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You are good in your job, maybe the best on your team. You are a natural leader, perhaps the best in your industry. You're smart, maybe the most educated of the company. But, are you the best colleague? What do your teammates say about you? Do they like you? One colleague, an uncongenial colleague can contaminate the entire team. You know "It only takes one bad apple to spoil the whole bunch". Are you, maybe, perhaps, that apple? Let's find out.
Easter, the Christian celebration of Christ's resurrection, is celebrated throughout the world at churches and around the table with family and friends. In our current era of diversity, it is sometimes difficult to know what to do, or not, when gathering to eat.
The President of the United States, Barack Obama, will be hosting the Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, during an official visit, including a White House state dinner on Thursday, March 10th, 2016. If you are one of the privileged few invited guests to this prestigious banquet or if you will soon be doing dinner or lunch, here's what you should know.
It's also important to be authentic and true to your relationship. The person has not changed and wants to be treated as you always have. He or she is that special someone in your life, with cancer, for now. If someone in your world has cancer, here is a guide of words and actions to comfort, soothe and show you care.
Once upon a time, etiquette experts would have completely discouraged your daughter of asking for money. Untraditional and tacky, they would have tissed! Rest assured. As a modern manners maven, I know one thing for sure: etiquette evolves based on societal norms.
Since etiquette is a cultural issue, when you are the visitor travelling abroad, it's up to you to adapt. Greet according to regional customs. Do your homework. Ask the expert. Follow your host's lead.
Are you invited to celebrate this global happening? If so, to make sure that you'll be invited back next year, here are some good to know conversation pieces, dos, don'ts and chicken wing eating 101.
For starters, every first time wedding invitation has a gift obligation. The only exception is when you're a distant colleague, friend or family member, and you have not had any contact with either of the future newlyweds.
Happy New Year! Are you ready? What do you want to broadcast in 2016? What do you want the buzz about you to be behind your back, when the door closes, when you leave a client, a colleague, or even your boss? What reputation do you want to have?
It's the most wonderful time of the year. There are cocktails, potlucks, buffets and traditional dinner invitations. But what is one to do about all those dietary restrictions and trends? Whether you are a host or guest, you may be wondering about diet dos and don'ts -- rules and responsibilities.