• 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

  • Hmm

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: the ancient Bruges Market Square, Belgium

  • Gratitude

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

  • Go

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: early Fall in Jericho Park

  • Change

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: Covent Garden, London, England

  • Futures

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: a vineyard in the Okanagan Mission neighbourhood of Kelowna, British Columbia

  • Perspective

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

  • Trust

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: Molly Bawn’s, Mobile, Newfoundland

  • Futures

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: sunset at Mallory Square, Key West, Florida

  • Focus

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: from a flight above the East Kootenays in British Columbia, Canada

Shelagh’s Podcasts

Listen to my podcasts any time, any place You say you like to listen to podcasts during your commute? Maybe you prefer to set aside a bit of time at your desk to play them on your PC/laptop … or…

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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Shelagh Interviewed for Staples Article on Cybersecurity

Did you know that October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month? How do you reduce risks of a data breach? That’s an important question, because a full 52% of respondents have yet to receive cybersecurity training in the workplace.   Check my…

Weekend Poll: Onboarding to Your Role

Like me, you may know one or more assistants who have recently begun new jobs. Do you remember the first couple of weeks in your current role?  Onboarding ideally begins before day one The interview process is an opportunity for a…

Weekend Poll Results: More Employers & Assistants Need to Focus on Cybersecurity

When I think of cybersecurity breaches, I equate them to a spider’s web. If you think about it, spiders’ webs are finely spun and not necessarily visible to the naked eye – unless you’re specifically looking for them or (ugh)…

Mellow

A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: last week at Meech Lake in Quebec, Canada

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Juanita Mort is Coming to Real Careers this Week

This week we’re making our way to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania in the USA . That’s where you’ll find Juanita Mort, CAP, OM, PM, MOSM.  There, Juanita is Executive Assistant to a VP at Harrisburg Area Community College (HACC). She is also the…

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October

A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: the pumpkin patch at Don-O-Ray farm in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada

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