• Weekend Poll: Gearing Up for the 2018 Holidays

    It’s time again: each December, I touch base with readers on your approach to the holidays, and your plans for the festive days ahead. Take a couple of minutes to share your experiences in my latest Weekend Poll.

  • Day Seven: 2018’s 12 Days of Real Careers

    12 Days of Real Careers: Between December 6th and 21st, I’m bringing readers the gift of inspiring and practical excerpts from some of my Real Careers interviews since 2015. Here’s Day Seven!

  • Day Six: 2018’s 12 Days of Real Careers

    12 Days of Real Careers: Between December 6th and 21st, I’m bringing readers the gift of inspiring and practical excerpts from some of my Real Careers interviews since 2015. Here’s Day Six!

  • Day Five: 2018’s 12 Days of Real Careers

    12 Days of Real Careers: Between December 6th and 21st, I’m bringing readers the gift of inspiring and practical excerpts from some of my Real Careers interviews since 2015. Here’s Day Five!

  • Weekend Poll Results: 2018 Office & Network Holiday Parties

    I asked about this year’s office and professional association/network holiday parties, and you answered!

  • Weekend Poll Results: Career Satisfaction in 2018

    I asked, and you answered! Here’s a look at the state of assistants’ career satisfaction in 2018 … including your peers’ insights on what you can do to enhance yours.

  • The Incredible Isle of Skye

    Are you looking for a fascinating place to add to your travel list? The Isle of Skye is a place of incredible beauty, whether or not you have Scottish roots.

  • Weekend Poll: Are You Satisfied with Your Career?

    On the heels of recent Weekend Polls on workaholics and life-work balance, it’s time for my third annual poll on whether you’re able to give your career a thumbs up.

  • Weekend Poll: Do You Have Balance in Your Life?

    Do you have a good life-work balance, or do you find yourself working from home or staying extra hours at the office? It’s Weekend Poll time, and I’m asking if you’re a workaholic.

  • Weekend Poll Results: Fewer Assistants Say They’re Workaholics, but …

    This is the second consecutive year for this poll, and fewer assistants self-identified in 2018 as workaholics … but have a look at the results, and you’ll see why my next Poll will focus on achieving balance.

  • Weekend Poll: Life-Work Balance and Workaholics

    Do you have a good life-work balance, or do you find yourself working from home or staying extra hours at the office? It’s Weekend Poll time, and I’m asking if you’re a workaholic.

  • Generosity

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: Plaça de la Seu – the Palma Cathedral; Palma de Mallorca, Spain

  • Value

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: Fall in Vancouver’s Queen Elizabeth Park

  • Try

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: flowers blooming in the October sunshine outside a store in Budapest, Hungary

  • Friendship

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: a bouquet inside Aspinal of London, Covent Garden

About Shelagh: Speaker and Trainer

How do you pronounce that name? “Shelagh” is the same name as “Sheila”, but with spelling that reflects Gaelic origins. Want some help remembering how to spell it? As you look at this photo, you may think to yourself, she laughs. Put She and laugh together. Then…

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…

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Weekend Poll: Gearing Up for the 2018 Holidays

It’s time again: each December, I touch base with readers on your approach to the holidays, and your plans for the festive days ahead. Take a couple of minutes to share your experiences in my latest Weekend Poll.

Weekend Poll: 2018 Office, Network Holiday Parties

Welcome to December! Ironically, even as I tapped these words out on my keyboard, a hummingbird just whirled around one of the hanging baskets outside our dining room window. If your world is anything like mine, November doubtless whirled past…

Weekend Poll Results: The State of Sleep in 2018

With thanks to all who participated, here are your responses to my question … Do you make sleep a priority? Many of you need more sleep You see the pie chart at the top of this article? It gives us a…

Weekend Poll: Gearing Up for the 2018 Holidays

It’s time again: each December, I touch base with readers on your approach to the holidays, and your plans for the festive days ahead. Take a couple of minutes to share your experiences in my latest Weekend Poll.

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Dreams

A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: from Van Dusen Botanical Garden

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A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: Coal Harbour in Vancouver, Canada

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