Etiquette for Working in an Open Space Office

With the proliferation of open-space offices, the ones without doors or barriers between desks, business etiquette is more important than ever.  Here are the top etiquette rules to follow so that your and your colleagues’ days go well. Don’t talk louder on the phone than you would if the person was standing in front of […]

Career and Happiness Advice

  Mike Rowe, Dirty Jobs host and founder of mikeroweWORKS Foundation, recently received this letter from a fan asking for career advice: Via his Facebook page, Mike gave a practical, brilliant and honest response: Hi Parker My first thought is that you should learn to weld and move to North Dakota. The opportunities are enormous, […]

Can I Get Fired for Bad Manners?

Pointing is confrontational, aggressive and belittling.   The person who is pointed at will become defensive and further conversation is unlikely to be positive.   There are many companies which hold high standards for customer service and expectation that their employees will follow through on executing those standards.  When you don’t, your job is at […]

How to Instantly Connect with Anyone

Wouldn’t you agree that life is all about quality connections? Our success, happiness and well-being are largely the by products of our ability to get along well with others and cultivate positive relationships. Below is a checklist of ingredients that we discuss in our communication and interpersonal relationships workshops. You can see more information on […]