While it’s not uncommon to see leaders want to combine executive assistant and chief of staff duties into a single role, we typically warn against that since the work is fairly different and the candidate profile differs accordingly. Still, however, we encounter leaders who don’t have enough workflow to need a full time person in each role. This begs the question: what is the best solution when you need a bit of an EA and a bit of a CoS? One great option is to engage part-tim
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The chief of staff role has been a mainstay in politics for years and has risen in the corporate sector over the past decade. But there's another domain where a chief of staff can have a major positive impact on an organization: the startup world. Why would a startup need a chief of staff? I'm glad you asked. For one thing, entrepreneurs often start their companies alone and are thereby deprived of a team with whom they can weigh and exchange ideas. The first weeks (and month