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Etiquette at Work

Appearances can say a lot about you

Last week I challenged readers to conduct a self-review as a way to increase the opportunity to build stronger relationships at work. That review entails looking at actions (which were focused on last week), appearance (this week’s column), and words (next week’s column).

Your appearance has a direct effect on people’s image of you. Realize that no matter how good you think you look when you leave for work, if you walk into the morning meeting and people look at you and wonder, “What on earth is he/she wearing that for?” then you chose the wrong clothes. In business, the opinions of others matter.

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