Business Communication Today, 14th Ed.
Chapter 2. Collaboration, Interpersonal Communication, and Business Etiquette
"It's a problem many of us have faced in some fashion: knowing what the healthy choice is, yet lacking the motivation to make it," writes Shana Lebowitz in a BusinessInsider.
"Despite the fact that hiring managers now ask for a variety of application materials, resumes are still an extremely important part of the process.
"Right before I go out onstage, I think about punching every audience member directly in the mouth.
"Are you really qualified for the position you’re interviewing for?
"Etiquette might seem old-fashioned, but it's also an essential business tool.
"To help you tackle the specific work issues you’re likely to face, we tapped three work-from-home experts for their tips on how to maximize four key areas of home-based office life so you can boost productivity and success.
"Let's start with why you shouldn't feel guilty about saying no.
"Just as your home is, in some sense, a reflection of you, a company’s office says a lot about its culture.
"Tal Ben-Shahar [photo, left] taught the most popular class at Harvard University — and it was all about happiness.
"Research offers a few clues about the most effective way to say 'I'm sorry.
"Here's a seemingly simple question for you — what's productivity all about?
"Do you think you are a punctuation pro?
"Finally, after all that negativity, some positive advice.
"In most organizations, continuous learning and self-improvement isn’t a formal requirement, but it’s one of the top unwritten ones.
"We all know a few people — probably just a few, actually — who win over everyone they meet.
"Ray Tomlinson, considered to be the godfather of email, has died, according to his employer, Raytheon Company.
According to Jacquelyn Smith (photo, left), "Glassdoor reports that certain times of day, and certain days of the week, are better than others.
"At the start of The Hunger Games, Katniss finds herself on a pedestal looking out upon a massive cornucopia filled with weapons and resources.
Try doing what Liz Wessel did - send a cold email to someone you look up to.
Jessica Stillman writes about the ideas on the subject developed by Benjamin Hardy.
"Everyone wants to be that person—the one who looks at the same information as everyone else, but who sees a fresh, innovative solution.