Why It’s Important to Dress for Success

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As a three-time Emmy award-winning sports commentator and former college athlete, James Brown has seen his fair share of leaders on and off the playing field. One of the keys to success he’s seen and encourages, particularly in young leaders, is the forethought to dress appropriately. In this video, James shares his personal experience about why it is important to dress for success. He arrived to one of his first job interviews wearing somewhat outlandish clothes and hadn’t even considered the fashion norms of the organizational culture. Why was this a miss? James emphasizes that “the way you're dressed makes a statement about you before you even open your mouth.”

As a three-time Emmy award-winning sports commentator and former college athlete, James Brown has seen his fair share of leaders on and off the playing field. One of the keys to success he’s seen and encourages, particularly in young leaders, is the forethought to dress appropriately. In this video, James shares his personal experience about why it is important to dress for success. He arrived to one of his first job interviews wearing somewhat outlandish clothes and hadn’t even considered the fashion norms of the organizational culture. Why was this a miss? James emphasizes that “the way you're dressed makes a statement about you before you even open your mouth.”
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James Brown

James Brown is a three-time Emmy award winning network broadcaster and was named SI.com’s “Best Studio Host of the Decade” in 2010. He is the host of “The NFL Today” on CBS and Super Bowl 50, host of “Thursday Night Football” on CBS and ...

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