Business professionals are often in a position to chair a meeting.  And, as busy leaders themselves, they know the importance of making sure the meeting runs efficiently to respect everyone’s valuable time, as well as their own. In addition to the pastries, fruit and coffee that may await attendees, those chairing a meeting will also… Read More


Meetings can be a way to focus on business issues, gather input and jointly solve problems. But, many people don’t practice good meeting  etiquette. According to a recent report in USA Today,* attendees ranked the four meeting etiquette pet peeves below as the most annoying.  Here are the faux pas and best practices to avoid… Read More


Today more than ever, smart phone etiquette  in meetings is a topic of frustration. Maybe you’ve had this happen: You’re giving a presentation and half the people in the room are checking their smart phones or texting at some point. Yes, even your boss! You’ve probably asked yourself this question: “How do I get my… Read More


Business woman using smartphone

Good cell phone etiquette is a must in today’s technology-driven workplace.  And, it’s part of good business etiquette and office courtesy. Most people don’t intend to be rude on their smartphones. They just aren’t intentional about using these indispensable devices in a respectful, inoffensive way. Unfortunately, many companies still do not have policies on smartphone… Read More


Business Team

No one would dispute that today’s gloomy economic news is a concern for workers everywhere. But, did you know that using workplace etiquette to show courtesy and respect to those in your department or team is a winning way to build up your team? Workplace etiquette pays in two ways for you and your team.… Read More