When it comes to behavior and emotions, employees consciously and subconsciously take cues from their leaders.
We are awash in a sea of profanity. But it's not just ugly words, it's ugly ideas, expressed in crude and even violent language
It's time to make kindness--towards others and to ourselves--the norm. It's time to turn away from greedy tendencies, negative gossip, instigating, fighting, and all other disturbing behaviors. Time to focus more on giving and receiving more joy and kindness. The Kindness Couture movement strives to keep this in mind.
I was rude on the phone. I heard from my doctor's office that Medicare had my coverage screwed up. This was the first time I have used my card since turning 65. And my claim was denied. So I got on the phone with Medicare. That alone brings my blood pressure up.
GPS for the Soul
Most wedding and event professionals agree with me - you won't accomplish anything by out-tackying the person who was tasteless
We have all had that aha moment when we find ourselves searching in the closet for an elusive shin guard while our child stands there tapping their feet impatiently, like an imperious supervisor, disappointed in our performance. Aren't we the ones who are supposed to be in charge?
How to Navigate Around the Portlandish Restaurant Scene if You Just Want a Dash of Nice in Your Dish
The Indifference plague is spreading like bike lanes in our town, sprawling even out to the little charming friendly burrows. When did it become cool or even ok to lack basic manners?
To hold a door open for someone, help another person or saying kind and nice words is quite unusual these days, especially in the dating world of Tinder and other dating apps, where to be an idiot seems to be a better idea than being a polite gentleman.
GPS for the Soul
Let's face it, between increasing violence in the world to political debates that sometimes get downright nasty, we could use more pleasantries in our days, right? Enter World Kindness Day, which is Nov. 13.
It's my hope that people don't use this study to justify their own rudeness, pointing to the contagious nature of such behavior with a "see, that's just the way the world is" mentality.
You're not getting served... You're a loser. Working in a bar, an old man working in a bar. What, you couldn't get a real
I became one of Them. I frowned in mere anticipation of rudeness. I cut off other drivers because, hey, they probably would have cut me off anyway. I frowned for no other reason than to frown, and acted rudely just because I could.
Culture & Arts
There's been a lot of talk about patron use of technology in theaters, the most recent story of course being Patti LuPone's snatching a phone out of a texting audience member's hands in the middle of a scene during Shows for Days at the Lincoln Center Theater.
GPS for the Soul
So check that attitude at the door, please.
When in doubt, choose kindness. It's what we try to teach our children, right? But it shouldn't end with teaching our kids, it should be part of the behavior we grownups model every day.
Having lived for many years in one of the most populated cities in the world, I have had the opportunity to make first impressions with countless others of the years. Oftentimes, I would wonder what first impressions am I making when I meet a stranger for the first time?
Call me strange, but there's something to be said for self-expression that involves tact and respect. We can express ourselves by raising hope instead of our middle fingers. People need not resort to jumping on the "F*cktard" bandwagon to make a point, provide information or convey a sense of humor.