One of the major problems in our society today is the lack of pride many people have in their personal appearance. Research clearly proves that a neat appearance and manner of dress has a direct bearing on conduct and performance. It is also instrumental in gaining employment and has a bearing on your future with the company which employs you. The person who hires you forms an opinion of you in roughly three seconds and that opinion is a factor in every decision made about you for several months. Unfortunately, a reasonably high percentage of our population appear to deliberately dress to make themselves look unattractive and, therefore, less desirable as employees, associates, friends or mates.
My friend and fellow training consultant, Nido Qubein, in his Executive Briefing newsletter, says that “pride is closely tied to self-esteem.” [read]