Etiquette and Advice

Of the innumerable moments in your parenthood journey, saying goodbye to your son or daughter as they leave for college is one of the most significant. Many years and countless hours of preparation have led to this major milestone. In the days and weeks preceding their departure, communication remains paramount. Refer to my tips below to get the conversation started.
Do you know the real reason why you're not on Facebook and why you're not watching my TV shows and you're not playing online games? Because you don't want to. And that's fine. Do what you want. But just be honest.
Over a ten-year period, educator Richard St. John interviewed more than 500 successful professionals, from astronauts to entrepreneurs, physicists to CEOs, to identify what he called "success factors."
3. Cultural Etiquettes Although we cannot adhere to every varying culture represented in U.S. when forming business behavioral
I'd love to know what other parents would have done. If your child had planted himself or herself at the front of the middle aisle at an outdoor wedding, how would you have handled it? What would your first or second or third -- or tenth--thought have been?
Some people believe it's "wrong," even odd, to be single. Apparently if you're single and OK with it, people will look at you like you have two heads--both of which you should hang in shame. Well, according to many of you, there is a stigma surrounding being single, and I for one think we need to address it.
In a sense, you could say that we once had a relationship. "Excuse me, Mrs. Helmsley," I said politely. "Your label is showing
Treat your friends like family. Gift rather than lend money. If they happen to come through and pay you back in full, it will be a nice surprise and you'll have your cash back. If not, you didn't expect it anyways. Low expectations for the win!
Whether you are an exercise novice or a fitness buff, avoid a gym faux pas. We've put together our top 10 tips to ease your re-entry and make it just that much more enjoyable for you and your fellow gym members.
Unless you're a real Grinch/Jim Carrey wearing a creepy-ass costume/one of the people likely in our comments section, 'tis the season to give a big fat tip to all the people who help you out.
Let's be honest, has anyone ever really "won" an argument about politics with a coworker? It always ends with an eye roll, a deep breath of frustration and mumbling expletives under your breath about that person, while you sulk back to your desk.
Divorce is ugly and painful. Voiced or not, when you commit to being "one" with each other, divorce is a tearing apart of that oneness and it hurts. Even the amicable divorces can leave deep scars for the couple splitting up, but also for the children.
Does the napkin go in your lap the minute you take your seat?
Slip-ups such as missing a deadline or running late to an important meeting happen to even the most seasoned executives, but what sets a true leader apart is their ability to own up to the fault and put safeguards into place for the future.
As a certified etiquette expert, I've been asked many questions about good social behavior. Here are some of the ones I'm asked most often.
If spices are absent from the table, it's a sign the host doesn't feel it necessary to season the food any further. It would be offensive to ask for additional condiments to either alter or mask the taste of menu items.
Email introductions are a poorly understood art and are often done too hastily without careful thought. Making introductions the right way can be the best way to help two people and create a lot of value. But doing it wrong can make one of the parties look bad and can alienate one or both parties from you.
In some way, we all entertain for business at different times in our lives. It may be as simple as inviting a coworker into your home for a cup of coffee and a snack, inviting a visiting colleague to share a sandwich and soda in your office, dining with your boss at a nearby café, or treating a client to a cool beverage at the nineteenth hole after a round of golf.
If your business has a social media presence, it may only be a matter of time before someone issues a complaint online. Handling the situation in a mannerly fashion can take the sting out of negative feedback and lead to improved client relationships.