Do’s and don’ts of business meals

  • May 12, 2011

If Nina Zagat knows anything, it’s how to have a successful business dinner. The co-founder of the Zagat Survey restaurant guides says the main goal of any meal...

Business email etiquette checklist

  • February 18, 2011

“All first drafts are terrible. I don’t care if you’re Hemingway.” That comes from a writing professor who may as well have been talking about...

1-Minute Strategies: Dec. ’10

  • December 30, 2010

If you've received an invitation to a party at your boss’s home, yes, you do have to RSVP, attend, dress appropriately, mingle and send a thank-you note ...

Teetotalers: Surviving the holiday parties

  • December 08, 2010

Question: “Last year, our company celebrated the holiday season at a bar near our office building.  This event was basically an “alcohol fest”...

Snoopy co-workers and other busybodies

  • September 17, 2010

Frustrated with her snooping co-workers, one anonymous admin wrote on the Admin Pro Forum: “I work with a group of people who always want to know what I’m...

Is ‘Dear’ in the salutation passé?

  • May 05, 2010

Has e-mail become so ubiquitous that it has changed the way we craft business correspondence? That’s what admins recently debated on our Admin Pro Forum. Some...

5 ways to create a grateful workplace

  • March 08, 2010

Liz Jazwiec, author of Eat That Cookie!: Make Workplace Positivity Pay Off, is a big believer in workplace gratitude. Not just the kind that passes from boss to...

Co-worker wasting all day on Facebook?

  • February 04, 2010

An administrative assistant recently posted this dilemma on our Admin Pro Forum: “I know my office co-worker chats on Facebook most of the day ... and now I have...