“Business Casual?! What Does That Mean?”

Attire, Business Etiquette

Ask 5 people to define business casual and you will get 5 different answers. This is the problem with business casual, the rules aren’t clear. Prior to the 1990’s, dressing for the office was easy – you dressed up. Suits and ties for men and pantyhose and makeup for women were all part of the … Read More

The First Rule of Etiquette


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 doing the right thing. Yes, being able … Read More

Are Good Manners A Requirement for Business Success?

Attire, Business Etiquette, Civility, Dining Etiquette, Technology and Social Media

 “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 has worked in corporate America can effortlessly … Read More