Category: Only @ Work

Whether you’re in a cubicle or the board room, here’s how to earn the reputation of a highly regarded associate or boss.

Does the Host Always Pay?

By: Maralee McKee, Manners Mentor If people are planning a party where they're celebrating themselves or family member(s), does the host always...

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How To Graciously Handle a Constant Complainer

By: Maralee McKee, Manners Mentor Do you know people you can envision lobbying for a grievance department in Heaven to complain about the perfe...

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Ending Back-and-Forth Emails, Hugging When Meeting, and What to Do If You Forget Someone’s Name

By: Maralee McKee, Manners Mentor Today we look at three different scenerios that share a common thread: knowing how to handle the situations s...

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How To Start a Great Conversation — The 7 Best Tips

Everyone wants to know how to start a conversation easily, but not just any old conversation. We want to be able to start great conversations! That's ...

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How to Politely Interrupt

    By: Maralee McKee, Manners Mentor "Excuse me for a second! May I Interrupt You?" Depending on what we're doing at the mo...

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When to Stand and Why

  By: Maralee McKee, Manners Mentor It seems like it should be simple enough to know when it's polite for us to stand to welcome or say...

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The Etiquette of Eating Appetizers

    By: Maralee McKee, Manners Mentor Today's question comes from a blog reader in my home state of Florida. It has to do with ...

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How to Avoid Phone Tag and Actually Talk to The Person

How to Avoid Phone Tag and Actually Talk to the Person

By: Maralee McKee, Manners Mentor Phone tag: it's a game we've all played more times than we want to count! It's odd, but with more ways than e...

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The Best Ways to Ask for a Favor—15-plus Must Knows

By: Maralee McKee, Manners Mentor In Funny Girl, the 1960s Broadway musical and then the movie of the same name, the world was introduced to a...

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10 E-mail Don'ts That Get In the Way of Your Message

10 Email Don’ts That Get in the Way of Your Message

By: Maralee McKee, Manners Mentor Not knowing subtle email don'ts can cause us more headaches than we can imagine. We want the recipients of our em...

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