Customer service at the doctor’s office matters–and it’s noticed. When I was caring for my father in his latter years, I took him to many doctor appointments with various physicians. But, one particular office stands out–-his ophthalmologist-–because of their friendly front desk people and office staff. Here are eight things they did to make my… Read More


We’ve all been there…silently enduring a coworker’s annoying habit or behavior. And most often, coworkers don’t even realize that their own actions or behaviors are unintentionally annoying others. Most people aren’t comfortable confronting the offender or speaking to the boss about it. So, people just continue repeating the irritating little habits that, over time, start… Read More


With March Madness 2017 on the minds of many employees these days, how should employers handle the lure of NCAA college hoops versus sacrificing office productivity? A recent survey by OfficeTeam reported that half of senior managers said activities tied to the tournament – such as office pools focused on the 68-team brackets — boost… Read More


Millennials prefer texting, but phone skills remain essential. If you’re a Millennial, you’ve undoubtedly noticed that boxy thing on your desk by now. It rings and you can talk on it. But, you can’t text on it or download apps. Is it still a necessary part of your office gadgets? Yes, it’s still a relevant… Read More


Working in a cubicle can be a tough endeavor. From a lack of privacy to noisy neighbors, getting your work accomplished in such cramped confines can sometimes be a difficult chore. But, cubicle etiquette is part of good business etiquette and office etiquette. I was honored to be interviewed for this article in BusinessNewsDaily.com on… Read More


Most of us fire off dozens of work emails every day, often with hardly a second thought. But, it’s vital that your business emails look and sound professional. I was honored to provide these 8 rules of business email etiquette for Nextiva, a cloud-communication company. Using good email etiquette in the office is part of good… Read More


When I speak on the topic of “business etiquette,” a frequently asked question by audience members is, “Is it okay to hug a client or coworker?” Well, it depends… First, always assume that a handshake is the most professional greeting. There is a line of professionalism and a line of respect that shouldn’t be crossed.… Read More