From Military to Civilian Career Transition – What You Need to Know

  ​Listen at www.blogtalkradio.com/moderncivility to hear Cynthia Lett and Tom Wolfe (author of Out of Uniform: Your Guide to a Successful Military-to-Civilian Career Transition) talk about what is necessary for Veterans to know about their next step in their careers and what business owners who hire them need to keep in mind.  They talk about […]

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 […]

15 Words and Phrases that Destroy Relationships

Certain words and phrases block connections cold and at the same time can make people steaming mad.  Here are some tips on language, words and phrases to avoid: You – If you tell someone “You did this” or “You did that” people get defensive. This is especially true if you use a harsh tone. Generalizations […]

Rudeness Wrecks Relationships

By Arnold Sanow, CSP, MBA Rude behavior, and failing to demonstrate concern and regard for others, is a problem for many organizations. It hurts productivity, job commitment, job retention, and the health and well-being of employees. Researchers studying workplace aggression and rudeness are finding its frequency is increasing and taking a toll on employees. Based […]

Rev Up Your Rapport

by Arnold Sanow MBA,CSP Associate of The Lett Group   Rapport can be defined as “bringing agreement, harmony and accord to a relationship”. Isn’t that what we want in our connections – to discover points of mutual interest or common ground, reach agreements, live and work together in harmony and enjoy interactions along the way- […]

Breaking Up Electronically

You have the power to pick up the phone and call the person and have a conversation that doesn’t include a keyboard. If you accept electronic communication as the main means for interaction then you can have no complaint when you are told by Tweet that the relationship is over.

What about President Obama Bowing to the Japanese Emperor?

I have heard many pundits talk about the bow that President Obama made when he met Emperor Akihito and that it was too low and not reciprocated by the Emperor.   I have seen the photo of the greeting and it seems that President Obama was taught a general truth about greeting the Japanese but didn’t […]