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Workplace Etiquette

Business Etiquette: Why You Need an Exit Strategy

Diane Gottsman | Posted 11.09.2014 | Business
Diane Gottsman

There are no guarantees that you will keep your current job indefinitely. Being prepared with an exit strategy, even if you're not actively looking, will be one less thing you have to worry about in the event you find yourself suddenly without a job.

My Coworker Shamed Me (And I Let Him)

Literally, Darling | Posted 11.04.2014 | Women
Literally, Darling

I just don't care what people think. And usually I don't. But being repeatedly questioned, being made to feel like my life choices and my interests -- the ones that make me happy and content -- were wrong and somehow inadequate, was like a hard blow to the chest.

Office Etiquette: Oh &*#%...Did I Say That? Cursing in the Workplace

Diane Gottsman | Posted 10.26.2014 | Business
Diane Gottsman

If you find yourself peppering your language with profanity at work, it's time to clean up your act. A recent survey by CareerBuilder found that 81 percent of employers have doubts about the professionalism of those who curse at work.

Professionalism Behind the Wheel

Diane Gottsman | Posted 10.13.2014 | Business
Diane Gottsman

The way people handle themselves behind the wheel of a car can say a lot about how they conduct themselves in business. Our driving behaviors often reflect not only how we approach life, but also how we deal with others on a day-to-day basis.

How to Properly Handle an Office Mistake

Diane Gottsman | Posted 10.04.2014 | Business
Diane Gottsman

It's not a matter of "if" you will make a mistake at work, it's only a question of "when," and how you handle the blunder says a great deal about your character and good judgment.

Business Etiquette: 7 Ways to Make the Most of a Professional Email

Diane Gottsman | Posted 09.22.2014 | Business
Diane Gottsman

An email has to make an immediate impact to stand out among the dozens (or even hundreds) of messages a busy executive is bombarded with each day.

How Positivity Drives Productivity

Caroline L. Arnold | Posted 09.13.2014 | Business
Caroline L. Arnold

Whether you are an occasional or chronic complainer, you can boost the productivity of your team by making fewer petty complaints in the workplace.

6 Ways to Combat Kitchen Chaos at the Office

John Egan | Posted 08.18.2014 | Business
John Egan

In a 2010 survey by staffing service OfficeTeam, 44 percent of American workers identified making messes for others to clean up as the most annoying behavior in company break rooms.

5 Common Business Card Myths

Diane Gottsman | Posted 08.03.2014 | Business
Diane Gottsman

Despite our digital world, the simple business card is still an essential tool in connecting with others. To get the most out of your business card supply, you have to know how to use it to your advantage.

Why It's Important To Face Your Fears In Life And Business

HuffPost Live | Posted 05.29.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Brooke Deterline, CEO of Courageous Leadership, joined HuffPost Live on Tuesday to share the advice she gives to those seeking her council in hopes of...

The Etiquette of a Professional Email

Diane Gottsman | Posted 07.07.2014 | Business
Diane Gottsman

One additional tip: leave the "TO" field blank until you are ready to send, so you don't accidentally launch the email before you are ready.

7 Tips for a Productive First Week on the Job

Diane Gottsman | Posted 06.28.2014 | Business
Diane Gottsman

Your first few days set a precedence on what others can expect from you as a coworker and employee. Here are seven ways to make the most of your first week on the job.

Open Office Space Etiquette: Do's and Don'ts

Diane Gottsman | Posted 06.10.2014 | Business
Diane Gottsman

If you are sensitive to noise and find it unsettling, employ your ear buds or headset to stream your favorite music. Though you are still in a shared space, music will offer a quiet retreat.

8 Business Etiquette Tips Everyone Should Follow

Amy Arndt | Posted 03.29.2014 | Business
Amy Arndt

"They're looking to see how you conduct yourself, how you eat, what you drink -- all of it. Your interview begins way before you think it does."

Office Flu Etiquette

Diane Gottsman | Posted 02.03.2014 | Business
Diane Gottsman

With flu season in high gear, here are a few commonly asked questions for those in the corporate environment.

Business Etiquette: Before You Say 'I Don't Know'

Diane Gottsman | Posted 12.22.2013 | Business
Diane Gottsman

Starting a new job can be stressful, especially when you find yourself in those awkward situations where your standard answer seems to be, "I don't know." Don't fret. Here are a few tips to on how to handle those situations:

Business Etiquette: The Art of the College Job Search

Diane Gottsman | Posted 12.08.2013 | College
Diane Gottsman

A great resume and strong GPA are not enough to land a job offer. In today's business environment you must be able to demonstrate your knowledge of appropriate behavior during the job search process.

Business Etiquette: 7 Ways Women Undermine Their Professional Success

Diane Gottsman | Posted 12.01.2013 | Business
Diane Gottsman

You've worked hard to build your career, but despite your best professional efforts, a few bad habits may still be chipping away at your success. Don't undermine your professionalism by actions done on auto-pilot that could convey uncertainty or insecurity.

Office Etiquette: 10 Drugstore Items That Can Save Your Day

Diane Gottsman | Posted 10.30.2013 | Business
Diane Gottsman

Within the course of a typical workday, life can dish up a wide array of curveballs, surprises and mini-crises. The key to navigating through many of these emergencies can be solved with items from the nearest drugstore.

Ask the Etiquette Expert: How Can I Make the Most Out of My First Job Experience?

Diane Gottsman | Posted 10.26.2013 | Business
Diane Gottsman

Finish what you start. This seems simple, but doing what you say you are going to do is the first step to establishing a strong professional reputation. If you say you are going to do something, follow through. No excuses.

Happy Hour Etiquette

Diane Gottsman | Posted 10.06.2013 | Business
Diane Gottsman

There are obvious benefits, and downfalls, to attending the office happy hour. Here are a few tips to make the most out of mixing beer with business.

A GIF Guide To Getting What You Want At Work

Posted 07.31.2013 | Women

There's going to be a time when you want something from your boss. Whether you're asking for a flexible schedule, a raise, or just that vacation day y...

Suiting Up for Success: Job Interview Attire For Men (Part II)

Diane Gottsman | Posted 07.17.2013 | Business
Diane Gottsman

Making a positive statement is never more important than when you walk into the room for a job interview. First impressions are lasting, and a job interview is not the time to cut corners on your professional image.

Suiting Up for Success: Job Interview Attire for Women (Part I)

Diane Gottsman | Posted 07.16.2013 | Business
Diane Gottsman

If you are a recent college graduate, or jumping into the workforce after an extended break, setting yourself up to stand out from your competition is a professional priority.

Apology Etiquette: It's Never Too Late

Diane Gottsman | Posted 08.12.2013 | Business
Diane Gottsman

There is a "right" way to apologize, and there is a wrong way. The right way is to accept responsibility for your actions and remorsefully express your sincere regret for the damage done. The wrong way is anything other than a heartfelt apology.