Friday May 29, 2020

Real Views: In praise of the assistant

No one can manage everything by themselves, and even the greatest leaders have been obliged now and then to call on the services of some kind of personal assistant.

15th September, 2012
Olivier de Lavalette, general manager of Regus Ireland.

No one can manage everything by themselves, and even the greatest leaders have been obliged now and then to call on the services of some kind of personal assistant. I think it's time we gave them their due.

The archetypal assistant is efficient and self-effacing, content to be outshone by their leader or employer - and, consequently, largely ignored by history.

Fiction has been kinder to them. We know how utterly lost Bertie Wooster would...

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