- Series: Emily Post's the Etiquette Advantage in Business: Personal
- Hardcover: 384 pages
- Publisher: William Morrow; 2nd ed. edition (May 3, 2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0060760028
- ISBN-13: 978-0060760021
- Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 1.2 x 9.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 25 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #360,088 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Emily Post's The Etiquette Advantage in Business: Personal Skills for Professional Success, Second Edition Hardcover – May 3, 2005
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From Publishers Weekly
Could a better understanding of etiquette have prevented the Enron scandal? Well, lying to shareholders never constituted good manners in anyone's book, nor good business sense, so perhaps. Drawing such lines is what the Posts attempt in the early chapters of this updated version of their business etiquette book, where they equate good ethics with good business. But really, is the slope between saying that the boss is in a meeting (when he's not) and distorting P&L statements actually that slippery? In trying to suggest that it is, the early chapters of this book provide little helpful guidance on actionable business conduct and come dangerously close to mimicking an employee handbook. Once the authors leave behind the discussion of ethics, cubicle etiquette and general office building conduct-please, no singing to your iPod in the elevator-one finds the content one expects from the Posts, like a mini-course in wine selection, pointers on making small talk with anyone, tips for trouble-free business travel and modern-day rules for handshaking. (FYI, it's no longer gender-specific, and women should always extend a hand, even if wearing glamorous evening gloves.) Ultimately, such social tips are more useful than the Posts' advice to tell your boss that lying about his whereabouts makes you uncomfortable. The authors also include substantial content on conducting a well-mannered job search.
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About the Author
Peggy Post, Emily Post’s great-granddaughter-in-law, is a director of The Emily Post Institute and the author of more than a dozen books. Peggy writes a monthly column in Good Housekeeping and an online wedding etiquette column for the New York Times.
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any type of setting. The information is presented in such a way that the entire book does not have to be read. The information is timely and is updated to fit the modern office. Not only does it give tips for personal interaction, it also addresses the job applicant, resumes, travel, trade shows, cultural differences, gifts, and other common office situations. No matter the size or set up of the office, this book is a wise choice for those who stirve for success and civility in the workplace.
My mother used to tell me, "I love you but I want everyone to love you, that's why you must learn to eat, and speak and dress with correctness. That's called etiquette." In case your next meal is scheduled at the White House, or in the private dining room of The Bank of England, then this book is for you. Only a rare corporate dining room like that of Thermo Fisher Scientific has been democratized in the 21st Century world of corporate etiquette, so any minor employee may be sitting near the CEO. In that case this book will help you very much. If your next upcoming lunch-date is at McDonald's, don't bother with this book. In summary, this book can help you in many ways, and it will certainly not hurt you. This book is a good investment if you are serious about climbing that ladder. Don't leave for the office without it.