Book: Business Etiquette For Dummies (Wiley & Son’s Inc. 2nd. edition 2008)


Make no mistake, etiquette is as important in business as it is in everyday life — it’s also a lot more complicated. From email and phone communications to personal interviews to adapting to corporate and international cultural differences, Business Etiquette For Dummies, 2nd Edition, keeps you on your best behavior in any business situation.

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This friendly, authoritative guide shows you how to develop good etiquette on the job and navigate today’s diverse and complex business environment with great success. You’ll get savvy tips for dressing the part, making polite conversation, minding your manners at meetings and meals, behaving at off-site events, handling ethical dilemmas, and conducting international business. You’ll find out how to behave gracefully during tense negotiations, improve your communication skills, and overcome all sorts of work-related challenges. Discover how to:

Make a great first impression
Meet and greet with ease
Be a good company representative
Practice proper online etiquette
Adapt to the changing rules of etiquette
Deal with difficult personalities without losing your cool
Become a well-mannered traveler
Develop good relationships with your peers, staff, and superiors
Give compliments and offer criticism
Respect physical, racial, ethnic, and gender differences at work
Learn the difference between “casual Friday” and sloppy Saturday
Develop cubicle courtesy
Avoid conversational faux pas
Business etiquette is as important to your success as doing your job well. Read Business Etiquette For Dummies, 2nd Edition, and make no mistake.


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One Response to Book: Business Etiquette For Dummies (Wiley & Son’s Inc. 2nd. edition 2008)

  1. K. E. E. Singh March 18, 2013 at 7:46 pm #

    What I particularly liked?

    * The depth of the content. If someone doesn’t have the time to read many etiquette books but still wants to learn the subject really thoroughly I would highly recommend this book. There are many books out there which cover many etiquette topics but often quite superficially. In this book you get very detailed information on various etiquette matters. I would even call it “The Etiquette Bible”. I would say this is a must-read for anyone who considers teaching business etiquette.
    * The anecdotes because they proof that the topic discussed is related to the real life. I adore reading them.
    * The caricatures which remind the reader that etiquette shouldn’t always be taken dead-serious. And it made me also think: Why is there actually not a comic book out there that teaches etiquette in a funny way (such as Dilbert books by Scott Adams)?
    * Something you can find in any “For Dummies” book are the icons. It helps the reader to find certain things very quickly, such as: anecdotes, tips, faux pas to avoid, things to remember etc.
    * “What you are not to read” which appears in shaded gray boxes is a section which the author doesn’t consider as essential for grasping a given etiquette topic but which I considered as often very interesting and informative.
    * The fact that topics such as:
    – Diversity Etiquette (physical, racial and ethnic, gender and sexual differences),
    – Taking part in a variety of social off-site activities,
    – Coming to terms with difficult people and
    – Managing ethical dilemmas at work
    were also covered. In many business etiquette books they are not considered at all.

    How I would rate it?

    I would give it a 9 out of 10. I would have given it a 10 if:
    – it would have included more anecdotes, as this was the case in the first edition of the book. I loved them.

    “Just one more thing. If my house would be on fire tomorrow, and I could rescue one of my books, this would be the one I would save in the last minute .”

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