The Tradition of Christian Advent Explained

By |2018-12-04T11:56:58+00:00December 5th, 2018|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Cross-Cultural, Holiday Season, Lifestyle, Religious Celebrations, US Observances|

Advent Wreath by flikr What is Christian Advent? Advent, a word that translates to 'coming' in Latin, is a Christian countdown to the days until Christmas to symbolically honor the coming of Jesus Christ and his birth into the world. While the adults lead prayer, light candles, and arrange time with one [...]

Tips for Observing Universal Human Rights Month

By |2018-12-03T16:47:05+00:00December 4th, 2018|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Cross-Cultural, Culture, Global Etiquette, Gracious Living, Holiday Season, International Protocol, Lifestyle, Relationships, Self-Awareness|

Life in Color “All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.”                                       [...]

7 Tips On Dockless Scooter Etiquette

By |2018-12-10T11:32:40+00:00November 29th, 2018|Cross-Cultural, Culture, Culture and Commercialism, Global Etiquette, Gracious Living, Lifestyle|

Lime Scooter Boy by Pexels Have you ridden an e-scooter yet? E-scooters are the newest efficient, inexpensive transit option available in many U.S. cities. Both Sophie and I have ridden e-scooters to work, and we want to share some thoughts on how to improve the image of dockles scooters. We have observed [...]

5 Practical Considerations for Your Holiday Greetings

By |2018-11-29T16:20:16+00:00November 27th, 2018|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Cross-Cultural, Global Etiquette, Holiday Season, Lifestyle|

Christmas Card by Pexels When running a business of any size, it’s important to understand the value of sending a holiday message. Be it a snail mail card or an email, keep in mind these considerations to determine which method is the best for your customers and business colleagues. Budget: When deciding [...]

Hanukkah/Chanukah Explained

By |2018-11-26T00:21:28+00:00November 26th, 2018|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Business Etiquette, Cross-Cultural, Holiday Season|

Candelabrum by pxhere The beloved and joyous Jewish holiday of Hanukkah/Chanukah, or Festival of Rededication, celebrates the rededication of the Temple in Jerusalem. It is also referred to as the “Festival of Lights.” It usually occurs in December, when the days are the shortest in the northern hemisphere. Here is a quick [...]

10 Tips for a Successful Cookie Exchange

By |2018-11-20T12:01:21+00:00November 19th, 2018|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Culture, Relationships, Self-Awareness, U.S. Holidays, United States, Workplace Diversity|

  Cookie Exchange by Sharon Schweitzer As a young girl, I watched my mother baking batches of Czech kolache and cooling them on metal racks in our fragrant kitchen. Mom would seal them in round Tupperware containers, hoping that my four brothers wouldn’t sneak a few before the holidays.  My sister and [...]

2018 Guide to Holiday Tipping- Sharon Schweitzer

By |2018-11-15T18:30:19+00:00November 16th, 2018|Lifestyle, Travel, U.S. Holidays, United States|

Coin Stack by Pixabay 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 [...]

8 Tips for a Gracious Thanksgiving

By |2018-11-14T13:41:19+00:00November 15th, 2018|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Cross-Cultural, Cross-Cultural Tips for Doing Business in, Culture, Lifestyle, Relationships, U.S. Holidays, United States|

Multicultural Table Setting by Pexels Worldwide, the concept of “graciousness” exists in different cultures. What does it mean? Within Chinese philosophy, when the heart feels empathy (in particular for the oppressed) a person has been touched by grace. In ancient Greek and Roman mythology, graciousness is explained in the form of the Three [...]

How Not to Act Like an Idiot at the Office Holiday Party

By |2018-11-12T19:39:17+00:00November 13th, 2018|Business Etiquette, Cross-Cultural, Culture, Intercultural, Lifestyle, Relationships, Self-Awareness, Social Etiquette, Workplace Etiquette|

Holiday Cheers by Pexels Are you up for a promotion? At the very least, excess celebration and etiquette mistakes can become fodder for next day stories and eventually legend for future parties. Avoid excess celebration and etiquette mistakes that become juicy gossip for the next day and eventually a legend for future [...]

3 Tips for Inspirational Role Models Month

By |2018-11-07T18:39:47+00:00November 8th, 2018|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Culture, Relationships, Self-Awareness, Social Etiquette, U.S. Holidays, United States, US Observances, Women in Business|

Maya Angelou by Zennie Abraham on flikr First created in 2005, Inspirational Role Models the entire month of November is dedicated to those who inspire us with their remarkable deeds. What are some ways for you to be an inspirational role model? Think about the following 3 characteristics: Be a Good [...]

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