Great Leaders Treat the Assistant as a True Professional

  • Jan Jones


Greg Renker, co-chairman of Guthy-Renker Corporation, remarked to me, “One thing that I’ve observed—and it would be very frustrating for me if I were an assistant—is when the assistant is not treated like a teammate, but as if they are several levels below, even with very good assistants. It has always caught me by surprise that they can even last in that environment and that there is a perception that you can treat an assistant that way.”


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