Category Archives: Workplace Soft Skills

Having Lunch With a CEO

Having Lunch With a CEO

The CEO invites you to lunch--and he chooses... 

Are you prepared to dine with your CEO? It's an opportunity to demonstrate your dining skills, and also your communication and social skills. This is not the time to toss back a few brewskis or share...
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5 Etiquette Rules for Attending a Seminar

5 Etiquette Rules for Attending a Seminar

Don't stand out for the wrong reasons.

Anyone that has attended a workshop or seminar is aware that potential business connections can be waiting for you.  Or, even an unexpected love connection. We've all had the displeasure of sitting next to a jerk. Their rude...
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Kellyanne Conway on the Boss’ Couch

Kellyanne Conway on the Boss' Couch

Kellyanne Conway; Etiquette breach? Unprofessional? Or, getting the job done?

Kellyanne Conway is no stranger to controversy and criticism, and handles it quite well. The most recent is her sitting position on the boss' couch. While this is certainly not a big deal in the scope of our country's situation,...
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Tips on how to survive Inauguration Day

Tips on how to survive Inauguration Day -- no matter what side you're on.

Admittedly, this election season has been more tumultuous, than any other in recent history.  Sadly, it continues to be. Families have severed relationships with one another, long-time friendships have fallen apart, and some workplaces have requested that employees who voted for...
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Reserve the right to refuse anyone who…

Reserve the right to refuse anyone who...

You've undoubtedly seen signs on establishments that read: "We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone." And the second most common, "No shirt, no shoes, no service." Can a place of business really refuse anyone who...?  According to Ms. Jane Haskins, Esq. who writes for Legal Zoom: more

Holiday Workplace Dos and Don’ts

Holiday workplace dos and don'ts

Whether your workplace openly embraces the holidays or practices a neutral version, dilemmas will come up. For example, the controversial holiday greeting. If someone wishes me a "happy or merry anything," I appreciate the sentiment.  I don't understand why that would offend anyone. If we stop to think about it, every...
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Voting Day Etiquette

Voting Day Etiquette

Ahh, voting day is almost here. (November 8, in case you haven't heard.) That means your phone will cease to ring; no more political campaign calls. Your mail box will be reduced to only coupons from Bed, Bath & Beyond; no more proposition leaflets. I wonder if the monotonous spewing of hateful...
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7 Ways to Improve Your Disposition

Find a way to change your disposition; everyone will be glad you did.

Sometimes our disposition is destined to be vinegary due to circumstances beyond our control, such as:
  • Lack of sleep. (Sometimes beyond our control.)
  • Concern about a family illness.
  • Worry about unpaid bills. (Sometimes due to our lack of control.)
  • Worry about...
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Colin Kaepernick Takes a Knee

Down on your knee to take a stand.

Did Colin Kaepernick have the right to take a knee during his country's national anthem? Yes. Unless, his contract or the team's policies and procedures manual, which he no doubt signed, dictates otherwise.  If there is a stipulation in his contract(s) that he must stand during the...
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Adele Calls Out Critic

Hello Adele, Your critic heard you, we heard you...so did your fans, your family, and your son.

Apparently, famed producer, Tony Visconti, called out Adele questioning her vocals, insinuating "...if that is actually her voice or how much has been manipulated..."
Well, Ms. Adele Laurie Blue Adkins responded during her concert, saying, "Dude, suck my ****."
Famed...
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