Friday, July 08, 2005

Kiss your power suit goodbye

Yesterday I was having lunch with a colleague when the topic of business attire came up. As a 25 year veteran of the corporate world, she was curious about my thoughts on power suits. So, when she asked what I chose to wear during meetings, speeches, conferences, etc., I told her that I wasn’t a “suit and tie” kind of guy. But I also thought it was important to exude a sense of professionalism while staying consistent with my personal brand and individual style.

She then gave me a brilliant piece of advice I’ll never forget:

“There’s no such thing as a power suit anymore. The outfit that allows you to feel most comfortable and most like yourself will, in fact, give you the most power.”


What does your power suit look like?

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Scott Ginsberg
Author/Speaker/That guy with the nametag