Business Etiquette

Take It As Self-Growth ; Honoring Self-Improvement Month

By |2018-10-11T14:54:18+00:00September 19th, 2018|Business Etiquette, Intercultural, Lifestyle, Relationship Building, Relationships, Self-Awareness|

Book image from Pixabay Self Improvement is the search to become a better version of yourself in different aspects of life. It may involve improving your mental and physical health, along with attitudes in your personal and professional life. Examples include improving nutrition, active lifestyle, family interactions, attitudes, goals at work. Many [...]

3 Cross-Cultural Tips for Doing Business in Argentina: The Land of Silver

By |2018-10-11T14:54:20+00:00September 5th, 2018|Argentina, Business Etiquette, Career Tips, Culture, Customer Service Etiquette, Intercultural, intercultural competence, Language and Culture, Relationships, Self-Awareness, Social Etiquette, South America, Travel, Travel Etiquette, Traveling Etiquette, Workplace Diversity|

Buenos Aires photo by Deensel on flikr Argentum, the Latin term for silver, is the reason behind the country’s name Argentina. The origin comes from the first Spanish conquerors to reach the Rio de La Plata, or the Silver River, where they were welcomed by the natives with gifts from this precious material. [...]

5 Travel Packing Tips for French Wine Country Excursion

By |2018-10-11T14:54:20+00:00August 14th, 2018|Business Etiquette, Career Tips, Cross-Cultural, Cross-Cultural Tips for Doing Business in, Culture, Dining, France, Global Etiquette, Global Tipping, Intercultural, Lifestyle, Travel, Travel Etiquette, Traveling Etiquette, Wine Etiquette|

Oh France! Producer of eight billions bottles and 53 litres of wine per capita a year, France is a wine’s lover dream destination. A plan to visit France and experience its culture is exciting and on many lifetime “must do” lists. So how do you efficiently pack for 80-90 degree days, afternoons in damp [...]

The Ghost Gala: Obon Festival

By |2018-10-11T14:54:20+00:00August 10th, 2018|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Business and the Environment, Business Etiquette, Cross-Cultural, Culture, Gala Etiquette, gift-giving, Global Celebrations, Global Traditions, Holiday Parties, Holiday Season, Intercultural, International Holidays, International Travel Tips, Japan, Language and Culture, Legends and Myths, Lifestyle, Relationship Building, Relationships, Religious Celebrations, Self-Awareness, Social Etiquette, Travel|

The Obon (or Bon) Festival, widely known as the Festival of Souls, commences on August 13th and ends on August 16th this year. This annual Japanese Buddhist three-day festival is dedicated to celebrating Japanese family heritage. The origin begins with a disciple of Buddha, Mokuren (Maha Maudgalyayana), who used his powers to peer [...]

International Friendship Day

By |2018-10-11T14:54:21+00:00August 7th, 2018|Business Etiquette, Career Tips, Lifestyle, Modern Manners, Networking, Office Culture, Relationship Building, Relationships, Self-Awareness, Social Etiquette, TX Business Etiquette, United States, Workplace Diversity, Workplace Etiquette|

Tips to Overcome Challenges in a Friendship For those of you that didn't know this past Sunday was International Friendship Day, which is celebrated on the first Sunday of August every year. August is known to be a month filled with good fortune, happiness and harmony. One would say this holiday is sacred. [...]

Asking for Job References: Modern Manners Q&A for Millennials

By |2018-10-11T14:54:22+00:00May 23rd, 2018|Business Etiquette, Career Tips, Millennials|

It’s that time of year when reference requests quadruple. As an employment attorney, business etiquette expert and avid blogger, young readers often solicit advice about how to ask for professional references when they don’t have a tremendous amount of experience. We offer our responses to common questions from curious job seekers as a [...]

National Humor Month: Four Tips for Culturally-Sensitive Humor

By |2018-10-11T14:54:26+00:00April 6th, 2018|avoiding international blunders, Business and the Environment, Business Etiquette, Career Tips, Cross-Cultural, Culture, Intercultural, intercultural competence, Language and Culture, Observances - Monthly & Daily, Office Culture, Self-Awareness, US Observances, Workplace Diversity, Workplace Etiquette|

From harmless puns and silly memes, to stereotypical jokes and shady sarcasm, humor is a diverse concept with a slightly different meaning for everyone. Whether you consider yourself a born jokester, or prefer to keep a serious profile, it’s vital to understand humor’s place in a professional environment, especially if the workplace is multicultural. As [...]

Unlocking Zimbabwe’s Buzzing Business Culture

By |2018-10-11T14:54:27+00:00April 4th, 2018|Africa, Bridging the Cultural Divide, Business and the Environment, Business Etiquette, Career Tips, Cross-Cultural, Cross-Cultural Tips for Doing Business in, global competency, Intercultural, intercultural competence, International Travel Tips, Relationship Building, Self-Awareness, Workplace Etiquette, Zimbabwe|

As the African Cats are poised to overtake the Asian Tigers, Zimbabwe has gained international attention as a popular investment and expansion location. An English-speaking African nation with blossoming mining and manufacturing sectors, we discovered during our recent business travels that Zimbabwe's economy is a diamond in the rough.   Ten years ago, new promise [...]

Unlocking Estonia’s Thriving Business Culture: 3 Cross-Cultural Tips

By |2018-10-11T14:54:27+00:00March 30th, 2018|Business Etiquette, Career Tips, Cross-Cultural, Cross-Cultural Tips for Doing Business in, Estonia, global competency, Intercultural, intercultural competence, International Travel Tips, Technology/Gear, Travel|

Few people might expect the small Baltic nation of Estonia to become an international leader in technological and start-up sectors, but this northern European powerhouse has led the continent in tech development over the last decade. Not only does it have one of the highest ranked business environments (ranked 12th in the world by World [...]

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