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Happy Cinco de Mayo! Celebrate Your Independence to Achieve Career Goals

successHappy Cinco de Mayo!

This May 5th holiday originated with Mexican-American communities in the American West to commemorate the cause of freedom and democracy during the first years of the Civil War, but has morphed into a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride.

Luckily, we are not engaged in a civil war, and our freedom and democracy continues. This freedom extends to your career — you have the freedom to take it anywhere you want it to go! And although research still shows that the glass ceiling is still an issue for many women in the workplace, you do not have to be settle for gender-related — or any — limitations.

So, perhaps Cinco de Mayo is a good day to celebrate your freedom to build your career and professionalism.

Posted by Marjorie Brody in accountability, advocates, attitude, business professionalism, career, communication skills, development, Executive coaching, glass ceiling, mentors, networking, networking with social media, professional development, success, wellness, women breaking glass ceiling, work, workplace, Workplace, Career, Business, Communication, Professionalism.

Avoid Social Media Blunders – Your Boss (Or Clients!) May Be Watching

Social media gaffes by corporations and public agencies are becoming legend, just another apparently unavoidable part of the digital, live-streaming, insta-everything world we live in.

Social media engagement has turned out to be a double-edged sword, with one side of the blade being an equal playing field, with the opportunity to reach millions in a way that’s never been so possible — and so affordable (even free) — before.

Companies and individuals have an unprecedented opportunity to connect, build their brands, and enhance their reputations through use of social media like LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Pinterest and more … or not.

Because the other side of the social media blade is the possibility for massive blunders — lapses in good judgment or etiquette that go viral — bringing enormous publicity and humiliation of the most unwanted kind.

Posted by Marjorie Brody in business professionalism, career, communication skills, networking with social media, professional development, social media, social media etiquette, workplace, Workplace, Career, Business, Communication, Professionalism.

Business Etiquette Online: 6 Tips For Successful Social Media Networking

I start off today’s blog with a reminder from Mother Nature about how powerful she can be ,,,

Since Wednesday, BRODY offices have been closed, due to losing power and phone lines post ice-storm. We are all able to have limited access to e-mail messages. Here’s a list of staff e-mail. We hope that power is back up by Monday, 2-10. Thank you for your ongoing patience! We will be posting updates on our website and blog as they become available.

Now, on to our regularly scheduled blog … an important topic for business professionals to remember about business etiquette in our 24/7 digital age.

Business etiquette in the digital age comes with its own set of totally new rules and challenges – mainly related to the proliferation of social media websites where people can (and, unfortunately sometimes do), overshare personal details and opinions.

Posted by Marjorie Brody in accountability, business etiquette, business faux pas, communication, Etiquette, networking with social media, social media, workplace etiquette, workplace manners, Workplace, Career, Business, Communication, Professionalism.