We can’t seem to expect courtesy as a normal part of living, and so we resort to creating special areas in which people agree, by entering the roped-off space, to temporarily forgo barbarity. But it is a sad substitute for basic manners. It is an admission that we’ve abandoned any hope of encouraging thoughtful regard for others outside these narrow zones. And it doesn’t produce courtesy, just a stern vigilantism of inflexible rules.
By Kathleen Baines, Columnist on November 1, 2010 Our generation has lost most forms of etiquette — it’s a bold claim, albeit a true one. I have my own theories as to why this decline happened — the substitution of old-fashioned methods of child-rearing with the “I’m your buddy, not your parent” model, the refusal […]
When George Washington (the first President of the United States) was a teen, he learned to write and read by copying the 100 Rules of Civility which were written in France and sent to school masters in American colonies for teaching their students. It seems that every generation and time needs to pay more attention […]
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.
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I found this article by Deborah Walker, CCMC which is a wonderful outline in very simple terms about how to ace your next job interview and get the job for which you are applying. Win Your Next Job With Three Essential Interview Skills – Hcareers.
NEVER lose another deal – blow another job interview – or miss out on another high-level opportunity – because of a totally preventable dining etiquette disaster!
…according to a new survey, a startling proportion of young people are confounding Churchill’s wisdom and wholeheartedly celebrating traditional conservative values. They believe in the importance of manners, espouse the joys of the family unit, and, most surprising of all, more than three quarters believe that the country has changed for the worse.
Because I am an etiquette expert, people are careful about what they say and how they say it when around me. What they should know is that the top experts in proper etiquette understand human behavior well and we find the humor that is apparent in most interpersonal exchanges. This list was sent to me […]
This wonderfully written article in today’s Washington Times reflects my own opinion about recent incivilities in the sports world reported on in the news. HAGELIN: Lack of civility is bad example – Washington Times Shared via AddThis