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You want the holidays to be filled with memory-making moments for your family. But when holiday perfectionism invades the season, the fun is gone.
“Reading between the lines” is necessary in life. Having this ability helps you discern what others intend or want when a request isn’t directly expressed.
Listening to your voice of reason provides comfort in knowing you have considered the facts of a situation and responded fairly and respectfully.
While a virtual workplace is convenient, etiquette rules still apply. The most important one: show respect for your co-workers, team members, and leadership.
Understanding how to embrace change offers opportunity to adapt mindfulness and optimism. Etiquette can help smooth this process of re-positioning.
Hosting a party everyone enjoys carries important responsibilities. But current circumstances require hosts to consider additional details.
Every conversation reaches a point when it’s time to change the subject. The art is in switching topics when no one knows you intended to.
People are watching other people these days to see how they handle themselves when facing challenges. This is the perfect moment to lead by example.
Looking at etiquette history, we can assume that many of our social guidelines came about as a result of demand for respect and personal safety.
Respect is one of the most important words we can know. We feel it when we read or hear it. We know its significance when we use it.
Within the conversations in our society regarding how to inspire better behavior, the word “etiquette” doesn't come to the fore often enough. But it should.
Technology creates many opportunities, but there is a downside. It makes private reactions instantly public, creating a challenge to civility.
The choices on wearing masks have been a source of polarization. But polarization serves as an opportunity to re-evaluate our judgements and behaviors.
When we have habits in place that guide us through negative emotions and interactions with others, our chances of flipping out are greatly decreased.
A sincere apology shows concern for correcting a situation. But saying “sorry” too often turns the word into an excuse and isn’t an apology at all.
Is it appropriate to call someone’s attention to their annoying mouth sounds? As with most etiquette guidelines, the answer is related to the situation.
No one enjoys feeling rejection or exclusion. When you learn that someone has unfriended you on social media is it worth it to find out why? Probably not.
Correctly crafting an email sign-off requires that you consider the person on the other end of your message. A little lightheartedness can make someone smile.
Connectedness is the essence of happiness, and the happier you choose to be, the more confident and comfortable you are.
There is a fine line between assertiveness and rudeness. It’s the same line that makes rude an antonym of polite. Once crossed, requires immediate correction.