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Call To Action: Toxic Work Place

This is a CALL TO ACTION for us all to change our workplace lives in order to change our home lives as well.  If you are a manager in a toxic workplace, is it affecting your home life as well?  Just like any other virus, it affects profit.  Unhappy employees cannot provide the quality you need.  Stop the workplace bullies and those who insist on incivility and get on the road to recovery from this highly contagious virus. Given that the average person spends 90,000 hours at work over his/her lif [...]

April Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (April 1, Winnipeg, MB) In the Month of April, The Civility Center Reminds us - "I am a global citizen. Every person has value and I can make a difference." Internationally renowned as the “go to” organization for anything related to civility, The Civility Center, has created a monthly calendar that includes events, ideas, and inspiration from around the world.  The Civility Calendar is available free online with the objective of encouraging people to bring their most kind, [...]

Kids First

It is no secret that the fact that there is a lack of manners in our world today impacts what we do.  We say we want polite, respectful children, but we must do the work.  Teaching kids manners not only assists their social skills but it also builds confidence.  The adults in the lives of all our children need to take this responsibility seriously. Many people these days are decrying the absence of manners in our world.  So it makes sense that if this is the case, children perhaps are not being [...]

Want to Start a Training Business?

WANT TO START A TRAINING BUSINESS? HERE IS CIVILITY EXPERT's CEO (AND BESTSELLING BUSINESS AUTHOR) LEW BAYER's ADVICE TO ENTREPRENEURS : As an entrepreneur for the past 20 years, the best advice I can give new entrepreneurs is: At some point you have to stop asking other people's opinions and just trust your instincts; no one can make the final decisions about your business but you. While it's good to be generally aware of what your competitor's are doing- don't be focused on delivering what the [...]

Teaching Your Children Thank You Card And Gift Etiquette

TEACHING YOUR CHILDREN THANK YOU CARD AND GIFT ETIQUETTE In Good Company has the following advice in answer to the question about children and whether they should be writing Thank You cards for gifts they have received. For children under age five, parents should send a card on the child’s behalf if gifts are not opened under the eye of the giver or when a special grown-up sends  a present. (Incidentally, although it has become commonplace, most parents are annoyed and most children very disappo [...]

Teach Kids Manners – Some Books To Help Them Learn

Teach Kids Manners – Some Books To Help Them Learn When working with small children, and trying to teach them any topic, it is helpful to use various methods, real life teaching followed up by repeating the lessons they learned using books and – these days – online videos.  In today’s blog, we’ll recommend some books for the little ones. Karen Katz’  EXCUSE ME – A LITTLE BOOK OF MANNERS  - is aimed at toddlers and uses fun and interesting pictures of babies that will draw their attention to illu [...]

Teaching Children To Respect & Appreciate Diversity.

Teaching children to respect and appreciate diversity. Being successful in a multicultural environment..whether it is school or a future workplace...is about more than just tolerance. Truly embracing diversity and what people from different cultures,, lifestyles, and viewpoints bring to the table is the recipe for success in today's connected world. Planting the seeds of mutual appreciation - beyond mere tolerance- makes any group stronger. The diverse collection of experiences and viewpoints sh [...]

How To Teach Kids Manners – In the Modern World

How To Teach Kids Manners  - In the Modern World Children and manners are almost as hot a topic in the modern era as in our grandmothers day, if a quick search in Google is any indication.  While I am not sure what manners training looked like in our great grandmothers day (beyond the pages of stodgy old books…) From parenting magazines to mommy bloggers to webpages for etiquette classes like the ones we hold for kids from four to eighteen at In Good Company, the internet is full of advice on ki [...]

Parenting On The Go – Travelling with little ones

PARENTING ON THE GO – Travelling with little ones If you have ever spent time travelling with children - or been the unwilling witness to a parent dealing with a child having a tantrum in an airplane, train, or bus- you know that even the most carefully laid travel plans can turn into a challenge with kids in tow. You may have even witnessed frustrated parents have mini meltdowns of their own in embarrassment at not being able to calm down a toddler having a tantrum. Everyone should have a littl [...]

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