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Six Pillars of Civility: Gratitude

By |2017-01-13T13:41:59-05:00February 13th, 2014|Categories: Respectful Workplace|Tags: , |

Over the past few years I have developed what I refer to as the Six Pillars of Civility. Over the next few months I am going to explore these six qualities, which in my opinion, are crucial to maintaining a civilized society. The qualities are important not only to a society, but also to the [...]

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Six Pillars of Civility: Responsibility

By |2017-01-13T13:41:59-05:00January 16th, 2014|Categories: Respectful Workplace|Tags: |

Over the past few years I have developed what I refer to as the Six Pillars of Civility. Over the next few months I am going to explore these six qualities, which in my opinion, are crucial to maintaining a civilized society. The qualities are important not only to a society, but also to the [...]

Six Pillars of Civility: Awareness

By |2017-01-13T13:42:00-05:00December 12th, 2013|Categories: Respectful Workplace|Tags: |

Over the past few years I have developed what I refer to as the Six Pillars of Civility. Over the next few months I am going to explore these six qualities, which in my opinion, are crucial to maintaining a civilized society. The qualities are important not only to a society, but also to the [...]

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Six Pillars of Civility: Humility

By |2015-08-24T15:31:07-04:00November 14th, 2013|Categories: Respectful Workplace|Tags: , , |

Whether socially or in the workplace, many people bandy around the word ‘Humility,’ and it is often misunderstood. To me, in a nutshell, it boils down to the core principle that there are no 'big shots'. No matter what our professional position or achievements, no matter our social station, and no matter our wealth or education, we all have value; and on many levels - equal value.

Six Pillars of Civility: Compassion

By |2017-01-13T13:42:01-05:00October 24th, 2013|Categories: Respectful Workplace|Tags: |

Over the past few years I have developed what I refer to as the Six Pillars of Civility. Over the next few months I am going to explore these six qualities, which in my opinion, are crucial to maintaining a civilized society. The qualities are important not only to a society, but also to the [...]

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Promoting Respectful Cell Phone Use in the Workplace

By |2017-01-13T13:42:01-05:00September 12th, 2013|Categories: Respectful Workplace|Tags: |

** Editor's note: This new series features answers to the most commonly asked workplace etiquette questions. With the persistence of technology in our everyday lives, what can we do about the person who constantly checks their phone during conversations, meetings, etc?  Sadly, we are becoming addicted to our cell phones. These new devices, like any [...]

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Respect and the Communal Kitchen

By |2017-01-13T13:42:02-05:00August 8th, 2013|Categories: Respectful Workplace|Tags: |

** Editor's note: This new series features answers to the most commonly asked workplace etiquette questions. How do you handle a situation in the workplace involving someone who brings in a stinky lunch or who does not clean the communal kitchen space?  Strange as this question may seem to many people because the answer lies [...]

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How to Respectfully Handle Smoking in the Workplace

By |2017-01-13T13:42:02-05:00July 11th, 2013|Categories: Respectful Workplace|Tags: |

** Editor's note: This new series features answers to the most commonly asked workplace etiquette questions. Now that most, if not all, workplaces have banned smoking, what is the etiquette around taking smoke breaks at work or being respectful to non-smokers?  Smoking policies in the workplace are usually very clear and are written in policy [...]

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How to Make A Respectful Introduction

By |2017-01-13T13:42:03-05:00June 13th, 2013|Categories: Respectful Workplace|Tags: |

Establishing workplace relationships is critical to the success of any company – large or small. Being able to make a memorable (for a good reason) introduction is your ticket to such opportunities. Although being nervous or enervated, when meeting new clients is usual, there is a distinct difference between angst and 'the force.' Making a [...]

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Look ‘em in the Eye

By |2017-01-13T13:42:03-05:00May 16th, 2013|Categories: Respectful Workplace|Tags: |

Eye contact is the single most important part of making a proper introduction. The eyes are the portals to the soul. There is very little as revealing as the first eye contact we make with any other living being, including dogs, small children, and potential clients. A smile attached to that first glance speaks volumes. [...]

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