4 Gifts to Give Your Boss

Blog, Business Etiquette, Tips

‘Tis the season! The holidays are around the corner. Are you struggling to find the perfect gift for your boss? Yes, your boss. In today’s modern business world, it’s possible to buy your boss a holiday gift without appearing desperate – or worse, if you consider a few tips.  At Spencer Crane Etiquette, we show … Read More

Corporate Dining: Who Pays the Bill?

Blog, Business Etiquette, Dining Etiquette, Tips

Quick question: When you’re dining with your boss, client or colleagues, who should pay the bill?  Throughout your career, you may attend many business meals. Some meals may be at casual sandwich shops, others may be at upscale restaurants. Whether the venue is humble or fancy, you should know the answer to this critical question:  … Read More

5 Essentials for a Successful Meeting

Blog, Business Etiquette

Work meetings are a waste of time, right? If you nodded in agreement, please reconsider. Sure, meetings can be inconvenient, and if we’re honest, a little boring. But meetings can also be an opportunity to highlight your leadership abilities and demonstrate that you are a team player. In fact, mastering meeting etiquette can help you … Read More

5 Habits to Help You Show Up On Time

Business Etiquette

Are you always late to work? Do you feel embarrassed when you’re the last one to show up? Do you feel rushed and frazzled before meetings? I’ve got five tips to help you to be punctual and appear more professional. We all know that life happens at the most inconvenient times. You spill coffee on … Read More

Understanding Workplace Friendships

Blog, Business Etiquette

We spend a lot of time at work, so it is only natural to develop friendships with colleagues and bosses. But workplace friendships are different from the friendships in our personal lives. And not understanding the difference between the two can spell trouble at work.

When is a Pat on the Head Taboo?

Business Etiquette

QUESTION: Recently, Estrin Education received a communication from a reader expressing her discomfort when a coworker pats the head of a client’s child. MY RESPONSE: Our increasingly global society yields many benefits, one of which can be a greater understanding and appreciation for other cultures and customs. But what happens if a custom from your … Read More