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Confidant

 

a stock character in French and Russian classical tragedy of the 17th and 18th centuries. The confidant is usually a person close to the hero or heroine, such as a nurse, tutor, or secretary. It is a supporting role: in answering the confidant’s questions, the hero reveals his own thoughts, feelings, and actions.

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The Confidante will join The Unbound Collection by Hyatt, which has properties around the world, including The Driskill Hotel in Austin, Texas; the Htel du Louvre in Paris, France; the Carmelo Resort & Spa in Carmelo, Uruguay; and the Coco Palms Resort in Kauai, Hawaii, which is expected to undergo a revitalization and re-open in spring 2018.
True confidantes are rare," adds Jacobs, whose $900 million firm encompasses several luxury boat manufacturers, including Glastron and Larson.
Obviously, the best confidantes are people with whom a high degree of intimacy already exists.
Confidantes are a more precious commodity than ever, in part because the CEO position has become a revolving door.
Singling out an employee to be a confidante can undermine morale within an organization.
Boards are no longer the potential confidante pool they once were.
A proven track record is a prerequisite, concurs Bob Dilenschneider, the CEO of a Manhattan public relations firm who has served as a confidante to various CEOs over the years.