I know we should not ‘judge a book by its cover’ nor ‘jump to conclusions’. Even so, how do we feel when faced with a specialist who, for whatever reason, does not ‘look the part’?
The other day I was introduced to a gentleman set to provide maintenance work in the building. Although he had no appointment, he was here to introduce himself and inspect the property.
While taking in his words, I observed his socks, sandals, shorts and t-shirt. In fairness, excluding the socks and sandals, I was dressed the same as I had been writing blog posts in my home/office when called to the outside door to meet him.
Had he arrived in immaculately clean coveralls with the name of his company emblazoned on his chest or back, would the impact have been different to what it was in my mind?
How events play out, only time will tell. The first impact was what it was. Ideally, all will proceed smoothly, and the notion of looking the part remains merely that; a notion.
We shall see.
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Brian Groves DipM FCIM Chartered Marketer, Coach, Trainer and Author, supplies professional and personal development to a portfolio of corporate clients and individuals, mainly motivated young and mid-life professionals who wish to live their potential in education, work or life in general.
As an Adjunct Professor, Brian teaches the Università Cattolica’s International Curriculum graduate courses Leadership coaching: bringing potential to the stage of work and Personal marketing: performance skills at work, plus the course Mentoring success: the stage of work, being part of the Università Cattolica’s International Internship Program.
In past semesters, he additionally taught the Interfaculty postgraduate course Training through drama and coaching for work.
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