Think of how productive we could be if it weren't for the many distractions buzzing around us in our workspaces. While we can't eliminate all of the things that interrupt us throughout the day, we can manage a surprising number of them.
We've all been turned down at some point in our careers and overcoming the rebuff with grace is a leadership skill best acquired through firsthand experience. The good news is that a "no" is often just a step in the direction of a future "yes."
Why would someone choose to do business with you? Because you have taken the time, and put in the effort to give them your best self.
Dear Julie, My niece is getting married in a civil ceremony, in May. Since this Valentine's Day announcement, the family climate is extremely explosive with regards to the payment of her wedding. According to wedding etiquette guidelines, do her parents have to pay? Please enlighten us
It's pretty simple. Yet, somehow, we forget. We eat too much, sleep too little, wake up on the wrong side of life, are running late, annoyed by fate ...
If you're an entrepreneur working to make a name for your business, chances are good you're aware of your competition. The challenge is to channel that awareness into positive momentum as you grow your brand. Here are five tips to get started...
While they do enjoy some distinct advantages in making connections, their gregarious nature can also work against them.
Every February the 14, throughout the globe, couples profess their love to each other. In the era of technology, where texts and videos are replacing handwritten cards and when equality of the sexes should be the norm, this is the one day of the year where men are expected to polish their swords and wear their capes to seduce their lady.
Whether you decide to go all out and have a girlfriends' brunch or stay at home and relax, treat yourself as kindly as you would someone else.
5. Be a gracious guest. If you're invited to stay in someone's home, always ask permission before you bring your pets, friends, family or anyone else for that matter.
My child borrowed an iPod from a friend in school and did not let me know. I confiscated it and threw it away without realizing it belonged to someone else. The other child's parent called me and told me to replace it. I don't understand how that parent could have made such a request.
Review your itinerary, check the weather forecast, and plan accordingly. It's not necessary to take your entire closet for a one-week stay abroad.
The countdown to Super Bowl XLIX has begun. The Seattle Seahawks are about to defend their title against the New England Patriots. This fanatical day is all about football but also about family, friends and foods. Don't get flagged for foul play, follow these 10 party manners and get re-invited for next year's Super Bowl L.
All eyes are on Phoenix as Super Bowl XLIX takes places this Sunday between the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots. If you're attending a Super Bowl party, don't leave your etiquette at home.
Look the part. One of the first changes I made was swapping out my leather tote for a conservative, oversized briefcase. A friend had one similar and I decided to treat myself. The choice was a style disaster. A successful look depends on developing your own personal taste.
Etiquette rules primarily include encouraging respect for self and others. These simple courtesies ideally start at home.