etiquette do's and don'ts men in office

Etiquette do’s and don’ts for men in the office can sometimes be confusing, especially for new hires. And, the confusion especially refers to how to engage appropriately with women in an office environment. In this post, I share some specific business etiquette do’s and don’ts for men in the office. This awareness can prevent unintentional… Read More


Business etiquette skills essential for young professionals

Good business etiquette skills are essential for young professionals. Why? First, to be successful in the business arena. Second, to reflect well on the company or organization for which they work. And, third, to give them a greater level of confidence in any business setting. Many college graduates attend etiquette dinners of some type during… Read More


National Business Etiquette Week is June 2-8, 2019. It’s a week to recognize the need for proper business etiquette to compete successfully in the growing global marketplace. Every employee, no matter what position they hold, is an “ambassador” for their company or organization. In every business setting, employees are being observed and making an impression… Read More


You’ve probably heard the expression that someone is a “class act.” It’s a compliment, of course. And who wouldn’t want to be described in that way? However, one needs only turn on the TV news to be assaulted with examples, instead, of a decline of civility. This decline is seen in everything from politics and… Read More


  Workplace character traits often trump skills. A lack of character in the workplace has now caused some companies to “hire for character and train for skill.” It doesn’t mean skills and competence don’t matter. But, often skills can be taught and mastered on the job, while character flaws may not be redeemable. We’ve all… Read More


Business People Shaking Hands - Business Etiquette Errors

Good business etiquette skills go a long way to increase your influence  and position you for career advancement. But, sometimes, even the most “seasoned” professionals drop the ball and make mistakes when it comes to proper business etiquette. Consider how you can set yourself apart as a more credible and polished professional by avoiding these… Read More


What you wear once you get the job may depend on the industry, the specific job requirements and even the region of the country—but what you wear for the interview is fairly universal.  So, for a professional image, dust off your navy suit. These guidelines will help give you a leg up on the competition.… Read More


mind manners

Stellar business etiquette skills are critical in any industry.  High standards of professional manners make interacting enjoyable and pleasant – with customers, clients, co-workers and guests in the office. In today’s competitive business arena, those who hone their business etiquette skills convey greater professionalism, confidence, and competence. These skills reflect on your company’s brand and… Read More


Cubicle etiquette is essential if coworkers are to coexist peacefully and have a productive day. It’s part of good business etiquette. If you’re a cubicle dweller, you know the positives to this work arrangement—a more connected staff and sense of camaraderie. But, also there are negatives and challenges—a lack of privacy, more interruptions, and increased… Read More