Relationship Building

4 Tips on Mastering Neighborly Etiquette in a Tech Society

By |2019-01-10T13:07:38-05:00February 26th, 2019|Cross-Cultural, Culture, Lifestyle, Relationship Building, Relationships, Self-Awareness, Social Etiquette|

Home by Pexels  Every society sets expectations and has “social norms.” In society, can chose to follow certain rules or guidelines if we seek to enjoy a positive and comfortable relationship with others. These societal rules are absorbed and learned almost naturally from the people who surround us. In the 21st century, [...]

Introducing Intercultural Competence

By |2019-02-21T10:18:05-05:00February 20th, 2019|Author Reviews and Profiles, book recommendations, Business and the Environment, Cross-Cultural, Culture, global competency, intercultural competence, Lifestyle, Relationship Building, Self-Awareness, Travel, Travel Book Recommendations|

Craig Storti, Sharon Schweitzer, and Alex Matveev by Sietar USA This 3-part blog series is a book review of Dr. Alex Matveev’s excellent book  Intercultural Competence in Organizations. Alex and I met during SIETAR USA in 2017 where we were featured as published authors. We immediately felt a Central-Eastern European bond since he [...]

7 Dining Etiquette Tips to Master a Business Meal

By |2019-01-10T12:16:11-05:00February 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 [...]

4 Ways to Honor Martin Luther King

By |2019-01-10T16:02:47-05:00January 15th, 2019|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, celebrations, Culture, International History, Observances - Monthly & Daily, Politics, Relationship Building, US Observances|

Martin Luther King Jr. Speech by NPS.Gov  In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., January 21st is a significant day for U.S. Americans. This is due to its struggle toward civil rights and vision of a country free from discrimination and oppression. Dr. King’s courageous stance against systemic racism made him [...]

7 International New Year’s Eve Traditions

By |2018-12-11T13:58:48-05:00December 18th, 2018|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Global Celebrations, Holiday Parties, International Holidays, Lifestyle, Relationship Building, Relationships, Travel|

Grand Finale by GoToVan on flikr New Year’s is a time to start fresh, wish good luck, and hope for fortune for the next year. Each country has different rituals to bring in the new year on the right foot. It is always fun to learn and gain awareness of the diversity [...]

7 Tips on how to Celebrate New Years Eve at the Workplace

By |2018-12-03T16:19:57-05:00December 11th, 2018|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Career Tips, celebrations, Culture, Global Celebrations, Holiday Parties, International Holidays, Lifestyle, Relationship Building, Social Etiquette, U.S. Holidays|

New Years Toast by Pexels As New Year’s Eve falls on a Monday this year, some may find themselves in the office with the crush of year-end projects. If you find yourself working, keep in mind that a new beginning celebrated in the office place can increase productivity, company culture, and even [...]

The Beauty of Native: Celebrating Native American Heritage Month

By |2018-11-02T13:49:45-05:00November 2nd, 2018|Culture, Relationship Building, Social Etiquette, U.S. Holidays, United States, US Observances|

Spirit Of The Buffalo Pow Wow by Walter on Flikr “Without your language or your land, you are not who you say you are.”                                                         [...]

10 Ways to Honor Our Veterans 2018

By |2018-10-22T10:54:59-05:00November 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. [...]

Eat Better, Eat Together Month

By |2018-10-11T14:54:15-05:00October 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 |2018-10-18T16:55:40-05:00October 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.

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