Business Etiquette

5 Tips for Overcoming Work Stress

By |2021-04-19T23:24:36-05:00April 19th, 2021|Business Etiquette, Career Tips, Lifestyle, Stress|

Image: stock.adobe.com By Kittiphan The U.S. is known for its “work hard, play hard” mentality. While it ranks tenth on the list of Hardest Working Countries 2021 (Mexico and Costa Rica rank first and second), many consider the U.S. American workplace to be one of the most stressful worldwide. Source: https://worldpopulationreview.com/country-rankings/hardest-working-countries In fact, [...]

The Future of Work and Returning to the Office

By |2021-04-19T00:00:37-05:00April 18th, 2021|Business Etiquette, Career Tips, Workplace Etiquette|

Image: stock.adobe.com By vichie81 As businesses begin to reopen their physical offices, employers have been wrestling with evolving state and local COVID-19 mandates as well as implementing their own health and safety protocols. Each organization has its own culture and business drivers, so returning to the workplace isn’t a “one-size-fits-all” scenario. Whether you've been working [...]

4 Tips for Clean Out Your Inbox Week 2021

By |2021-01-26T19:28:08-06:00January 26th, 2021|Business Etiquette|

Image Credit: stock.adobe.com By NicoElNino Time is important worldwide, however it is viewed differently in various cultures. As you can imagine, when coaching multicultural teams and global leaders, time management is a challenging discussion topic. Numerous experts, including Edward Hall, have said that there are two main ways of viewing time: flexible and strict. Flexible time [...]

A Day On, Not a Day Off, MLK Day 2021Ways to Answer the Call to Serve

By |2021-01-17T16:21:54-06:00January 17th, 2021|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Business Etiquette, Cross-Cultural|

Image Credit: stock.adobe.com By Tharun On Monday, January 18, 2021, our nation celebrates a national holiday in honor of the leadership and compassion of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, who tirelessly led the United States in her struggle for civil rights and community values. His vision of a nation free of discrimination and oppression inspired [...]

Responding Graciously to Highly-Charged Political Questions

By |2021-01-13T14:05:03-06:00January 13th, 2021|Business Etiquette, Cross-Cultural, Politics, United States|

Image: stock.adobe.com By flysnow Joseph R. Biden, Jr. is scheduled to be inaugurated on Wednesday, January 20, 2021, during the Covid-19 pandemic. In light of the events of last week, this event will occur with unprecedented levels of security with the world observing our democracy. Once again our readers are asking us for advice about how [...]

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 [...]

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: [...]

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, [...]

10 Tips for Successfully Handling the Cultural Implications of Smartphones

By |2019-03-19T12:15:10-05:00March 18th, 2019|avoiding international blunders, Bridging the Cultural Divide, Business and the Environment, Business Etiquette, Cross-Cultural, Cultural Snapshot, Culture, Lifestyle, Self-Awareness, Social Etiquette|

Forced Perspective by Pexels A recent study by the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology found that smartphone use undermines the benefits and enjoyment of real world, face-to-face interactions. In an age of all things digital, how do we balance the utility of technology with real life engagement? We dove into the research [...]

7 Dining Etiquette Tips to Master a Business Meal

By |2019-01-10T12:16:11-06:00February 5th, 2019|Business and the Environment, Business Etiquette, Career Tips, Cross-Cultural, Culture, Dining, Lifestyle, Relationship Building, Self-Awareness, Social Etiquette, Workplace Etiquette|

Dash of mint by shutterstock  Proper dining technique is an important executive skill that demonstrates modern manners. These skills make a meal more enjoyable for everyone. For individuals seeking to make a good impression at a business meal, here are 7 tips to wow your boss, gain confidence, and slay the meal-time [...]

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