2020 Guide to Holiday Tipping During the Pandemic – Sharon Schweitzer

By |2020-11-20T17:20:23-06:00November 20th, 2020|Lifestyle, Travel, U.S. Holidays, United States|

The COVID-19 pandemic will impact U.S. tipping customs so holiday gratuities will look different in 2020. We have all been affected by the coronavirus pandemic so we will need to be more thoughtful. It can be difficult to determine how much to spend and what gifts are acceptable this year. It’s important to note that [...]

Madres, Mums and Mommies: Your Global Guide to Mother’s Day

By |2020-05-04T14:11:41-05:00May 4th, 2020|Business Etiquette, celebrations, Colombia, Cross-Cultural, Culture, Culture and Commercialism, Environment, Gracious Living, Holiday Parties, Holiday Season, International Holidays, Lifestyle, Mexico, Modern Manners, Social Etiquette, Spain|

Photo credits: Josh Willink/ Pexels Mother’s Day is celebrated on different days, and completely different seasons, depending on which part of the globe you call home. Regardless of the country or culture, the love of mothers’ crosses international borders. As Mother’s Day approaches, on May 10, 2020, for the U.S. and a few [...]

COVID-19 Etiquette Tips

By |2020-04-28T10:37:27-05:00April 28th, 2020|Culture, Gracious Living, Modern Manners, Social Etiquette, United States|

Worldwide some of our social norms are changing based on Covid-19 or the CoronaVirus. Depending on whom you ask, advise it takes 21 or 30 days to change a habit. So our “new normal” in western cultures that use the handshake like the USA, Canada, UK, Germany, and others may see seismic shifts. What are [...]

10 Ways Leaders Can Hold a Team Together During the COVID-19 WAH Lockdown

By |2020-04-28T10:12:17-05:00April 27th, 2020|Business Etiquette, Career Tips, Lifestyle, Social Etiquette, United States|

How leaders respond or react, adapt, chart a new course, and bounce back as Covid-19 continues to challenge the US and our globe reveals numerous leadership styles. Numerous people have led and worked within global, virtual, and remote teams for decades. There is no question that the pandemic presents organizations with a brand new challenge: [...]

2019 Guide to Holiday Tipping- Sharon Schweitzer

By |2019-11-18T17:24:49-06:00November 18th, 2019|Lifestyle, Travel, U.S. Holidays, United States|

Worldwide, the holiday season is filled with a sense of giving. No matter where you happen to be, you may be swept up in this spirit of generosity. The concept of holiday tipping can be a challenge for the present day tipper. With the ever changing standards, and different rules for each job position, it’s [...]

Global Etiquette Tips for Successful Interactions

By |2019-10-28T15:40:03-05:00October 29th, 2019|Cross-Cultural, Culture, Culture and Commercialism, Dining, Global Etiquette|

To enjoy pleasure travel or success on a business trip, it’s important to be culturally in-tune with your counterparts. So how do you accomplish this when you are trying to pack, handle last-minute items at the office, coordinate with the spouse, house-sitter, kids and the pet? As a traveler who has worked on [...]

Tips On How To Pick This Year’s Halloween Costume

By |2019-10-29T18:39:13-05:00October 28th, 2019|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Cross-Cultural, Culture, Lifestyle, Modern Manners, Social Etiquette|

Painted Pumpkins by publicdomainpictures Guest blog by Sunny Kim Halloween can be an exciting time to celebrate our love for funky costumes, such as the Twilight series, Dracula, or a ghoul. However, one careless mistake can also cause serious damage to your professional reputation. Whether that’s selecting an inappropriate costume, making an insensitive [...]

3 Tips for Hurdling the Language Barrier without Technology

By |2019-10-29T08:08:04-05:00June 20th, 2019|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Business Etiquette, Cross-Cultural, International Protocol, Language and Culture, Lifestyle, Translation, Travel|

Chef Michael by Sharon Schweitzer Recently I spent 3 weeks in France, where we spent 7 nights on an Abercrombie & Kent canal barge cruise. Our travels started in Paris and continued to Champagne. We then boarded a cruise to Beaune with dear ones celebrating a friend’s milestone birthday. One morning, [...]

12 Tips for Productive Summer Friday Afternoons

By |2019-04-29T14:02:49-05:00June 13th, 2019|Cross-Cultural|

Agenda by Pexels As the countdown to the weekend begins, summer Friday afternoons in the office can feel endless. Each new Instagram notification is a temptation at your fingertips, the clock seems motionless, and the extra bit of dark chocolate didn’t deliver its normal punch of motivation. While it’s easy to [...]

5 Tips for Professional Dress This Summer

By |2019-04-29T14:19:07-05:00May 28th, 2019|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, International Protocol, Language and Culture, Relationships, Self-Awareness, Wardrobe, Women in Business, Women in the Workforce, Workplace Etiquette|

Dressed to Impress by Pexels Style goes hand-in-hand with professionalism just as heat goes with summer. But put the two together and the outcome can be disastrous for both men and women alike. Your wardrobe is pivotal in establishing a positive reputation in the workplace; however, staying cool in the scorching temperatures [...]

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