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Over the last few days I’ve had conversations with a variety of people here at Drake University. I had the opportunity to speak to the Associate Deans of the Business and Journalism schools, and the pleasure of talking to David Maxwell, our President. One of the themes that kept coming up in our conversations was image.
There are some who argue that you can “be what you want to be” and still maintain the career path that you may want to take. However, you do not see very many CEOs with visible piercings, tattoos, or sporting crazy outfits. Not only do they have to maintain their own image, but every single employee is a representative and an image of their company.
A few months ago I wrote about dressing the part. This is critical in creating and maintaining a personal image. However, it goes beyond just what you wear. You can be the best dressed person in the world, but still have a poor image.
There are a variety of things that dictate this image