whether you are a sole-proprietor looking to grow your retail store, an investor […]

Prime Advice: Hallie Warner Interview on Chief of Staff Role

From Prime Advice – All Things Chief of Staff When the CEO looks to hire their Chief of Staff, they have to ask themselves a crucial question: Who is it exactly that you need? Once the CEO makes that decision to hire, they commit to giving up control—which is a hurdle in itself—and giving it […]

Why CEOs Need a Chief of Staff and an Executive Assistant

I’ve had a Chief of Staff (COS) for several years and the most common question I get is what does she do? Well, you’d have to ask her; I’m not entirely sure. Really. That’s the point right? I couldn’t tell you exactly what my Executive Assistant does either. What I do know is that I […]

Top 3 Takeaways From The Founder & The Force Multiplier

It’s been several months (alright, seven months to be exact) in the making and I’m proud to announce that Hallie and I wrote a book! It officially released on February 10, 2019 and I am excited to share this message with other Founders and Entrepreneurs, and their fellow Force Multipliers and Executive Assistants (EAs). So, […]