TEMPorary Insanity

By Stayce Wagner, Spencer Crane Etiquette, LLC Being a temporary legal professional is hard work. Anyone who has ever done it, myself included, will tell you that. Consider that as the perpetual new kid on the block (be prepared for your new workplace nickname – “The Temp”) you are constantly under scrutiny: every interaction is […]

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A Special Occasion – Holiday 2012

By Stayce Wagner, Spencer Crane Etiquette, LLC When I was eleven years old, the flu collided with Christmas dinner and forever dampened my enthusiasm for holiday food. So, every year I sit back with a glass of wine and watch the mayhem unfold as my multigenerational and multicultural family of cooks and foodies barter and […]

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“What Baby?” Navigating Your Colleague’s Pregnancy

By Stayce Wagner, Spencer Crane Etiquette, LLC “Are you pregnant?” Many moons ago, I blurted those inappropriate words to a colleague as she washed her hands in the office bathroom. As I glanced at her reflection in the mirror, I noticed a tiny bump, and without thinking, I asked if she were pregnant. She smiled […]

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It’s Time to (Office) Party!

By Stayce Wagner, Spencer Crane Etiquette, LLC It is office holiday party season.  Finally, an opportunity to throw off those boring work clothes, forget about those pesky business etiquette rules and let the real you out! Just kidding. (And if you didn’t catch the joke…I highly recommend that you continue reading.) Seriously, have a great […]

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The First Rule of Etiquette

By Stayce Wagner, Spencer Crane Etiquette, LLC The sheriffs and movers who refused to evict 103-year-old Vinia Hall and her 83-year-old daughter from the Atlanta home that they have shared for fifty years understand. They understand that having good manners isn’t always about power handshakes and proper introductions. Sometimes, demonstrating good manners is just about […]

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Are Good Manners A Requirement for Business Success?

By Stayce Wagner, Spencer Crane Etiquette, LLC “Respect for ourselves guides our morals; respect for others guides our manners.” Laurence Sterne As I sat down to write this business etiquette blog for The Estrin Report, I wondered, are good manners a requirement for business success? Not surprisingly, the answer is an unequivocal no. Anyone who […]

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