The Dos and Don’ts of Halloween Costumes at Work

Attire, Blog, Tips

Your organization’s annual Halloween costume contest is always a fun time. What are you planning to wear? Friendly reminder: A costume with a label that starts with “sexy” won’t win Best Costume. Neither will a costume that makes a political statement, such as a shooting victim or a Chernobyl survivor. Instead of a prize, expect … Read More

“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

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