• Journey

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: Bridgetown, Barbados from the air. I made my first visit to this beautiful island in 2019, when I spoke for the Barbados Stock Exchange (BSE).

  • Steps

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: West 80th, a residential street on Manhattan’s Upper West Side

  • Abilities

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: inside the Art Institute of Chicago on my first visit to that city. Here, people contemplated impressionist Gustave Caillebotte’s painting of people along Place de Dublin, “Paris Street: Rainy Day”.

  • Metrics

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: We still have new rosebuds forming in our garden, and these roses are from a nearby bush that’s still going strong with blooms.

  • Story

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: preparing to fly to Chicago Thursday had me looking through photos of my first visit, in 2014. In exploring the Lincoln Park neighbourhood, I came across this most appealing brick home.

  • Forward

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: sunset over the Pacific. This is a shot I took early last September, from Kitsilano Beach in Vancouver.

  • Gifts

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: Chicago is on my mind, as I’ll be departing next week for America’s APC conference and EA Summit. That has me remembering my first visit in 2014, and all the great sights Chicago has to offer – such as the Navy Pier Ferris Wheel.

  • Anastasia Tertigka: Career Insights from Canada

    For this week’s Real Careers interview, I’m talking with Anastasia Tertigka, who moved seven years ago from Athens, Greece to Winnipeg, Manitoba. Anastasia is a Corporate Secretary/Senior Executive Assistant at International Institute for Sustainable Development. To read this newest of…

  • Goals

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: sunset outside the Louvre in Paris. I took this during a visit six years ago, when the structures seemed bathed in gold.

  • Perspective

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: It’s not technically fall until later this month, yet look at the colours to be seen in Vancouver’s Van Dusen Botanical Garden a couple of weeks ago.

  • School

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: a look at one of our neighbourhood schools. Today is Labour Day, a holiday in North America. While children in many regions have already begun the 2021-22 school year, students in our province will begin classes once again tomorrow.

  • Summer

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: at the beach the other evening. We’re approaching a long weekend here, and classes begin once again at area schools and universities. Here’s to a terrific weekend and winding down of the season in the weeks ahead.

  • Quality

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: How do you spend your leisure time? Heading to the beach, bike riding, and walking amid gardens are among my joys. Last Friday, at the tail end of a particularly full business week, I caught these water lilies on my camera near the end of my visit to Van Dusen Botanical Garden. Close your eyes for a moment, and imagine yourself in that same spot.

About Shelagh

A highly regarded speaker and trainer, Shelagh Donnelly walked the walk for almost three decades. She’s authentic, inspiring and positive. When you hear Shelagh speak, you know she understands the career and has good insights on its ongoing evolution. She…

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Assistants and cybersecurity in 2021 – Weekend Poll results

What a difference a few years make When I published my first cybersecurity-focused Weekend Poll back in 2017, less than half the assistants who responded had received cybersecurity training in the workplace. Now, after asking readers five consecutive years about…

Journey

A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: Bridgetown, Barbados from the air. I made my first visit to this beautiful island in 2019, when I spoke for the Barbados Stock Exchange (BSE).

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Steps

A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: West 80th, a residential street on Manhattan’s Upper West Side

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Abilities

A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: inside the Art Institute of Chicago on my first visit to that city. Here, people contemplated impressionist Gustave Caillebotte’s painting of people along Place de Dublin, “Paris Street: Rainy Day”.

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