EP022: Why Leaders Shouldn’t Think that Business Etiquette is Old, Stuffy and Out-of-Date

Why is business etiquette important in the workplace? Why should emerging leaders have skills in business etiquette? Many new leaders and young professionals think that business etiquette is old, stuffy and out-of-date. They think that skills in business etiquette will not prepare them for modern professional life.

They overlook this very important skill-set and as a result, they often damage their professional reputation, business relationships, and career progression.

This is a major but unnecessary mistake that many new leaders and emerging leaders make.

Why is business etiquette important?

Business etiquette skills are incredibly important in the professional world.  They help you:

  • Know what to do in business and social situations. 
  • Connect better with your coworkers and clients. 
  • Increase your level of confidence in business (because you know what to do). 
  • Develop a strong and positive reputation.
  • Create a positive and collegial work environment.

I’ve been teaching business etiquette to professionals all around the world for the last 8 years and I’ve seen the impact it’s had on their professional and personal lives. 

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What will you learn in this episode?

In Episode 22, you will learn:

  • Why business etiquette is important in the workplace.
  • Why it isn’t old, stuffy and out-of-date.
  • How skills in business etiquette can help you build your people skills, build relationships, connect with others, conduct yourself at networking events and business meetings, and more!
  • How it can help you build know, like and trust with others. 
  • Knowing what to do in business situations increases your self-confidence.
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Resources Mentioned

Business Etiquette skills for professionals and leaders
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About Kara

Kara Ronin is the founder of Executive Impressions. She is an executive coach who specialises in leadership presence, social skills and business etiquette. She is also the creator of Bestselling Udemy course, Business Etiquette 101. Kara’s advice and unique perspectives have been featured in Time Inc., Business Insider, Ignites Europe (a Financial Times Service), The Muse, The Local France, The West Australian, and more. Kara works regularly with lawyers, investment bankers, and finance professionals to help them build presence, authority and influence in business. Get Kara's insights delivered straight to your inbox