Jacqueline Whitmore is an etiquette expert and founder of the Protocol School of Palm Beach in Palm Beach, Fla. She is the author of Poised for Success: Mastering the Four Qualities That Distinguish Outstanding Professionals (St. Martin's Press, 2011) and Business Class: Etiquette Essentials for Success at Work (St. Martin's Press, 2005).
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Don't take offense that a competent-but-shy member of the team keeps to himself.
An employee vexed by a co-worker's texting needs to politely speak up or back off.
An enthusiasm for walking briskly to work in the morning has an odiferous consequence.
Defining "appropriate'' dress to everyone's satisfaction is a challenge.
Even renowned experts get nervous addressing groups but there are ways to calm yourself.
Meetings are opportunities seized through good preparation.
It takes remarkably little preparation to make a very big difference in the impression you make.
One teammate's morning ritual is what the rest of the team dreads daily. What to do?
What might not be much of a problem at all at home can be a very big deal when you're in a strange country.
First impressions are important but so is the impression are making day after day with your team.
If you're still working Friday night, you might just not be managing your time very well.