Although this white paper especially address challenges that attorneys face, it equally pertains to C-Suite executives and entrepreneurs. Corporations continue reevaluating the value of dress codes. And human rights laws, which vary by municipality and state, continue making it even more complicated to enforce old standard dress codes. For instance, in New York City, the law prohibits employers from enforcing gender-specific requirements.
This trend continues as we see Wall Street investment banking firm Goldman Sachs relaxing its dress code, to General Motors, which reduced a 10-page dress code into two words: dress appropriately. When an employer shifts the burden of determining appropriate dress to employees, this provides employees with boundless challenges and opportunities.
Appropriate dress for attorneys, as with C-Suite executives, is crucial for influencing decision makers positively. Whether it’s in the court room, an arbitration meeting, or on the golf course. Now, dressing well is no replacement for competence, and it will not camouflage a shoddy work product. Yet, while striving to be the very best version of yourself, it helps to look the part. Appearance is a critical messaging vehicle for both competence and reputation. And, where else but in negotiations, making a presentation, or developing relationships is non-verbal communication more important?
Read this white paper and find out how a more confident, powerful and positive professional image directly impacts your success. Personal style impacts the bottom line by making it easier to build more confidence, business and personal relationships, income, and career advancement.