Career tips

Tips On How To Pick This Year’s Halloween Costume

By |2019-10-29T18:39:13-05:00October 28th, 2019|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Cross-Cultural, Culture, Lifestyle, Modern Manners, Social Etiquette|

Painted Pumpkins by publicdomainpictures Guest blog by Sunny Kim Halloween can be an exciting time to celebrate our love for funky costumes, such as the Twilight series, Dracula, or a ghoul. However, one careless mistake can also cause serious damage to your professional reputation. Whether that’s selecting an inappropriate costume, making an insensitive [...]

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

By |2018-10-11T14:54:22-05:00May 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 [...]

Successful Business in Botswana: Bridging the Culture Gap

By |2018-10-11T14:54:28-05:00March 22nd, 2018|Africa, Bridging the Cultural Divide, Career Tips, Cross-Cultural, Cross-Cultural Tips for Doing Business in, Culture, Intercultural, intercultural competence, International Travel Tips, Language and Culture, Networking|

Since gaining independence in 1966, Botswana has emerged as one of the world's fastest growing economies. It continues to gain momentum as one of the industry leaders in mining and manufacturing. Prudent management of the country’s resources, transition to a democratic political system, and good governance have contributed to Botswana’s sustained 5% growth per annum [...]

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.

Refresh Your Desk: 10 Tips for a Tidy Workspace

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

How to Make Your Desk Space Less Distracting

By |2018-10-11T14:54:31-05:00December 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 |2018-10-11T14:54:31-05:00December 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 |2018-10-11T14:54:31-05:00December 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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