Beate Chelette in Starting to Know Podcast

In this episode with Ishu Singh, Beate shared how leadership skills can help you bring more impact to your business. Listen to the episode here.

Corporate etiquette is a way of ensuring respectful business relationships. However, a new phenomenon called ghosting is undermining the importance of communication in business and creating problems for those who engage in this kind of behavior.

How does ghosting happen most often in the world of work? Why do candidates or new hires ignore proper corporate etiquette by ghosting even though it will probably harm them in the future? Watch this video to see who ‘ghosts’ the most and why.


Ghosting has become a big problem not only in personal relationships but now in the business world as well. For example, in an interview, you might build up a rapport with an interviewee but then when you try to contact them they refuse to respond to your e-mails or texts. In some cases a newly hired employee might show up for one day and then leave without saying anything.

This strange way of acting could be a result of people being uncomfortable with sharing negative news. The interviewee who never picks up the phone may be avoiding letting you know that they’re not interested.

Although it’s understandable to feel this way to a certain extent, it runs counter to corporate etiquette and alienates the person engaging in the ghosting. The importance of communication in business is that it fosters efficiency and trust. Ghosting erodes that trust and create future problems.

If someone ghosts another person, not only does it end the current relationship, it also damages the chances of having a future one because the way that one relationship ends can affect the next.

This is unacceptable behavior because relationships are everything in business and in life. When you make a positive impact on someone, even if it’s seemingly insignificant, they’ll remember you for a long time.

Maintaining good corporate etiquette is not superfluous. It is a language of courtesy that allows trust to develop. To ghost someone is to disregard the importance of communication in business and ruin chances of building future relationships.


Let’s Grow,


Beate Chelette is The Growth Architect & Founder of The Women’s Code, a training company specialized in providing companies an ROI on Balanced Leadership. She has been named one of 50 must-follow women entrepreneurs by the Huffington Post. A first-generation immigrant who found herself $135,000 in debt as a single parent, she bootstrapped her passion for photography into a highly-successful global business, and eventually sold it to Bill Gates in a multimillion-dollar deal.

Beate works with business leaders and supports organizations by developing and providing training the training, tools, and expertise to create and maintain a balanced, equal and inclusive work environment that fosters creativity, employee engagement and corporate growth.

Recent clients include Merck, Women’s Legislative Caucus of California, Cal State University Dominguez Hills, Small Business Development Centers (SBDC), NFTE, CreativeLive, the Association of Corporate Growth, and TracyLocke.

Beate is the author of the #1 International Amazon Bestseller “Happy Woman Happy World – How to Go From Overwhelmed to Awesome” a book that corporate trainer and best-selling author Brian Tracy calls “a handbook for every woman who wants health, success and a fulfilling career.

To book Beate to speak or train please connect here.

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