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To Keep Out of Trouble, Separate Your Business and Personal Lives

Career and Life Matrix - Arrow and TargetSeveral of our good friends are clients of many years. So the following advice may seem counter to our own rule of separating your business and personal lives.

One of the reasons our relationships are long lasting is because we never spread gossip about other clients or say negative things about them. In our leisure time, we keep the conversations social. So should you. …Read more…

What Does it Say About You When You’re Always Late?

It’s unfortunate that the first headlines about the new Mayor of New York City, Bill de Blasio, are about his chronic lateness mad-hatter-4 and not about his agenda for The City.

Hizzoner has been clocked from 15 minutes to an hour-and-a-half late to news conferences, community events and even his appearance before the state legislature. His habitual tardiness has not endeared him to the media, who are usually jammed in a tiny room at City Hall waiting for him to arrive for press conferences.

You’re Not That Important

How about you? Are you someone who is habitually late? Be honest with yourself. Do you always …Read more…

To Hug, or Not to Hug: That is the Dilemma

When did hugging become so popular? People are still learning how to give a proper handshake – no limp fish – and all that. But now shaking hands is so passé.

Should I Hug?

When I visit with clients it isn’t always clear what I should do – and what the client prefers. hug-happy-smile If it’s a woman client of many years’ standing, it’s almost automatic to share what’s called an “air kiss.” We simply brush cheeks; not exactly a kiss, but close.

It’s more problematic with a long-standing male client – an air kiss, a handshake or a hug? An older gentleman may prefer a formal handshake, while a Millennial may go for a big hug, or maybe a high five.

Michelle Obama has joined the trend, along with other celebrities New York Magazine identified in The Power Huggers. The hit reality show The Voice features more hugging than you normally see at a wedding. The singers who win a competition get a big hug – not only from their coach …Read more…