Elegant businessman buttoning his suit coat. To button or not to button is the age-old question when it comes to a man’s suit coat. Some men seem to know when to button, when to unbutton and which button to button under which circumstances. Others don’t seem to get it all. Perhaps
When I clicked on the link to her recent blog post by my friend and colleague Melissa Gratias, I was so impressed by what she wrote that I knew I had to share it. Melissa is a productivity psychologist, a title she says she invented. Her article is right on target as we reach the
Tis the season to be jolly, but tis also the season for colds and flu. That makes it the season to practice the etiquette of cold and flu for your sake and that of others. While you are spreading joy and goodwill, be careful that you are not spreading germs as well. At this time
It’s inevitable—the annual holiday office party. You can pretty much count on it every year. This year approximately 75% of bosses are planning to treat their employees to what they deem to be a festive celebration. For some, this is a much anticipated and eagerly awaited event. For others, not so much. They would rather
It goes without saying that this has been a difficult year with a contentious presidential primary. You probably thought that peace would be restored once the election process was final. Wrong. In many ways, it has only gotten worse. Do you dare talk politics during this holiday season? Before the election, there were those who
After what has been the most divisive and disgraceful presidential primary in modern times, if not ever, when all sense of human kindness, courtesy, etiquette and good manners have been abandoned, we are coming to the end. By that I mean the end of the primary; certainly not the end of the election. Tuesday the
When business organizations instituted business casual days in the 1990’s, they created a dilemma which lives on today. What to wear to work?
When you have offended a business associate or client, a sincere apology is essential if you wish to continue the relationship and move forward.
Do you think that good manners and customer service are one and the same? If you answered “yes”, you’re right. Isn’t it amazing how many people don’t seem to understand that today? Everywhere you turn, there is someone with a horror story about customer service. Any businessperson who doesn’t believe that good customer relations are
One of my favorite TV show is NCIS. My attraction is more to the characters than the plot. I am particularly fascinated with Leroy Jethro Gibbs and his 50 or so "rules." In case you do not know, Rule #1 is "Never let suspects stay together." That has nothing to do with email etiquette, but