Insights and Inspirations

The History of Tipping

Tipping may have begun in the late Middle Ages. Masters would give a few coins to show appreciation to the serfs living on their lands. In the 16th Century, guests at English mansions were expected to give “vail”, or a small amount of money at the end of a stay to compensate the owner’s servants…

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Who Should You Tip During the Holidays?

Or any other time for that matter.   These are dangerous shark infested waters! Can’t believe I’m sticking my toe in the surf.   Let’s start with dining out. The scenario goes something like this:  Your family has asked you to make all the arrangements for a holiday dinner for the family. There will be…

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E-Mail Mishaps and More

When was the last time you sent an E-mail to someone that you felt was brilliantly worded with no way to be misinterpreted? Yesterday? Earlier today? It just occurred? You look at the reply. You’re dumbfounded. How could someone have missed your meaning? Oh, come on..I’m not the only one this happens to. Have you…

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The Rest of the Story

They had a captive audience of several hundred people. If each person was like me, he or she was having a difficult time keeping their posterior on the chair because their eyes and ears wanted desperately to flee! Our ears were being insulted by a flat nasal tone and the body language was one of…

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It Is All About Communications

Never in recorded history has the human race had a greater opportunity to communicate. Technology has opened many doors for modern civilization; including communications. Ideas, cultures, and historical events can be shared instantaneously. Cell phones keep us connected 24/7. Social media lets us communicate the most intimate details of our lives anytime day or night.…

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Connections that Last

I was recently honored to be part of a panel discussion recently for the Federation of Houston Profession Women. The Federation, or FHPW, is an umbrella group made up of organizations around Houston, whose mission is to unite women from diverse member organizations to enrich personal and professional relationships and expand leadership, partnership and educational…

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