Among the great ideas from these CEO's is Bill Smith's comment: "Hiring a fantastic executive assistant is crucial." Of course, one of the best time management tips that applies to all, no matter what business you are in, is having the right executive assistant. The right assistant will help you manage your time by pre-screening your emails, keeping you on schedule, accessing needed information for meetings and many other things. But most importantly, the right assistant will do all this with a minimum of dialogue and direction. An experienced EA will develop an intuitive sense of your priorities and work style, leveraging your time and capabilities to increase your success as an executive.