Halloween

4 Global Halloween Celebrations Explained

By |2018-10-25T10:04:18-05:00October 25th, 2018|celebrations, China, Chinese Culture, Cross-Cultural, Culture, Holiday Season, Intercultural, International Holidays, Ireland, Travel|

Chinese Halloween by Jonathan Kos-Read on flikr Many people worldwide cherish fond memories of childhood Halloween, which is celebrated differently worldwide. In the U.S. on this day revelers have the opportunity to put on a costume and become a princess or an astronaut, and light candies that parents normally prohibit. What about [...]

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.

Unconscious Bias: Halloween Edition

By |2018-10-17T10:58:13-05:00October 9th, 2018|Cross-Cultural, Culture, Holiday Parties, Holiday Season, Intercultural, intercultural competence, International Holidays, International Protocol, Language and Culture, Lifestyle, Relationships, Self-Awareness, Social Etiquette, U.S. Holidays|

Masquerade by Pexels Today it is common to hear the term “unconscious bias.” What exactly does that mean? Biases are positive or negative prejudices we have towards someone or something. These biases may be conscious and explicit  -- or unconscious and implicit. Unconscious and implicit means that they are instinctive [...]

Avoid Cultural Appropriation on Halloween

By |2018-10-11T14:54:17-05:00October 2nd, 2018|Business Etiquette, Intercultural, intercultural competence, Language and Culture, Lifestyle, Relationships, Self-Awareness, Social Etiquette, Workplace Diversity|

Ancient Art by Pexels At the end of October, without fail, there will be public outcry about a Halloween costume that one of a number of notables or celebrities wore for the Hollywood party circuit. In fact, many publicists in Los Angeles, California intensely dislike the holiday for just that reason. [...]

5 Scary Office Halloween Mistakes for Millennials to Avoid

By |2018-10-11T14:54:37-05:00October 30th, 2017|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Business Etiquette, Career Tips, Cross-Cultural, Millennials, Modern Manners, Networking, Office Culture, Social Etiquette, Social Media, U.S. Holidays, United States, US Observances, Workplace Etiquette|

Whether you’re heading to the office on October 31 or attending the annual office Halloween party, be sure to get these questions answered before the event. As a general guide, avoid these 5 scary mistakes many professionals make at their first Office Halloween.

Modern Halloween Manners: 10 Trick or Treat Etiquette Tips

By |2018-10-11T14:55:05-05:00October 20th, 2016|Lifestyle, Modern Manners, Social Etiquette, Workplace Etiquette|

It’s that time of year for carving pumpkins, and for our ghosts and goblins to go trick or treating. As Halloween approaches, consider these modern manners tips: Safety: Younger children should wear reflective and light-up glow gear; and be accompanied by parents or a designated chaperone. Older children should trick or treat as [...]