Lifestyle

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 Ways to Have a Gratitude Attitude During National Gratitude Month

By |2018-11-02T13:59:07+00:00November 5th, 2018|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Lifestyle, Self-Awareness|

Family Time by Pexels November is officially National Gratitude month, and what better way to celebrate than to make an extra effort daily to thank someone in your life. It’s no coincidence that gratitude month and Thanksgiving fall during 30 day period. However, gratitude means more than saying “thanks.” It is a [...]

Diwali: The Festival of Lights

By |2018-11-02T13:41:06+00:00November 2nd, 2018|celebrations, Cross-Cultural, Culture, Festival, India, Lifestyle, Relationships|

Diwali Celebration by Natalie Carroll on flikr This year the world gets to admire Diwali, India’s most important celebration, on November 7th. Regardless of the different faiths practiced in India, Hindus, Jains, Buddhist and Sikhs, this holiday is celebrated by most in the country because the festival represents the triumph of [...]

10 Ways to Honor Our Veterans 2018

By |2018-10-22T10:54:59+00:00November 1st, 2018|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Lifestyle, Relationship Building, Relationships, Social Etiquette, U.S. Holidays, United States, US Observances|

Theodore Schweitzer Navy Photo by Sharon Schweitzer Our nation comes together on November 11 to remember the men and women who have served or are actively serving our country. My father Theodore L. Schweitzer served in the U.S. Navy for 21 years, retiring from Oceana Naval Air Station, Virginia Beach, Virginia, U.S.A. [...]

International Strategic Planning Month

By |2018-10-11T14:54:15+00:00October 29th, 2018|Business and the Environment, Cross-Cultural, Culture, Lifestyle, Strategic Planning|

Photo taken from Pixabay Strategic planning is an essential process throughout the lifespan of a company. It identifies priorities, allocates resources, and can pivot the company direction toward success. Strategic plans can be drawn for short-term projects or long term goals. If you think your company is not in need of a [...]

US Thanksgiving Holiday Explained

By |2018-10-24T16:46:23+00:00October 24th, 2018|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Dining, Family time, Holiday Parties, Holiday Season, Hosting duties, Lifestyle, Relationships, Travel, U.S. Holidays, United States|

Thanksgiving Cheer by Pexels For many U.S. Americans Thanksgiving is their favorite holiday - the day is centered around family, feasting, and football. This week in November holds the record as the busiest time to travel in the U.S. If you are visiting, living, or working in the U.S., don’t let [...]

Eat Better, Eat Together Month

By |2018-10-11T14:54:15+00:00October 22nd, 2018|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Culture, Dining, Family time, Intercultural, Lifestyle, Quality time, Relationship Building, Relationships, Social Etiquette, U.S. Holidays|

  Family meal by Pixabay Nowadays we live in a society where we are constantly on the go. It often seems like there aren't enough hours in the day to dine with the people we appreciate the most. As professionals who work eight to nine hours a day it is a challenge [...]

4 Cross-Cultural Tips for a Successful Office Halloween

By |2018-10-18T16:55:40+00:00October 17th, 2018|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Business and the Environment, Business Etiquette, celebrations, Culture, Holiday Parties, Holiday Season, Lifestyle, Relationship Building, Self-Awareness, Social Etiquette, U.S. Holidays, United States, Workplace Etiquette|

Halloween reminds us of a cardinal rule in U.S. business - to avoid mixing work and pleasure. This is why during the holiday season, there is a need for a balance between productivity and company morale. Consider these celebratory tips to enjoy a culturally appropriate holiday with colleagues and customers.

National Business Women’s Week

By |2018-10-11T14:54:16+00:00October 15th, 2018|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Intercultural, Lifestyle, Relationship Building, Relationships, Self-Awareness, Women in Business, Women in the Workforce|

Meeting by Pexels It is 2018 and we are in a time in history where women are growing a stronger and louder voice, sense of empowerment and motivation to be part of the businesses world. It is no surprise that women are an essential key for success, their input and creativity give [...]

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