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Sitting on a File Cabinet, Naked, With a Gun offers an engaging, entertaining insider’s look into the offices of some of the most powerful men and women in Silicon Valley, as executive assistants Linda McFarlandshare experiences about their CEOs and the lessons learned. Currently, over eight million administrative professionals help over four million executives and managers schedule meetings, decide who gets the CEO’s ear, negotiate contracts, are privy to sensitive information, have influence with people inside and outside the organization, manage Board-related material and meetings, lead and mentor administrative teams, select airlines, hotels, car rentals, and more. They also regularly brief the CEO to help prepare for meetings, events, travel, and most definitely impact the productivity of the business. CEO assistants are historically a “secret weapon” – typically not even recognized for their power to influence others and often written-off as “just a secretary.” Beware of making that outdated mistake. Today, the executive assistant to a CEO wields a huge amount of power and is engaged in all aspects of the business. They continually seek out ways to make their jobs more efficient, more enriching, and more empowering. They leverage their CEOs’ highly valuable time to enable them to devote their total energies to making the major strategic decisions for their companies. Sitting on a File Cabinet, Naked, With a Gun is a book for anyone who has ever wondered about what goes on behind the closed doors of the executive suite, and how assistants use their resources, network, and common sense to make daily extraordinary decisions.