• Destinations

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: Cannon Beach, Oregon, USA

  • Listen

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

  • Distortion

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

  • Vancouver’s Not-So-Smelly Corpse Flower

    The smell has come and gone, but Vancouverites are still flocking to see the unique Corpse Plant. Any guesses as to how the largest flowering plant on the planet earned its name?

  • Opportunities

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: a kayaker off Point Grey, with Vancouver’s North Shore mountains in the background

  • Fun

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

  • Unconditional

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: the beach off Point Grey in Vancouver, Canada

  • Celebrate

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: sunset over the Pacific Ocean, at Oregon’s incredible Cannon Beach

  • Kristin Parker: Insights from Phoenix, Arizona

    For this week’s Real Careers interview, we’re near Phoenix, Arizona to meet with Kristin Parker.

  • Calculations

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot’s from close to home: I photographed the vivid rhododendron from Van Dusen Botanical Garden in Vancouver, Canada

  • Imagine

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: Gaudi House/Museum, in Park Güell, Barcelona, Spain

  • Weekend Poll Results: Do Your Principals Assume You’re Happy?

    Do you and your principal discuss your job satisfaction and career aspirations? Or are there assumptions that you’re jumping for joy? Read on for the results of my latest Weekend Poll.

  • Anything

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: Haystack Rock in Cannon Beach, Oregon

  • Greatness

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: a beach off the coast of Fife, Scotland – famous for the Chariots of Fire running scene and because it’s immediately adjacent to The Royal and Ancient Golf Course of St. Andrews

  • Open

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: an incredible orchid cultivated at Keukenhof, a much-visited Spring garden in Lisse, The Netherlands … an easy bus ride from Amsterdam

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…

weekend poll

Weekend Poll: How Confident Are You?

This weekend, we’re looking at confidence and resilience in the context of your career. This is my second annual poll on the topic, so watch for year-over-year results next Tuesday.

Weekend Poll Results: Do Your Principals Assume You’re Happy?

Do you and your principal discuss your job satisfaction and career aspirations? Or are there assumptions that you’re jumping for joy? Read on for the results of my latest Weekend Poll.

Weekend Poll Results: Not Many Are Concerned About Alexa vs. Assistants

… at least in the short term. I asked readers to look ahead both five and 10 years, and rate your degree of concern about robots and computers replacing you in your job. Here’s what you said.

Destinations

A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: Cannon Beach, Oregon, USA

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Listen

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

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Distortion

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

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