In the Circle: Arena Advice
Here’s some good advice. Michael Gass is an advertising business development executive and prolific blogger. In this article, he talks about something many of us overlook as we’re preparing our speeches for presentations: our body language and posture. Ultimately, they can have a bigger impact than the spoken words. Read more.
Being a leader doesn’t start once you get the promotion (nor when you start dressing like one). It’s an everyday commitment to seizing the initiative and excelling at every task no matter how small. Paying attention to what others have done to achieve their success is key, and this article from the Harvard Business Review is a terrific place to start.
Great networks don’t just happen. Great friendships don’t either. To make either one really solid, you need to make some commitments. This survey published by Men’s Health gives an overview of how we do that as men. And may give you some inspiration for how to do it better.
Admittedly, we have a vested interest in this one. As purveyors of high-quality menswear, CircleRock believes in the career-building value of dressing in great clothes that fit well. But don’t take our word for it: review the findings in this article from Scientific American.
“Dress for the job you want, not the job you have” is classic advice that recalls the importance of your appearance in shaping your reputation, but George Washington and the Founding Fathers show us that it’s the substance of the man underneath that truly matters.