Please Be Kind

“Nothing is less important than which fork you use. Etiquette is the science of living. It embraces everything. It is ethics. It is honor.”

~ Emily Post

Please Be Kind

By Angie Morgan and Courtney Lynch

There are many experiences that we, as professionals, share with others:

– We all are busy
– We all have priorities
– We all have deadlines to meet
– We all have people who depend upon us

As we move about our business, please keep this in mind: Be kind to others, no matter who they are, what they do, or how they act.

It is very easy to match rudeness with rudeness, or anger with anger.  These negative emotions can rule our worlds because they are very easy to latch onto when our stress is high and our to-do list is long.

When you feel frustrated, annoyed, or anxious challenge yourself to put your best manners forward and rise above the drama du jour so you can be kind and gracious. Remember that nothing defuses negativity quicker than courtesy and respect.

Today, focus your energy on simple acts of kindness.  We promise that a little of this will go a very long way.

This article was provided courtesy of Lead Star – a premiere leadership development firm. You can learn more about leadership by visiting their website at

Coaching Call To Action

Summer is over and work is back in full swing.  As you look for opportunities to show kindness to those around you, think about incorporating daily kindness into your overall leadership style.  What would that look like for you?