• Weekend Poll: Are You A Workaholic?

    We all like to work hard and smart. Sometimes, though, we let work dominate our lives. For the third consecutive year, I’m asking … Are you a workaholic?

  • Spring

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: London, England’s St. James’s Park last March. Spring was well on its way, with the trees and daffs in bloom, when snowfall caused a change in scenery.

  • Limitless

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: the reception desk at the fabulous Ponchartrain Hotel in New Orleans

  • Gratitude

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: early Spring blossoms from 2017

  • Passions

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: massive white coneflowers along the High Line in NYC. What were once unused rail lines now make for a wonderful walk above and through the city.

  • Weekend Poll Results: How Assistants Really Feel About Digitization and AI

    I asked, and readers answered! Here are your perspectives on AI, digitization and the future of your careers.

  • Realistic

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: one of the most inspiring places you’d want to hike – Signal Hill, Newfoundland. This national historic site is on Canada’s east coast, and closer to England than it is to my own city of Vancouver.

  • Definitions

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: Spring blossoms in Kitsilano

  • Enlightened

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: an early Spring sunset by Struan on Scotland’s Isle of Skye, with the inevitable sheep at hand. I drove around this incredible island each day of my stay and, without fail, pulled over at this spot enroute “home” to the Uig hotel. It’s incredibly beautiful.

  • Bold

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: orchids from one of the many shops in Hong Kong’s Flower Market

  • Weekend Poll: How Do You Feel About Digitization in 2019?

    I’ve been writing for years now on AI and digital disruption. One expert’s take is that people overestimate the immediate (short term) impacts of technologies, but underestimate the long term impacts. How does this make you feel about AI and your career?

  • Fly

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: a swan, one of a variety of fine feathered friends at New Orlean’s Audubon Park. If ever you visit New Orleans, this 350-acre park in the city’s Uptown neighbourhood is a must see. The ancient live oak trees are beautiful.

  • Weekend Poll Results: Well Travelled Assistants

    You are one well travelled bunch! Readers’ 2019 plans include domestic and international travel for leisure, conferences and other business purposes. Click here to read more.

  • Impossible

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot:

  • Play

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: a Great Pacific Blue Heron, flying above the waters off Vancouver’s Spanish Banks

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…

weekend poll

Weekend Poll: Are You A Workaholic?

We all like to work hard and smart. Sometimes, though, we let work dominate our lives. For the third consecutive year, I’m asking … Are you a workaholic?

Weekend Poll Results: How Assistants Really Feel About Digitization and AI

I asked, and readers answered! Here are your perspectives on AI, digitization and the future of your careers.

Weekend Poll: How Do You Feel About Digitization in 2019?

I’ve been writing for years now on AI and digital disruption. One expert’s take is that people overestimate the immediate (short term) impacts of technologies, but underestimate the long term impacts. How does this make you feel about AI and your career?

Spring

A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: London, England’s St. James’s Park last March. Spring was well on its way, with the trees and daffs in bloom, when snowfall caused a change in scenery.

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Limitless

A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: the reception desk at the fabulous Ponchartrain Hotel in New Orleans

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Gratitude

A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: early Spring blossoms from 2017

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