Business and the Environment

Catalonia & Spain: 4 Cultural Differences

By |2018-10-11T14:54:30-05:00January 16th, 2018|Bridging the Cultural Divide, Business and the Environment, Calalonia, Cross-Cultural, Culture, Europe, global competency, intercultural competence, Language and Culture, Music, Spain|

As the Catalonian referendum continues to make international headlines, people around the world are asking about the cultural distinctions between Catalonia, a region in northeastern Spain, and the rest of the Spanish territory. During my business travels to Barcelona, Spain, the phrase ‘Catalonia is not Spain’ has not only been heard, but viscerally experienced during [...]

IQ versus EQ: Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace

By |2018-10-11T14:54:30-05:00January 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.

3 Tips for Eco-Friendly Gift Giving

By |2018-10-11T14:54:32-05:00December 8th, 2017|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Business and the Environment, Cross-Cultural, gift-giving, Global Etiquette, Gracious Living, Holiday Parties, Holiday Season, Lifestyle, Modern Manners, Networking, Self-Awareness, Social Etiquette, Travel, University Students|

When planning this year’s holiday gifts, consider your environmental impact, here are 3 tips to help you soften this blow on Mother Nature without having to sacrifice your gifting aesthetics.

Five Common Handwashing Mistakes in the Workplace

By |2018-10-11T14:54:32-05:00December 1st, 2017|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Business and the Environment, Business Etiquette, Career Tips, Coffee, Customer Service Etiquette, Gracious Living, Houseguest Etiquette, Lifestyle, Millennials, Modern Manners, Observances - Monthly & Daily, Office Culture, Social Etiquette, Workplace Etiquette|

The winter months are prime time for many common illnesses. If offices work together to promote thorough handwashing, employees might avoid strep throat or the flu.

Dreaming of a Green Holiday

By |2018-10-11T14:54:33-05:00November 22nd, 2017|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Business and the Environment, Culture, gift-giving, Global Traditions, Gracious Living, Holiday Parties, Holiday Season, Lifestyle, Millennials, Modern Manners, Observances - Monthly & Daily, Relationships, Social Etiquette, US Observances|

In addition to encouraging self-serve, saving leftovers, and avoiding preparing an excessive amount of food, composting is a relatively simple and low-cost way to minimize waste and help out the environment during the holidays.

Building Better Businesses: Modern Ethics for Employers

By |2018-10-11T14:54:37-05:00November 2nd, 2017|Business and the Environment, Business Etiquette, Career Tips, Culture, Customer Service Etiquette, Lifestyle, Modern Manners, Relationship Building, Relationships, Social Etiquette, TX Business Etiquette, Workplace Etiquette|

For business owners, this rising trend means paying extra attention to company values and ethics, to avoid alienating potential employees and customers. In order to boost your business’ ethical transparency, respect modern business ethics as follows.

Business Lessons from the Most Effective International Treaty

By |2018-10-11T14:54:43-05:00September 12th, 2017|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Bridging the Cultural Divide, Business and the Environment, Global Etiquette, Self-Awareness|

International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer is fast approaching, and here’s why it matters for business