Teaching Manners

It is a matter of knowledge of just how to do it, and adults know how.  Shaking hands, introducing yourself, how to act, manners...we can all learn them.  Teaching children is a huge responsibility, and we can do it.  Children sometimes consider themselves fearful about a lot of things, and meeting strangers can for sure be scary.  By taking a series of calculated methods, we can for sure help them to be more comfortable in social situations.  By raising respectful children, we help them to be c [...]

Smiles are free. But smiles are other things as well.

Smiles are most certainly contagious.  They not only make us happy, but they reassure others that we are happy.  Always remember that children model our behaviors and so if you want confident, polite, happy children, try a smile.  It will probably work wonders for all! Smiles are free.  But smiles are other things as well. Children smile easily and a child’s smile lights up a room and brightens up even the darkest day.  With  children in the age range of 4-7, this should be easy, albeit signific [...]

Shaking Hands

As adults, we shake hands.  We take for granted that it is a polite thing to do.  Sometimes we are really happy to be shaking hands, sometimes it is just something compulsory.  But we need to remember that it is the job of an adult to raise respectful children, which is a part of raising children with good manners and, yes, teaching children how to shake hands.  They don’t just learn social skills by themselves.  They see us as their models. Most children want to do the right thing, try to be “g [...]

World Civility Day Award

We Are In A Civility Crisis!

We are in a civility crisis! It is, without a doubt, Time for Change.  Managers, if you are witnessing this all the time, or if you are a party to this, you and your workplace are in trouble. You need to practice workplace civility.  A toxic workplace will impact your profit and retention of employees,  Success these days can be measured in terms of appropriate engagement with staff and customers.  But you are not alone.  Perhaps it is time to check out a civility expert to get help. We are smac [...]

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 [...]

Lew Bayer is in Oprah Magazine!

Lew Bayer is featured in the most recent issue of the Oprah Magazine - check it out HERE! [...]

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 [...]