How to maximize your gratitude

not teaching,still THINKING … Gratitude is all around us this Thanksgiving Day. In the spirit of thankfulness, we share a post that originally was published in April 2014 when this blog devoted that entire month to “polishing your professional skills.” Here it is, again, intended for anyone and everyone. Thanking someone with a formal note […]

End email with whatever is ‘best’ for you

It was with great interest that we read the blog post, “You’re ending your e-mails wrong,” by Rebecca Greenfield. The headline didn’t disappoint. It turned out to be a great conversation starter. In this BloombergBusiness piece, we learn a lot of history about how people end their letters and their emails. We also learn a lot from business etiquette […]

April 29: A thank you? Pitch yourself!

For the month of April, our blog will be devoted to polishing your professional skills. Everything you need to know about courtesy, manners and common sense. And we do mean “need” to know. APRIL 29 Thanking someone with a formal note has already been a theme of our April tips. But here is an idea from […]

April 7: Award winner? Say thank you!

For the month of April, our blog will be devoted to polishing your professional skills. Everything you need to know about courtesy, manners and common sense. And we do mean “need” to know. APRIL 7 This is the time of year for scholarships and awards of all kinds, from high school to college to the professional […]