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The Principles of Professionalism: Ensuring Students Make the Grade in the Real World

PSOW Staff - Tuesday, May 08, 2018

Understanding the fundamentals of business protocol and professional etiquette are more important than ever in our ever-changing multicultural workforce. But there are nuances and subtle shifts in professional behavior that will make your graduates stand out from the competition.   Read more

5.08.2018

Ineffective Communications: When Toxic Behavior Can Become Nuclear

PSOW Staff - Wednesday, June 07, 2017

In his article “The Cost of Poor Communications,” David Grossman reported that in a survey of 400 companies with 100,000 employees each cited an average annual loss (per company) of $62.4 million due to inadequate communication to and between employees. In looking at smaller companies of 100 employees or less, Debra Hamilton asserted in her article, “Top Ten Email Blunders that Cost Companies Money,” that miscommunication results in an average loss of $420,000 per year.   Read more

6.07.2017

Is your body language speaking for you?

PSOW Staff - Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Most communication experts now believe that almost 90% of what we say comes from nonverbal cues, which includes our body language. From a flip of the hair to hands on your hips, how you move, gesture, and make expressions can say as much as what comes out of your mouth.   Read more

2.22.2017

Mastering the International Meeting

PSOW Staff - Monday, November 28, 2016

According to the 2016 American Express Grow Global Survey, an overwhelming majority of surveyed companies (90%) agree that international markets offer significant growth opportunities. However, growth certainly does not come without challenges, and the most significant concerns for those selling outside the U.S. include the ability to build relationships with foreign partners (75%).   Read more

11.28.2016

Championing Women’s Leadership with Business Etiquette

Guest Blogger - Tuesday, March 08, 2016

As extraordinarily successful as women have been in reaching new heights in today’s workplace, we still have work to do. The Council of Economic Advisers 2014 report shows that females earn 78 cents for every dollar made by their male counterparts. Many upper echelons are male-dominated with 4.4% of the S&P 500 CEOs being women, and only 19% of those companies’ boards comprise women, according to Catalyst. Suppressed feelings of frustration and self-doubt are simmering amongst female talent who believe their career potential is not being recognized or rewarded. Heightened awareness of some business etiquette strategies that can be fluidly employed at the precise time in a range of business situations can help women get noticed for advancement opportunities.  Read more

3.08.2016