May
29

Nancy Breuer, MA

Cringeworthy: Mispronouncing your dinner

It isn’t surprising that many culinary terms come from the French—they invented the restaurant, after all—but it is surprising how glibly many Americans mispronounce a few simple terms that have entered our vocabularies in the Age of the Foodie. When you’re attending a business meal, carry just three of these pronunciations in your quiver and …

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Apr
24

Nancy Breuer, MA

Cringeworthy: Making us guess why you’re introducing us to someone

When an unfamiliar person walks into the workplace with you, all of us—finely finely tuned social animals that we are—start wondering: who is that? Why is she walking in with you? Is this an important client? Is he a federal agent here to confiscate the computers and take the CEO out in handcuffs? Okay, only …

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Apr
01

Debbie Newman, MA, MFT

April Fooling Around!!

Fooling Around I collect quotes.  I learn from ‘em.  I’m amused by ‘em.  So, in honor of April Fool’s Day, I decided to step aside and let these quotes speak for themselves.  Enjoy!!! “There was a time when a fool and his money were soon parted, but now it happens to everybody.” ~Adlai E. Stevenson …

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Mar
27

Nancy Breuer, MA

Cringeworthy: Party of two…table for four

When you go to lunch with a colleague or client, what do you do with your cell phone? Is it on the table, face up and in receive mode? Why? The phenomenon of tabletop cell phones has become so widespread that restaurants must change the way they allocate their valuable tabletop real estate to accommodate …

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Mar
25

C. Harry Eggleton, MBA, MSBA

Giving Feedback: Focus on the Facts

Some performance review sessions can be highly emotional experiences if we lose sight of the facts. A fact-focused mindset will help you to deliver an objective performance appraisal that is more fair and more useful.  Sticking to the facts can help both you and your employee to stay focused on performance and on strategies for …

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