Habits That Cause Burnout in Force Multipliers

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As Force Multipliers (Executive Assistants, Chiefs of Staff), we live in a culture of hustle and bustle! The line between dedication and depletion can oftentimes blur together without us even realizing it. It’s important not to overlook the warning signs of burnout when they are staring us right in the face.  Burnout doesn’t happen overnight. […]

Mastering Imposter Syndrome: Strategies for Force Multipliers

Have you ever started a new job and felt like a total fraud? Felt like you were trying to fake it ’til you make it? I’m sure many of you probably have. I’ve definitely felt this way many times during my professional career, including right now in my new role as Executive Assistant to Adam […]

Relationship Enders: 5 Ways to Lose your Executive’s Trust

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Trust is earned, not given, in relationships, including the relationships between an Executive and their Force Multiplier. The foundation of these professional relationships is the firm belief in the reliability and commitment of the other person. So, what happens when that trust is broken? Can it be repaired? Can the cracks be filled in or […]

How to Create a Healthy Work/Life Balance

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Is a healthy work/life balance possible for a successful Force Multiplier? YES!  In the fast-paced world of Executive Assistants, Chiefs of Staff, and all Force Multiplier roles, achieving a harmonious work/life balance can seem like an elusive goal, but with the right mindset, strategies, and tools, it’s completely attainable.   It’s easy to feel overwhelmed and […]

Is It Time to Move On From Your Job?

In a November 2023 Gallup Poll on employee engagement, trends in the US showed that only 33% of employees are actively engaged in their jobs. Why does this matter? According to the study, employees who are engaged generally have a better overall well-being, less absences, and higher levels of productivity. On the flip side, it […]

Top 3 Challenges Executive Assistants Face 

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If a job was meant to be easy, it wouldn’t be called “work.” Everyone faces challenges of varying degrees in their career, and Executive Assistants (EAs) are certainly not without their fair share of struggles! Most EAs face managing high workloads and demands, balancing priorities, maintaining confidentiality, and having seamlessly effective and responsive interpersonal communication. […]

How to Take the Reins From a Seasoned Force Multiplier

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Starting a new job is always intimidating. But starting a job where the outgoing Force Multiplier (in my case Hallie Warner, former Chief of Staff to Adam Hergenrother) has been working alongside the CEO for over a decade is downright scary! Hi! My name is Jenna Stewart. I’m the new kid on the block here […]