Harassed executives all have professional Personal Assistants to organize their lives and schedule – we’ve all heard the cliche of the busy company director getting his P.A. to buy his wife’s birthday, anniversary and Christmas presents. Concierge and Lifestyle management services take the place of that competent secretary, with her little black book of contacts [...]
So it’s your first day in the new job – here are a few tips to help you to set off on the right foot. Remember that the impact you make in the first few days will have a lasting effect on the way you are perceived by your employer and other staff.
Jeeves, as in ‘Jeeves and Wooster’ by P.G. Wodehouse, was in fact not a Butler per se. Rather he was Bertie Wooster’s Valet, a ‘gentleman’s personal gentleman’. In other words Jeeves focus was solely on the immediate requirements of his employer and not on that of a household.
So what is a Butler? What is ‘The Butler Way’ ? Is it a frame of mind, a definable set of skills or perhaps an ideal to pursue, a Holy Grail of excellence? Moreover is the ‘Butler Way’ something to be striven for by domestic staff alone or is it rather an ethos to which [...]