Jul 21, 2018


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(Excerpts from the talk of Fr. Eli Cruz, SDB during the 2016 Holy Week Retreat)

LEAP ladies, Erlynne Figueroa, Cory Altamirano and Liz Fernandez were among the participants of the Holy Week Retreat on March 19 & 20, 2016 at San Miguel Corporation (SMC) Chapel in Ortigas City. This two-day activity was full of enlightening words that brought the attendees from different walks of life to an enriching soul-searching moment with the Lord.

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No boundaries

By: Ms. Jinky Aguinaldo

Ms. Jinky AguinaldoWhen being asked for an advice regarding career development, I take inspiration from my experiences. From the Taiwanese company where I was assigned different roles, to the energy provider company where I was mentored until I was part of its Corporate Planning, and finally, in Ayala Land under the Office of the President, I realized one thing. I will not be where I am today if I did not make the most of the opportunities that were given to me.

As a founder of LEAP, I want executive assistants all over the country to be motivated and to keep this in mind: do what is beyond expected of you because in this world, there are no boundaries for improvement.

Gain knowledge of the business you’re in, and maintain your drive and integrity. These will bring advantages to your line of work.

The role of an Executive Assistant is not limited to administrative tasks. Working with your bosses every day, you already become an important factor in the fulfillment of their responsibilities. Thus, you must equip yourselves with knowledge on the business, most especially on the aspects that your bosses usually deal with. In my case, one of the things I do is to prepare presentations needed for engagements or briefings, but I couldn’t have done these successfully if I did not study the nature and components of the business.

There are also opportunities for you to discover your potential when there are challenges in the workplace and allow yourself to contribute a solution. Remember that while you can opt to wait for the resolution and help in the execution, you can also give valuable suggestion on how to resolve problems. Sometimes, you fail to recognize that your suggestions are valuable because of your day-to-day experiences in your work.

Never lose our drive and passion for your work. Apart from having the initiative to study and research on the things that you need to improve on, I encourage that you welcome bigger tasks and be part of different activities in the company. I also believe that part of having the drive is to make sure that you think ahead so that everything is ready before the boss asks for it. Be a strategic thinker. This way, you can take time out, explore, network with colleagues, or start a project that maybe valuable not only for yourself but also for the company.

Lastly, it is also important that you do your work with integrity. Follow company policies, respect confidentiality and disclose accurate information. Choosing to do the right thing gives more confidence and strengthens your values system.

These are only few of the many ways in which you can raise the bar in performing your role as executive assistants. Discover new talents and learn new skills. We have a whole lifetime to work on what we want to achieve so do not be discouraged by little bumps along the way.

You set your own boundaries, so choose to explore and grow.

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In the corporate world, we can easily say that behind a very busy Executive is an equally, if not busier Executive Assistant. Working closely with their boss, the life of an Executive Assistant can be exciting and (extra) challenging at times. Before, during, and after every engagement, the EA is there to make sure all their Executive’s needs are taken care of. Even before they say it, the EA’s are already working on what their Executives will need. When they are away, it is the EAs who make sure that things in the office are in order for their boss. All of these are part of an EA’s job.

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Meet the New Scholars of LEAP

  • Mar 14, 2016
  • Published in News

In its continuous effort to help improve the profession through supporting well-deserved students, the League of Executive Assistants of the Philippines (LEAP) have awarded scholarship to two new students from the National Teachers College (NTC).

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November 27 marked the start of a new journey for the newly-elected members of the Board of Directors of the League of Executive Assistants of the Philippines.

In the election spearheaded by Ms.Erlynne Figueroa and the members of the Election Committee namely Ms. Rose Escueta, Ms. Angie Cruz, Ms. Carina Macatangay-Prijoles, and Ms. Cecil Luna, LEAP members chose nine of their own to be part of the Board of Directors and concurrently, to chair the different Working Group committees. Ms. Maria Cristina “Tintin” Cobreros was once again chosen to be the Chairman of the LEAP Board. She will also continue being the Chairman of the Learning and Development Committee.

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