Emoticons in Business- Yes or no?

While some call them juvenile, and others may think they’re a waste of time, there’s no doubt that emoticons are here to stay.

E-Cigarettes: How the rules haven’t changed

With e-cigarette sales surpassing $1.7 billion in 2013 and it becoming an ever popular alternative to smoking normal tobacco products, it begs the question, is this a healthy and acceptable...

Eight steps to Dining with Good Etiquette

Whether dining with the President of a large corporation, toasting with a promoted co-worker, or sitting with friends and family on Christmas Eve, an understanding of good dining etiquette makes time...

Online Etiquette: Your Career Depends on It

As the world continues to grow and become more technologically advanced, it becomes increasingly more important to conduct oneself in an appropriate and respectable manner when it comes to social...

Are You Happy at Work?

After 30 years, I left the businesses that I started and worked at with both great success and some failure along the way.

Which knife? Which fork?

Anyone who’s been at a fine dining business meal knows that it can be extremely stressful, not only are you trying to negotiate a deal or strengthen a relationship but you’re also having...

What is your life’s purpose?

What do we mean by this – it’s doing what we love to do and doing what we’re good at. In SA today this is a luxury that most of us cannot think about.