Visionary thought leader, founder and President of The Duncan Group

Melba J. Duncan is the Founder and President of The Duncan Group Inc. Since 1985, the firm has been advising CEOs and other corporate leaders regarding specialised senior management support resources. The firm operates across the United States, and offers expertise in four practice areas: recruitment, organisational consulting, coaching and “executive-level” training for professional Assistants.

Ms. Duncan is the Founder and CEO of the Duncan Leadership Institute, which makes available educational programs in highly specialised skills to maximise the capabilities of current and next generation of Senior-Level and C-Suite Assistants, and multiple tiers of administrative support staff. Courses are delivered by academic professionals. She is author of How to Succeed in Business as an Executive Assistant (Macmillan, 1990), The New Executive Assistant: Advice for Succeeding as an Executive or Administrative Assistant, (McGraw-Hill, 1997), and The Idiot’s Guide to African American History (Pearson Education, Inc., 2003). She has also authored numerous articles, including the iconic overview of the Assistant’s role ‘The Case for Executive Assistants’, featured in the Harvard Business Review.

Management, Leadership and Innovation: The Indispensable Role of Executive Support
Melba J. Duncan

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