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A thought for your day, with my good wishes  …

A person will sometimes devote all his life to

the development of one part of his body – the wishbone.

– Robert Frost

What makes a good boss?

I asked, and you told me

Today, I’m taking readers back to the results of my 2018 Weekend Poll on the topic (and you can watch for the 2019 iteration of this particular poll in the near future).

woman wearing yellow and black plaid shirtI asked readers about the qualities you value in your principals (aka bosses), and shared the results in a written report and this podcast.  We began with recognition of the multiple demands on those in leadership positions, and I also looked inside the positive working relationship enjoyed by two colleagues at Brother UK Limited.

Debbie Grimshaw is Executive Support Manager and EA to the Managing Director (MD). She and MD Phil Jones discussed their values, and I’d suggest that their thoughts make for good listening and reading by many assistants and executives!

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A thought for your day, with my good wishes  …

Many people go fishing all of their lives

without knowing it is not fish they are after

– paraphrasing Henry David Thoreau


A thought for your day, with my good wishes  …

Progress is impossible without change,

and those who can not change their minds can not change anything

– George Bernard Shaw