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    Top 5 Business Manners that Truly Matter

    Top 5 Business Manners that Truly Matter
    The knowledge of business etiquette applies to all, whether you’re a successful business executive or a recent college graduate just entering the business world. We can all use gentle reminders of how to behave appropriately in our day-to-day business life. There may be times when you find the adage true that “you don’t know what you don’t know”, so it behooves ...
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    Managing Unhealthy Conflicts at Work

    Managing Unhealthy Conflicts at Work
    Admit it… we all have someone in our work life that can grate on our nerves - sometimes a lot. It may be your boss, your subordinate or a peer. It might be an on-going annoyance or just at particular times. While, ideally, we’d like to change the situation, the reality is that any time we work with a group of ...
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    Workplace Friendships: Asset or Liability?

    Workplace Friendships: Asset or Liability?
    Few would dispute the power that a true friendship has to enrich our lives. But what role should friendship play in the workplace? Is it smarter to keep your personal and professional lives separate or to purposely seek out and cultivate friendships on the job? The Pros and Cons Dr. Jan Yager, author of Friendshifts: The Power of Friendship and How ...
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    Top 5 Keys to Mixing Work and Romance

    Top 5 Keys to Mixing Work and Romance
    The experts can warn you until they're blue in the face: Beware of office romances. But there that special someone is: So cute, such chemistry, so nice -- this could be the love of your life, or at least the romance of your week. You don't want to just say no, but are you at grave risk of one day getting ...
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    Finessing the Business Meal: Mind Your Table Manners

    Finessing the Business Meal: Mind Your Table Manners
    In your business life, you will be required to attend business meetings, formal and informal events, even interviews, that involve dining. Knowing what is expected of you as the guest or the hostess is very important, and this knowledge, or lack of, can make or break your business dealings. In this article, I will explain a few basic table manners that ...
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    Resolve Office Conflicts

    Resolve Office Conflicts
    When the going gets tough, your coworkers can be the first to get on your last nerve. Whether it's due to on-the-job pressures, stress at home, familiarity or just proximity, when you're feeling hot under the collar, it's often your coworkers who wind up feeling the heat - whether they actually deserve it or not. So the next time you're ready ...
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    Cubicle Etiquette 101

    Cubicle Etiquette 101
    Do you find that your colleagues are hovering around you when you're on the phone? Do you feel that you are not being respected when you are doing something urgent and people just barge in on you? If you work in a cubicle, here are some guidelines to follow for good cubicle etiquette: -You see the person you wish to talk ...
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    Australia Etiquette Guide

    Australia Etiquette Guide
    It's "just like southern California - only a few thousand miles further away," says one unobservant Yank about his first trip to the land down under. Yes, US Americans are Yanks, and Australians are Aussies - it's OK to use those terms. But there is much that is uniquely Australian about this island continent. English is the language, but it's based ...
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    German Etiquette Guide

    German Etiquette Guide
    Europe's economic powerhouse, the wonder of post-World War II reconstruction, a major contributor to both world culture and several world catastrophes over the last two centuries, Germany is an enigma that wants to be understood. Germans have been trying to explain themselves for most of their history, sometimes successfully, sometimes not. What it means to be German, who is German and ...
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    China Etiquette Guide

    China Etiquette Guide
    The great paradox of modern political reality: How can China, the world's largest communist nation, also be the world's largest consumer market? Easy: When it is also the society most experienced in manipulating symbols based on ancient traditions that emphasize integrating potentially conflicting opposites into a harmonized whole. Communicating in China, therefore, means employing symbols, reducing text and mastering implied meanings ...
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    French Etiquette Guide

    French Etiquette Guide
    Americans and the French have had a complex relationship that began when contemporary American and French revolutionaries fueled each other's revolutions. Like an old married couple, they have influenced each other, lived with each other and complained about each other for years. The French are not an unfriendly, cold or arrogant people. This complaint is a misperception of a behavior found ...
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    10 Ways You're Annoying Your Coworkers

    Everyone has something (or someone) that annoys him or her at work. It could be faulty equipment or coworkers who don’t pull their own weight. But nobody’s complaining about you, right? Not so fast. Even though your mom, friends, or significant other may worship the ground you walk on, there could be some people you work with who are far ...
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    Office Bullies

    Office Bullies
    How many of you have had to deal with a bully in the workplace? Someone who is verbally abusive, demoralizing, screams and rants or belittles others… I have. The bad news is they still exist out there. The good news is people are starting to notice and realize the negative impact they have on the bottom line. This topic is of ...
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