Civility at Work

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  • Main Street: 10 tips to decrease losses, increase gains
    Taking this advice to the next level, Jen Roberts offers us a compelling way to decrease our losses and increase our gains in her article "10 Ways to Demonstrate More Courage and Authenticity at Work:" Below, I will discuss these dictums and make my ... read more
  • Free of spirits, I faced flak from friends
    At a recent dinner party, I asked a bartender for a spirits-free drink: "Sparkling water, no ice, lime, please." It threw the fellow for a loop. "The pinot noir is excellent," he almost whispered, trying to persuade me to take a glass. Throughout the ... read more
  • I quit drinking, and it made my friends uncomfortable
    At a recent dinner party, I asked a bartender for a spirits-free drink: "Sparkling water, no ice, lime, please." It threw the fellow for a loop. "The pinot noir is excellent," he almost whispered, trying to persuade me to take a glass. Throughout the ... read more
  • Mindful Lawyering
    If you practice law, you are undoubtedly faced with stressors each and every day at work. Whether it is your superior ... The answer is within yourself, and the remedy is called mindfulness. This "mindset" is not relegated to yogis or zen-ish folks ... read more
  • “First World” ethics of the Amtrak Quiet Car
    Dear readers, here’s a little “First World” ethical topic for you: Personal behavior while riding in the Amtrak ... different understandings of Quiet Car etiquette. You see, on any given trip, at least a couple of passengers will behave as if ... read more
  • Practice Workplace Habits for Two Months for a Lifetime of Goodwill
    Trust-building is definitely an important aspect to good workplace habits. But do not go overboard doing this. Try not to present yourself as the smartest person in the room; or dominating your ideas over others. Be Alert about Office Etiquette When ... read more
  • Once conflict in the office escalates to emotional and physical abuse
    In fact, in the book Violence at Work, published by the International Labor Office ... A company policy that enforces respectful treatment of employees and rewards civility at the workplace can go a long way in preventing mobbing from occurring. ... read more
  • Sense & Sensitivity
    DEAR HARRIETTE: I am extremely lactose intolerant, and my workplace thankfully recognizes this ... I think this situation would allow me to bend the etiquette rules. -- Lonely Links, Near Pittsburgh DEAR LONELY LINKS: One way to ask about the sausage ... read more
  • Art of the Maya, Aztec, Inca, and the Aboriginal Canadians
    The Mayan artist developed an authentic style, which was whimsical and colorful. The subject of their art was mostly narrative ... The economy was urbanized and had a bustling market with many traders and artisans. The Aztecs society differentiated ... read more
  • Turkey Hunting Tips for Public Land
    Public-land turkey hunting can be very difficult, particularly considering how society has changed. But here are some ways to make the experience safe and successful. I’ve never had many problems hunting public-land turkeys. If I parked first, other ... read more
  • 5 ways to cure yourself of chronic lateness and save your career
    "If you are habitually late, it suggests you are unreliable," Anna Musson, etiquette expert and founder of the Good ... One of your blind spots may be disorganization at work or home. Misplaced keys, paperwork or cell phones are commonly "lost" items ... read more
  • I quit drinking. And faced flak from friends.
    I made no grand pronouncements, and I - someone who writes a column about manners - followed the rules of good etiquette. I decined with a simple ... the evil of alcohol more than a century ago. My behavior was about my mental health, not about anyone ... read more
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