• Opportunities

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: the Market Square (Markt) in Bruges, Belgium. This market has been in existence since 985, and I took this photo around the corner from the Belfry.

  • Futures

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: While we’ve had sunny and mild temperatures in Vancouver the last couple of days, thoughts are turning toward winter … and this shot of winter waters I captured near the beginning of this year.

  • Leaders

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: one of the assorted breeds of flamingoes at Slimbridge Wetland Centre, situated (as you might guess) near a place called Slimbridge, in Gloucestershire, England. I drove here from Bath, enroute to the Cotswolds this last May. It’s part way between Bristol and Gloucester. Known as WWT Slimbridge, this wetland wildlife reserve has been in place since 1947 and is considered by many to be the birthplace of modern conservation.

  • Appearances

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: some Amanita Muscaria mushrooms that, while pretty, I’d not want to eat!

  • Move

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: the Sails at the Vancouver Trade and Convention Centre. It was a pleasure for this Vancouverite to show visitors who are in town for the APC Canada – West conference a bit of my home town last evening.

  • Possessions

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: Speaking in Leicester, England earlier this year, I made a bit of time to explore the city – and am glad to have visited Abbey Park and walked along the River Soar to this bridge.

  • Travelling

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: a view of the earth from above, and an example of the reason I like to snag window seats when travelling

  • Graceful

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: one of the swans at St. James’s Park in London, England

  • Research

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: a bee honing in on its latest nectar source, atthe Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, in Richmond, England

  • Remember

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: the National War Memorial in Ottawa, Canada’s capital city

  • Humour

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: a mother swan and her cygnets at St. James’s Park in London, England

  • Kidding

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: a close up of a beautiful Gloucestershire field during a drive in the Cotswolds, England

  • Leadership

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: Manchester University, from my first visit there in 2017. All my best to the many EAs and PAs gathering in Manchester from across the UK this evening for the Manchester PA Awards – #McrPAawards – an evening of recognising and celebrating peers, and fundraising for a worthy cause!

  • Nature

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: in the midst of a bed of peonies at Kew Garden, England

  • Repetition

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: Vancouver, Canada this past weekend, seen from Jericho Beach

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 Results: The state of minutes in 2019

With thanks to all who participated in my latest Weekend Poll, here are your responses to my questions associated with all those hours you spend on minutes! Minutes are part of the career A whopping 96% of respondents told me…

Weekend Poll: Time to talk about minutes

Minutes. They’re part of almost every assistant’s job description, and your finished results go on to represent the organisation’s history. Little wonder some assistants are uncomfortable with this aspect of the role. Let’s take a look at your experience.

Assistants and self-promotion: Weekend Poll results

We know that assistants often excel at advocating for others and negotiating on behalf of their employers. In my latest Weekend Poll, I asked how comfortable you are with self-promotion and negotiating on your own behalf. Here are the results!

Opportunities

A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: the Market Square (Markt) in Bruges, Belgium. This market has been in existence since 985, and I took this photo around the corner from the Belfry.

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Futures

A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: While we’ve had sunny and mild temperatures in Vancouver the last couple of days, thoughts are turning toward winter … and this shot of winter waters I captured near the beginning of this year.

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Leaders

A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: one of the assorted breeds of flamingoes at Slimbridge Wetland Centre, situated (as you might guess) near a place called Slimbridge, in Gloucestershire, England. I drove here from Bath, enroute to the Cotswolds this last May. It’s part way between Bristol and Gloucester. Known as WWT Slimbridge, this wetland wildlife reserve has been in place since 1947 and is considered by many to be the birthplace of modern conservation.

Learn More