Business Etiquette

Three Tips for Cross-Cultural Mastery in the UAE

By |2018-10-11T14:54:27+00:00March 28th, 2018|Bridging the Cultural Divide, Business Etiquette, Career Tips, Cross-Cultural, Cross-Cultural Tips for Doing Business in, Culture, global competency, Intercultural, intercultural competence, Middle East, Middle East Culture|

As we discovered during our January visit, from the dazzling city of Dubai, to the buzzing metropolis of Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates is rapidly climbing the ranks of the global business ladder, and investors worldwide are taking note. According to the Institute of International Finance, FDI into the UAE jumped from 8.9 billion [...]

Doing Business in South Africa in Inspiring New Ways

By |2018-10-11T14:54:28+00:00March 5th, 2018|Africa, Bridging the Cultural Divide, Business Etiquette, Career Tips, Cross-Cultural, Cross-Cultural Tips for Doing Business in, Culture, Intercultural, intercultural competence, Travel|

South Africa’s workforce is known for its entrepreneurial spirit, resilience, and warmth, attracting business professionals and investors alike. South Africa's economy is the second largest on the African continent after Nigeria. It is home to thriving tourism, industrial and mining sectors as well as developing technological industries. In fact, South Africa is the world’s largest [...]

Year of the Dog: Energy, Integrity, and New Connections

By |2018-10-11T14:54:28+00:00February 14th, 2018|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Asia, Business Etiquette, China, Chinese Culture, Chinese New Year, Cross-Cultural, Culture, Global Traditions, Holiday Season, International Holidays, Language and Culture, Legends and Myths|

In Eastern Asia, excitement is building as nations prepare to celebrate for a new Zodiac year. Chinese New Year, celebrated on February 16, 2018, brings families together for festivals and feasts during the biggest holiday in many Asian cultures. It holds special  meaning tied to the Zodiac cycle. The Zodiac Cycle is a 60-year period [...]

IQ versus EQ: Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace

By |2018-10-11T14:54:30+00:00January 11th, 2018|Business and the Environment, Business Etiquette, Career Tips, Office Culture, Self-Awareness, Social Etiquette, Workplace Etiquette|

Emotional Intelligence can make or break client relationships, our work environment, and our ability to successfully communicate with our colleagues. Sharing 5 ways to grow your interpersonal skills.

Refresh Your Desk: 10 Tips for a Tidy Workspace

By |2018-10-11T14:54:30+00:00January 8th, 2018|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Business Etiquette, Career Tips, Gracious Living, Interview Etiquette, Lifestyle, Modern Manners, Office Culture, Social Etiquette, Workplace Etiquette|

Stay focused and organized with everything you need at your fingertips. Save yourself the headache of a disorganized workspace and refresh your desk with these practical 10 tips.

Build Benchmarks in 2018

By |2018-10-11T14:54:30+00:00January 4th, 2018|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Business Etiquette, Career Tips, Global Traditions, Gracious Living, International Holidays, Lifestyle, Modern Manners, Networking, Office Culture, Self-Awareness, Workplace Etiquette|

While creating benchmarks improves performance, it’s always good to check how development is changing the outcome. If you observe that you’re not getting the outcome you want, determine the cause and change approach. Change can happen slowly or quickly, but persistence is key.

Stress-Free 2018: 5 Tips for Eliminating Office Stress

By |2018-10-11T14:54:30+00:00December 21st, 2017|Business Etiquette, Career Tips, Culture, Lifestyle, Modern Manners, Networking, Office Culture, Relationship Building, Self-Awareness, Social Etiquette, Workplace Etiquette|

If your job generates stress that impacts your workplace satisfaction and personal health, you’re not alone. Consider these 5 tips for a healthier office environment and take the first steps towards a stress-free workplace.

How to Make Your Desk Space Less Distracting

By |2018-10-11T14:54:31+00:00December 20th, 2017|Business Etiquette, Career Tips, Customer Service Etiquette, Lifestyle, Millennials, Modern Manners, Networking, Office Culture, Workplace Etiquette|

There are many distractions in the office, some more difficult to ignore than others. Limiting yourself to the fun and stress-free activities and interactions will help you stay focused for the new year.

Arabic in the 2018 Business World: Three Reasons to Learn Arabic

By |2018-10-11T14:54:31+00:00December 13th, 2017|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Bridging the Cultural Divide, Business Case for Cross-Cultural Training, Business Etiquette, Career Tips, Cross-Cultural, Cross-Cultural Tips for Doing Business in, Culture, global competency, Global Traditions, International Protocol, International Travel Tips, Language and Culture, Middle East, Middle East Culture, Relationship Building, Travel|

The U.N. Arabic Language Day is celebrated on Dec. 18 every year, the following 3 reasons will not only inform you, but encourage you to consider learning Arabic in 2018.

Corporate Telephone Etiquette: A Wake Up Call for Millennials

By |2018-10-11T14:54:31+00:00December 12th, 2017|avoiding international blunders, Bridging the Cultural Divide, Business Etiquette, Career Tips, Customer Service Etiquette, global competency, Global Etiquette, Gracious Living, intercultural competence, Lifestyle, Millennials, Modern Manners, Networking, Office Culture, Phone Etiquette and Protocol, Relationship Building, Self-Awareness, Social Etiquette, Workplace Diversity, Workplace Etiquette|

In an era when everyday communication methods involve GIF keyboards, Snapchat filters, and group messaging, young professionals are poorly trained on verbal telephone conversations. If you fall into this category, consider these 5 guidelines for corporate telephone etiquette.

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