National Day of Encouragement

September 12, 2023 is National Day of Encouragement …”This day is dedicated to uplifting people around us and making a positive impact.” Encouraging someone can be risky. It’s not simply about vocalizing a perfunctory phrase, but rather considering factors such as the recipient's state of mind, timing, and the relationship. What do I mean? Well, if the...

How to handle these 3 sticky workplace situations

Practicing business etiquette in the workplace, will help you manage sticky situations in a more civil and productive manner.

1. You realize that your actions or words, hurt, disappointed, or inconvenienced someone in the workplace. Business Etiquette Solution: Apologize. For some people, apologizing, is unthinkable! Why? Because it makes them feel vulnerable, lose their...

5 Morning Routines That Make You More Professional—Before You Get to Work

5 Morning Routines That Make You More Professional--Before You Get to Work Have you, or someone you work with, walk into work like someone just forced them to get out of bed? Not a super professional or approachable look. We all have "bad" days; no sleep, forgot to set the alarm, unexpected detours on the way to...

Business Etiquette: Building a Professional Image

Business Etiquette: Building a Professional Image

Business etiquette training is on the rise to help employees build or polish their soft skills.

Establishing yourself as "professional" doesn't only mean dressing appropriately. It is deeper than that, more effective, and longer lasting.  What is it?

Building or Upgrading Your Reputation | 6 Ways to Get...


6 Unpleasant Things That Disturb Your Seatmates

Seeking to make only yourself comfortable, will undoubtedly cause discomfort to your seatmates.

An airplane, is a shared space. Unless you fly in a private plane, your behavior and special requests, cannot be met. Even in first class, not all behavior is tolerated. [bctt...

New Relationship Expectations on Valentine’s Day

Being in a new relationship on Valentine's Day can be a bit awkward. How can it be avoided? By having an open discussion. Yes, it may take away a bit of the surprise, but if the surprise isn't what "they" expected, it could be a lot more awkward.

Here are five things to consider...

Hotel Etiquette for Passionate Lovers

Hotel etiquette applies to all guests, including passionate lovers.

Whether it’s for Valentine’s Day, an anniversary, or any other romantic rendezvous that includes a hotel room, planning ahead can help make the stay more pleasant.

For example, you may decide to order...


NEW E-BOOK: Common Holiday Related Dilemmas, Tips & Advice

The holiday season can bring about unique dilemmas. How we choose to address them can determine a joyful or miserable outcome.

In my new e-book, I address dilemmas and offer tips and advice on topics like, how much to spend if...

11 Holiday Work Party Plans a Boss Ought to Consider

Workplace Holiday Parties Are Back! 

After these past two years of virtual parties, many employees are ready to let loose and have a good time. Returning to the workplace after two years, risks, laws, and policies may have been forgotten, by both the company...

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