Category: Executive

Getting It Done: Three Steps to Goal-Setting Success (BONUS) 90-Day Action Plan Worksheet

I have a friend who says he doesn’t like to write, he likes to have written. The truth is, he loves to write, but not as much as he loves the satisfaction that comes from […]

20 tips to dress appropriately for work

Whether you like it or not, the way you look plays a role in your success in the modern workplace. “The problem with appearance is that it translates to performance,” says Nicole Williams, a career […]

Practical Ways that Canadian Startups Can Go Global (Without Leaving Home)

If you’re from Canada and have traveled abroad, you’ve probably got one somewhere—a beat-up maple leaf patch that is sewn onto your backpack or jacket. In a world that can seem big and scary, that little insignia […]

An Outfit for Business Casual or Just Business

“Business Casual” means different things in different offices.  In my Hill office, it meant no jeans, ever.  When I worked at the court, it meant jeans but only with a jacket.  And on campaigns, it […]

To prepare for the future of work, we could do much worse than learning from Geoffrey Owens.

Remember Owens? He’s the former Cosby Show actor who was thrust into our timelines after a “look where he is now” image of him bagging groceries at Trader Joe’s went viral. The tabloids’ attempt was to […]

HOW TO TALK TO THE EMPLOYEE WHO KNOWS EVERYTHING

Have an employee who thinks they know everything? Their answers are always right. They dismiss the opinions of others. And they don’t want to collaborate because their way is the only way. If this sounds […]

Top tips for taking effective minutes

As an Executive Assistant, it’s likely that at some point or another your Executive will ask you to take minutes at a meeting. It’s normal to feel a little overwhelmed by the idea of doing […]

What Every Leader Needs to Know About Letting Go Without Losing Control

Great leaders know when and how to let go without losing control. I was reminded of this timeless truth and how crucial it is to let go of the reigns more often during a recent experience […]

Mindful Eating In Your Everyday Life

The link between what you eat and how your body performs is clearly established. Even your brain function improves with the right vitamins and minerals. In fact, approximately 20 percent of the calories you consume are used […]

How to build trust with your Executive

One of the most common challenges I hear from Assistants who want to push their career forward is that their Executive’s do not trust them enough to hand overexciting projects and tasks. This is generally […]