BOOK OF THE WEEK by Heather Beckel

Be a Kickass Assistant: How to Get from a Grunt Job to a Great Career by Heather Beckel   Heather Beckel was Personal and Executive Assistant to George Stephanopoulos (communications director for Bill Clinton’s presidential campaign, subsequently becoming White House Communications Director, then Senior Advisor for Policy and Strategy) during Clinton’s campaign and first term. She was also Director of Corporate Communications for Polo Ralph Lauren for 3 years. With all of this experience, she brings us a book that is full of helpful, practical advice given in a down-to-earth, amusing way. The book also has a fabulous index so you can find topics easily when you need them later.   They say: “A great book…organized to make this not just a great read but an indispensable tool. I’ll never hire another assistant without insisting he or she read it first!” – DEE DEE MYERS, FORMER WHITE HOUSE PRESS SECRETARY   “The goal of this book is to teach you how to be a great assistant. Get a pen and make notes in this book because it’s designed to be a tool” – HEATHER BECKEL   You can buy the book in SA at the following locations: More