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Category: The Workplace

Networking: forget what you think you know

There are a number of reactions a given person might have to the word “networking.”  Some might shy away from the idea of meeting strangers.  Others see it as a great opportunity.  But what is clear is that many people are doing it wrong.  That’s because networking shouldn’t be something you do, it’s simply who you […]

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A Gent’s Guide to Working with Family Members

Working with a relative, be they a spouse, brother, or distant cousin, can be a very successful and rewarding business strategy. It can also be a bit tricky and can bring out the worst in your respective relationships. Here are our suggestions for managing this complex situation:   1. Communication Communication should be your number one […]

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Navigating the Holiday Parties

It’s that time of year when it seems like there is a holiday event to attend almost every week. From the formal party to the required office gathering, here are our recommendations to navigate all the aspects of attending these functions. Formal Event What to wear: Stick to the classic black tux, with a tuxedo shirt, […]

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Working from Home

Working remotely is an ever-growing trend in today’s workforce. According to GlobalWorkplaceAnalytics.com, “3.7 million employees (2.5% of the workforce) now work from home at least half the time.” This leads us to the question, how are all these people successfully working in a non-traditional office space? Do they really work in their pajamas all day? […]

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How to Approach a Promotion

Inevitably, we will all reach a point in our career when we have decided we deserve a promotion. A promotion in many organizations is a very complex and coveted thing. The higher you go, the more money you make, the more power you have, and the more your ideas are heard. However, climbing the organizational […]

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A Gent’s Guide to Business Dinners: Part II

A business dinner can be fun, intimidating, productive, and a great learning experience all at the same time. In part two of this guide to business dinners, we will explore the pre-dinner, at dinner, and post-dinner checklists to ensure your meal and conversation are appropriate and effective. Before The Meal   Introductions are a key to […]

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