Category Archives: Workplace Soft Skills

Asking Personal Questions At Work

iStock_000023671474XSmallShould there be boundaries between coworkers?

Generally speaking, women, more so than men, tend to connect by sharing info about their personal life.  For example; you both have teens ready to go away to college; boom, instant connection (in most cases). What about...
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The Job Search Advisor

Party On, Business Guy!Are you looking for a job?  Do you want to keep your current job? 

Protecting your reputation is of great importance. Or is it? Read what this week's guest, Marcia Hancock, of Job Search Advisor has to say about this topic: more

Women in Advertising

thigh-advertising-JapanWomen in Advertising

Advertising does pay--how far are you willing to go to promote your client?

What do you think about this latest advertising craze? Japanese women are getting paid to wear ads on their thighs.  They receive anywhere from $13.00 to $121.00 per day to stick on...
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Poised for Success by Jacqueline Whitmore

Jacqueline Whitmore, CSP & Etiquette Expert10 Ways To Be Poised For Success.

I am honored to have Jacqueline Whitmore as my guest blogger this week.  She is an inspiration to me and many others.  Please be sure to check out her books and her newsletter.  And...
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Rosalinda’s Blog | Guest: CK Wilde (Part II)

Car shopper-Customer Rush Marketing (2)Are your sales staff ignoring—or worse--mistreating the Millennial Generation?

Scion markets heavily to the leading edge of the Millennials, those born between 1980 and 1994. But apparently some of their sales staff didn’t get the memo that the company...
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How To Respond To Backhanded Compliments

How to Respond to Backhanded Compliments

They're usually trying to make a point, jealous, angry, or lack social skills.

"Oh, you look different since the last time I saw you."  Good or bad?   "...your same ol' recipe."  Or, "Are you still going to the...
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Smelly Food At Work

Smelly Food At Work

Reheating food at work etiquette

Bad smells trigger bad moods, according to Pamela Dalton, an olfactory researcher at the Monell Chemical Senses Center in Philly.  She goes on to say, "Smelling others' lunches in the office can make people feel as it they have lost "control...
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Male Female After Work Relationships

Male Female After Work Relationships

After work relationships can be fun and tricky. Even more so when you are the only female/male in the group.

Going out for coffee or a drink after work with your co-workers can be relaxing--it is also an opportunity to get to know each other away from the office.  Depending...
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