29 June 2015

ETIQUETTE WEEKEND #31

In case you missed it this weekend, here are ETIQUETTE WEEKEND links I shared.

ETIQUETTE WEEKEND is a Twitter (@daveguerra), Facebook (facebook.com/thedavidguerra), Google+ (plus.google.com/+DaveGuerra) project where I post and share links to websites and online articles that are all about Etiquette (Business, Interpersonal, Professional and Personal).

1. What Gratitude Has to Do With Your Professional Image?
http://www.etiquetteoutreach.com/blog_new-york-etiquette-guide/bid/80428/What-Gratitude-Has-to-Do-With-Your-Professional-Image

2. How Etiquette Varies From Coast To Coast
http://www.sbomag.com/2014/11/etiquette-varies-coast-coast/

3. Business Blogging Etiquette: How To Properly Use And Share Other People’s Ideas
http://www.business2community.com/blogging/business-blogging-etiquette-properly-use-share-peoples-ideas-01071040

4. Heaton: How to Build a Professional Network
http://hottytoddy.com/2014/11/24/heaton-how-to-build-a-professional-network/

5. The 5 keys to taking your business international
http://www.itproportal.com/2014/11/26/5-keys-making-business-international/

6. How to Disagree with Your Boss
https://hbr.org/2014/11/how-to-disagree-with-your-boss

7. The Worst Things You Can Do While Waiting In Line, According To Etiquette
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/11/26/waiting-in-line_n_6219796.html

8. When Job Referral Fees Go Wrong
http://www.lifehacker.com.au/2014/11/when-job-referral-fees-go-wrong/

9. Traveling etiquette: Shop your style just before you board a flight
http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/magazines/panache/travelling-etiquette-shop-your-style-just-before-you-board-a-flight/articleshow/45282084.cms

10. Party etiquette: The new guide to ‘guestiquette’
http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/party-etiquette-the-new-guide-to-guestiquette/story-fni0cx2y-1227136033647

11. Is this Seat Taken? Seating arrangements and Office functions
http://www.etiquettedaily.com/2014/11/is-this-seat-taken-seating-arrangements-and-office-functions/

12. Etiquette: Reintroducing real-life to a smartphone-obsessed society
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/relationships/etiquette-reintroducing-real-life-to-a-smartphone-obsessed-society/article21814570/

13. The right way to hold a glass of champagne
http://businesschic.com.au/2014/11/the-right-way-to-hold-a-glass-of-champagne/

14. Break room etiquette: Are you in a daily struggle to enjoy your lunch?
http://www.newspressnow.com/jobs/article_99f61f68-3fbf-515b-9001-e8294ea46eb0.html

15. Are You Following the Right Network Etiquette?
http://www.wdtv.com/wdtv.cfm?func=view&section=5-News&item=Are-You-Following-the-Right-Network-Etiquette-19775


Thank you,
David Guerra

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22 June 2015

ETIQUETTE WEEKEND #30

In case you missed it this weekend, here are ETIQUETTE WEEKEND links I shared.

ETIQUETTE WEEKEND is a Twitter (@daveguerra), Facebook (facebook.com/thedavidguerra), Google+ (plus.google.com/+DaveGuerra) project where I post and share links to websites and online articles that are all about Etiquette (Business, Interpersonal, Professional and Personal).

1. Fit Friday: Exercising your etiquette
http://www.wxow.com/story/27449578/2014/11/21/fit-friday-exercising-your-etiquette

2. Business etiquette: How stinky is your office fridge? (poll)
http://www.oregonlive.com/business/index.ssf/2014/11/the_stinky_office_fridge_share.html

3. Career Services: Etiquette an important workplace skill
http://news.gcu.edu/2014/11/career-services-etiquette-workplace-important-part-professionalism/

4. Email Etiquette for Small Businesses
http://www.nfib.com/article/email-etiquette-for-small-businesses-67252/

5. On the demands of etiquette
http://www.dailystar.com.lb/Life/Lubnan/2014/Nov-20/278340-on-the-demands-of-etiquette.ashx

6. The Next Big Thing For China’s Wealthy: Etiquette Classes
http://www.chinatopix.com/articles/23669/20141121/the-next-big-thing-for-china-s-wealthy-etiquette-classes.htm

7. Ventas Central Agree with Duke of Yorks Controversial Statement about British Business Etiquette
http://business.itbusinessnet.com/article/Ventas-Central-Agree-with-Duke-of-Yorks-Controversial-Statement-about-British-Business-Etiquette-3618191

8. Ten business etiquette mistakes
http://www.smh.com.au/small-business/franchising/ten-business-etiquette-mistakes-20141120-3kre1.html

9. Announcer etiquette
http://www.hibbingmn.com/sports/national/announcer-etiquette/article_a28f9380-72bb-11e4-91c5-979588a8b941.html

10. When your brand doesn’t measure up
http://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2014/11/23/promoting-and-protecting-your-personal-brand/OUr4g5VpcTwht0r5k8JGUN/story.html

11. 10 Signs The Interview Went Well
http://www.fastcompany.com/3038916/10-signs-the-interview-went-well

12. Etiquette column: When you should leave on or take off a sport or suit coat
http://www.news-sentinel.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20141121/LIVING/141129924

13. Etiquette Tips For Traveling With The Boss
http://www.forbes.com/sites/susanadams/2014/11/21/etiquette-tips-for-traveling-with-the-boss/

14. Etiquette: Pls read. Thx!
http://therotarianmagazine.com/etiquette-pls-read-thx/



Thank you,
David Guerra

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20 June 2015

The Leadership Minute #40: Sense of Humor

The Leadership Minute #40
Character Traits of a Leader: Sense of Humor



A leader has got to have a sense of humor. A leader cannot go around stoic, with a frown, or serious all the time. This does not work for anyone, it is bad. It is bad for the leader as an individual. It is bad for the leader as a leader.

Your followers, those you lead expect you to have a sense of humor. That's because there will times and situations that you will have no control over and you are just going to have to laugh at it. You are going to have to chuckle, you are going to have to laugh right along with them.

Speaking of laughing with them. As a leader, never laugh at them, don't belittle them, don't be mean, don't do or say anything at their expense. Don't bad mouth individuals whether they are present or not. Do not bad mouth anyone who is not present because they cannot defend themselves. Doing so makes you a BULLY!

Whatever you do, do not laugh at people because I guarantee just like you are laughing at somebody that person is laughing at YOU!

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17 June 2015

The Leadership Minute #39: Candor

The Leadership Minute #39
Character Traits of a Leader: Candor



Candor is the quality of being open and honest in expression. Frankness, unreserved, sincere, and passion. It's a little bit of everything.

Think about it, if you can be open and you can be honest with those that you lead, those that follow you, guess what? They are going to appreciate it that much more coming from you. You are not pulling any punches and nobody wants a leader that pulls punches. A leader that pulls punches is a sign of a bad leader.

As a leader, you want to be able to go in and rip the band-aid right off. Obviously, there are going to be times when sincerity and restraint may be called for but for the most part DO NOT pull any punches.

Be open, be sincere, be passionate about what you say and be frank.

Everybody appreciates candor. Everybody expects candor. Sometimes there will be those few that say they want candor but they don't want it. That's OK because in the long run, candor is what everybody needs.

You as a leader, them as followers, them as future leaders, everybody wants it, everybody needs it, most of all everybody should expect it.

Thank you,
David Guerra

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16 June 2015

Q & A #DareToBe Tweet Chat: Self-Worth (Tuesday, May 19, 2015)

Every Tuesday evening at 8pm eastern, the #DareToBe tweetchat takes place on Twitter. The #DareToBe tweetchat is hosted by Andrea Sanchez (@asanchez16), an Editor, Writer, Communications Executive and according to her Twitter profile, from Houston, Texas.

Every week a different topic. On the evening of May 19, 2015, the topic was Self-Worth. I could not capture all the twitter based answers to the 10 questions asked by @ASanchez16. However, I present the questions and  my answers (with a bit of amplification). Please enjoy and if you can, please joins us. Look for the #DareToBe hashtag every Tuesday evening.

Self-Worth
Define worthiness.
Worthiness is having a sense of accepted value & character.

What is the difference between worthiness and cockiness?
One has humility written all over it. The other one well, it just ain't right. Cockiness is not something that should be worn as a badge but it should used as benchmark that should be seldom crossed.

I am worthy of _______________.
I am worthy of the results my team and I get from the hard work we put in. We've earned it, together.

How can a humble person be better at acknowledging their self worth?
It may be a difficult thing to do but a humble person must step into the limelight every once in a while. Otherwise, someone else might just claim the credit that was earmarked for you.

To have high self worth one must __________.
One must be able to deliver on that worth 100% of the time (it's non-negotiable). If one refuses to give it their all then why bother. Right now, someone else is putting in the 100% that's needed and they will be recognized. It behooves you to do it before someone else does.

In what do you find your worthiness?
I find my worthiness in doing what I do because I do the best that I can. As long as I like it, I'm good with it! Doing the best that you can is always going to take you to place that makes you feel worthy.

Can a confident person feel unworthy? Explain.
A confident person can feel unworthy. As humans, we have all sorts of emotions running around our mind at any given time. Unworthiness included.

______________ makes one question their worth.
Accomplishing something then wondering what's next makes me question my worth. When something comes to an end there is this void of time and emotion that was fill when I was working on something . Now that void must be filled and that takes its toll on my sense of worth because I question what's next and will it be less or better than the previous accomplishment.

Success is not cohesive with worthiness. Agree/disagree? Explain.
Success is not cohesive with worthiness as success can be accomplished at any level. Worthiness is at a higher and deeper level in us, as human beings. Worthiness drives us in a different way. By this I mean, worthiness is what tells us we can start and complete something. Success is completing that something we started in a positive manner. In a way that could be considered a sizable return on the initial investment.


Thank you,
David Guerra

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15 June 2015

ETIQUETTE WEEKEND #29

In case you missed it this weekend, here are ETIQUETTE WEEKEND links I shared.

ETIQUETTE WEEKEND is a Twitter (@daveguerra), Facebook (facebook.com/thedavidguerra), Google+ (plus.google.com/+DaveGuerra) project where I post and share links to websites and online articles that are all about Etiquette (Business, Interpersonal, Professional and Personal).


1. Facebook debate: Etiquette of greetings
http://gulfnews.com/your-say/letters/facebook-debate-etiquette-of-greetings-1.1412715

2. Bit of awareness goes long way
http://www.cincinnati.com/story/money/2014/11/15/bit-awareness-goes-long-way/19083499/

3. Terry Marotta: Waiting room etiquette
http://concord.wickedlocal.com/article/20141116/NEWS/141117439/12445/LIFESTYLE

4. Better early than not at all: Is your holiday etiquette in check?
http://www.floridatoday.com/story/life/2014/11/16/etiquette-important-part-holidays/18846781/

5. 7 crucial tips to refine your mobile email etiquette
http://mashable.com/2014/11/17/mobile-email-etiquette/

6. It’s best to stick with the formal approach in addresses
https://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2014/11/16/addressing-correspondence-modern-world/ixAzU76IEr5aEYu12wwNOM/story.html

7. Business etiquette: 10 tips for trading overseas
http://startups.co.uk/business-etiquette-10-tips-for-trading-overseas/

8. 6 tips for banquet etiquette: guest opinion
http://www.al.com/business/index.ssf/2014/11/6_tips_for_banquet_etiquette_o.html

9. Five lessons from kindergarten that professionals need to remember
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/careers/leadership-lab/five-lessons-from-kindergarten-professionals-need-to-remember/article21622265/

10. Office Etiquette: Do You Know The Basics? (slides) 
http://www.slideshare.net/SWEMarketing/office-etiquette-do-you-know-the-basics


11. Business Card Etiquette 102
http://www.levo.com/articles/career-advice/business-card-etiquette-102

12. Can You Advance Your Career by Being Courteous?
http://www.concordiaonline.net/can-you-advance-your-career-by-being-courteous/

13. 27 Email Etiquette Tips for Professionals
http://www.lifehack.org/articles/work/27-email-etiquette-tips-for-professionals.html

14. Leadership Lessons From A War Zone
http://www.fastcompany.com/3033095/hit-the-ground-running/leadership-lessons-from-a-war-zone


Thank you,
David Guerra

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14 June 2015

The Leadership Minute #38: Assertiveness


The Leadership Minute #38
Character Traits of a Leader: Assertiveness



Assertiveness means being self-assured and confident without being aggressive. It is a learnable skill. However, a word of warning there is a fine line between being assertive and aggressive. Those that follow you expect that assertiveness to be present in everything you do and say. They demand clear, concise direction from their leader.

They also expect that that direction is presented in a manner that is not dictatorial but in a way that ensures that everyone understand why it must be done and that it MUST be done in the manner and time expected.

Individuals that have mastered assertiveness know that so long as they use their power for good can make good things happen for the organization.

It is when they use it for bad they they find themselves on the wrong side of the employment line. Don't be that kind of leader. Instead be self-assured, be extremely confident, be assertive but don't be aggressive


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David Guerra

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