Where Will You Find Me This Week?

I’m working away on my upcoming book from home in Vancouver on this Robbie Burns Day – and certainly not in either this chilly setting or (however tempting it may be in January) on a tropical beach! Here in Vancouver, we’re expecting a mild and sometimes sunny weekend – and crocuses and other Spring bulbs have already begun poking their heads above ground.

In addition to working on my book and writing here on my own website, you’ll also find my latest articles in print and online for other publications, as follows.

Cover Story: Executive Secretary Magazine

Exec-Sec-Mag-Jan-Cover-StoryI’m back again on the cover of Executive Secretary Magazine, released today – or, more accurately, publisher Lucy Brazier and senior editor Kathleen Drum have again decided to feature one of my articles as the magazine’s cover story!

In this article, I write about why astute assistants should always be prepared to offer a strong interview … and how to ensure you’re well prepared to deliver.


Governance: Diligent CorporationShelagh-On-Diligent-Blog.png

Drawing on my governance experience (aka more than a decade with responsibility for a board of directors and its five committees), I write about governance issues and boardroom technology for Diligent Corporation. Diligent is an international provider of enterprise governance management (EGM) technological solutions for boards. That translates to portal software that enables boards and board members to securely access and share information in this era of cyber crime, effectively prepare for board meetings, and much more.

I’ve been writing on topics ranging from board oversight of enterprise, social and corporate governance (ESG) practices and performance to my latest article, governance for the cannabis industry that’s recently been legalised in Canada. These articles and others on the Diligent blog will be helpful to any readers who support a board of directors, or would like to understand a bit more about the expectations of boards, directors and the people who support them.


Administrative Assistant’s Update

img_7204I’ve also been invited to contribute to Thomson Reuters’ Canadian publication for the career, Administrative Assistant’s Update (AAU)

For my first three AAU articles, I’ve written about how career executive assistants who perform at a high level can transfer the skills they’ve developed to a governance career … and why they may want to do so!

To help people who may not have contemplated such a career path, my early articles for AAU also delve into the skills and attributes that support success in the world of governance, and a look at how governance continues to evolve.


More conference announcements to follow


Earlier this week, I wrote about five Fellow Training Days at which I’ll be presenting in England and Scotland this Spring for EPAA, the Executive & Personal Assistants Association. Whether you’re a UK reader or work across the English Channel, you’re welcome to register and attend – and group rates are available.

Watch this space for word of more great events at which you’ll find me this year!

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