• People

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: outside the Louvre, Paris

  • Opportunities

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: sunset in San Diego

  • Advice

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: sunset over Clearwater, Florida

  • Taking

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: shimmering fish sculptures, some of many striking sculptures on display at Beaulieu Abbey this spring. This is a half hour drive from Southampton, England and more than worth the visit!

  • Chances

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: a vibrant osteospermum, also known as an African Daisy

  • Walks

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: Siesta Beach, Florida – where the sand consists of very fine quartz, and your feet don’t feel the 96F/35.5C temps to be had in this area yesterday!

  • Evening

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: sunset over Clearwater, Florida’s Memorial Causeway Bridge

  • Brave

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: the 9/11 Memorial in New York City, seen during my visit this July

  • Grateful

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: Miami Beach, Florida

  • Directions

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: late summer lily pads at Van Dusen Botanical Garden

  • Reactions

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: a sunny, sunny day in Porto Christo, on the island of Mallorca

  • Bosses

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: the Budapest Eye and elegant street lights, in Budapest’s Erzsébet Square

  • Never

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: sunrise above Baffin Island, in Nunavet, Canada – which is close to Greenland

About Shelagh: Speaker and Trainer

Shelagh is a professional speaker and trainer who’s walked the administrative walk. She presents internationally on matters of relevance to career-focused executive assistants, and to governance professionals who support boards and directors. She writes about administrative and governance careers for a…

Real Careers – My Interviews With Assistants Around the Globe

Do you ever look at your administrative role models and wonder how they  pull it all together? Or how the lives of your counterparts in other cities and countries vary, and where there may be areas of common ground? Exceptional EA features Real…

Travel Resources and Inspiration

Are you planning a holiday or business travel, either for yourself or your executive? Looking for some inspiration, or insights into cities in other locales? Or perhaps you’re planning a bit of bleisure travel. If so, you or your principal are in good…

weekend poll

Weekend Poll: Are you good at self-promotion?

Assistants often excel at advocating for others and negotiating on behalf of their employers. How comfortable are you with self-promotion and negotiating on your own behalf?

Weekend Poll: Are you cybersecurity savvy?

In just over three weeks, I’ll once again present on cybersecurity awareness for assistants – this time, at IAAP Summit 2019 in National Harbor, Maryland. For the third consecutive year, I’m asking readers how you feel about your own cybersecurity awareness.

People

A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: outside the Louvre, Paris

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Opportunities

A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: sunset in San Diego

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Advice

A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: sunset over Clearwater, Florida

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