Tag Archives: social skills

5 Ways The Apology Has Lost Its Value

When an apology loses its value, what's left? Grudges, hostility, revenge, retaliation, hurt feelings...in the workplace this is detrimental. 

All too often, the apology gets tossed around like a get-out-of-jail card. Add a few tears and some carefully selected words, voilà, all is forgiven and forgotten. Or does it depend on who the offender...

17 Most Annoying Habits People Do In Public

Annoying habits society wants you to stop doing. 

Today is Build a Better Image day. One quick way to improve your image is to conquer an annoying habit. We're all guilty of a annoying our friends, family, and coworkers with a habit or two, which lucky for us, they overlook it. What happens when our...

11 Reasons to Stop Using Your Cell Phone In Public Places

July is Cell Phone Courtesy Month

As a society, we have determined that cell phone conversations and texting in public places is annoying, inconsiderate, and unsafe. Admittedly, we've all been guilty of annoying people with our cell phone conversations and blindly walking while texting. Because July is Cell Phone Courtesy Month, let's all make an...

Comparing Your Child to Others

When your coworker compares her child to yours, can it be considered borderline bullying?

Q:  I have a coworker who is always finding ways to compare her child to mine. We both have boys that are about one year apart. She inquires about his height, whether he knows how to (insert her child's latest...

8 Drama Free Responses to 8 Common Workplace Situations

Awkward business-related situations cannot be avoided. How you respond will either bring on the drama, or deflect it.

Here are 8 common workplace situations with 8 drama-free responses:  
  1. You realize that you were wrong. Apologize. (For some people, apologizing is a painful process. Remember that a genuine apology does not require a lot of...

Umbrella Etiquette; how to use an umbrella to avoid being rude

Umbrella Etiquette; how to use an umbrella to avoid being rude.

Etiquette and umbrellas? Rude behavior surrounds us throughout every season, but in the rainy season we carry a potentially hazardous tool; the umbrella. Using an umbrella requires social skills and a little consideration for others. Umbrella Etiquette: Here are a few things to keep in...

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 ****."

Overweight Friend

walking clip artOverweight Friend

Although making headway, weight, is still a sensitive and somewhat controversial subject.

People blame fast-food joints, lack of money, lack of time, food manufacturing industries, upbringing, video games, an inactive lifestyle, etc. Whether you are in the camp of "They can lose weight...

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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