Rude

  • Being Late Is Not The End Of The World

    Being Late Is Not The End Of The World

    I write about time management a lot. I'm also one of those comically punctual people who don't get the idea of social lateness. If you invite me to a party at 8 ... I'll probably be there at 8. So being late to anything puts me in quite a state. I don't like to scramble when I've already made plans. So I get... Continue Reading

  • Survey: Politeness Can Boost Opportunities For Career Advancement

    Survey: Politeness Can Boost Opportunities For Career Advancement

    Getty Images With five applicants for every job opening in the current labor market, it's not surprising that employers have focused more on employees' soft skills. After all, in trying times -- such as those experienced during the recent recession -- being able to handle stress with aplomb can go a long way... Continue Reading

  • Study: Rude Employees Out-Earn Their Nicer Colleagues

    Study: Rude Employees Out-Earn Their Nicer Colleagues

    Anyone who's ever done a good deed likely is familiar with the phrase, "Nice guys finish last." Whether it's giving a lift to a stranded motorist that makes you late for work or a small loan to a friend that never gets repaid, doing a good deed can ultimately feel like the wrong thing to do. Continue Reading

  • Want to Appear Powerful? Be Rude

    Want to Appear Powerful? Be Rude

    Ever notice how obnoxious the "Big Dogs" can be? A recent study asked if power allows people to be rude, or if rudeness allows people to appear powerful. Unfortunately, they found that both perceptions are correct. If you're powerful, people will let you get away with being rude. And if you're rude, people... Continue Reading