Family Office

Don Turner: Being a Male Celebrity Assistant

There is a certain gender stigma attached to specific industries within the workplace. To the lay person, a Personal or Executive Assistant is usually seen as a female; both television and cinema often depict a successful business mogul having his or her own female assistant. The reality is that the …

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How your PA will raise your EQ

Countless research keeps telling us that the secret to success lies in our EQ: our ability of being and acting Emotionally Intelligent. There are guidelines and coaching sessions available. The thing is, if you aspire to be truly successful there is no way you could use your EQ to its …

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Making (and Keeping) It Personal

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Our 24/7 instant-access virtual world has taken the “person” out of “personal,” even in private service. Until we all turn into robots with hard drives that we plug into a power station, I suggest we take a breath and slow down long enough to remember that we are all living, …

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Why you should share your goals with your PA…

Each year we start off strong and jolly by making New Year’s resolutions and making lists of new and exciting goals. We analyze our past efforts, draw conclusions and we are audaciously motivated to get all of planned goals achieved this year. Yes, this year will be your year! Now, …

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Forget the Free Lunch: Build a Culture of Respect Instead

“Everyone has inside themselves a piece of good news. Everyone is a very great, very important character. Everyone must be persuaded that they are immensely important. Everyone must respect them. We must listen to each other attentively. Give them great hopes, they need them. Yes, make them grow proud!” Ugo …

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10 Career Resolutions for 2016

Do you want to make some big career moves in 2016? Whether you want to land your dream job, earn a long-awaited promotion, or want to change careers entirely, here are 10 ways to step up your game and stand out from the rest in 2016. Ask for it. In …

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7 ways to say THANK YOU

We all flourish when we feel acknowledged and appreciated. But the expression of such can have many forms. Some see financial gratifications as the main source of acknowledgement. Some need gifts and compliments. Some praise for even the smallest of things. The simple THANK YOU is the easiest and most …

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5 Ways To Make Your Principal Feel Like a Celebrity

Have you ever wondered how the assistants to celebrities keep their über-famous principals happy, calm, and on time considering that the word “no” is rarely in their vocabulary? If the answer is “yes,” allow me to pull back the curtain on a few trade secrets that will make your principal …

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