Thursday 23 February 2017

It may seem old-fashioned, but this author is right. Manners maketh the man. And woman

'Tatler' editor Kate Reardon's new book has sparked a fresh debate about how to get ahead in life. Photo: Getty Images
'Tatler' editor Kate Reardon's new book has sparked a fresh debate about how to get ahead in life. Photo: Getty Images
kate reardon top tips for girls

Oh, Janey Mac, this is where I came in, I thought, when I read the advice handed out to young women from the editor of 'Tatler' magazine, Kate Reardon.

Be polite, young ladies, she's been saying. Nice manners will get you a lot farther than high marks in exams! Ms Reardon, who is the author of 'Top Tips for Girls', and a graduate of the prestigious Cheltenham Ladies College, has been talking to the pupils of other posh girls' schools in England and telling them that the best career advancement is politeness.

"It doesn't matter how many (exam results) you have, what kind of degree you have, if you have good manners, people will like you. And if they like you, they will help you. I'm talking about being polite and respectful and making people you interact with feel valued."

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