Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Looking like a manager

"Clothes make the leader. Employees probably won't ever respect you as a person, but they might respect your clothes. Great leaders throughout history have understood this fact.

Take the Pope, for example. If you took away his impressive pope hat, his authority would be seriously diminished. Ask yourself if you would take advice on birth control from a guy wearing, let's say, a John Deere hat. I don't think so.

You can learn from the pope's example. Wear impressive clothes. This will be the primary source of your respect, if any, for the remainder of your career." (Dogbert's Top Secret Management Handbook, section 1.4)

2 Comments:

At 2:29 PM, Blogger j.m. said...

Check out today's Dilbert. Highly fitting

Dilbert

 
At 8:56 PM, Blogger Maine Man said...

I have come to recognize Scott Adams (Author of Dilbert) as, perhaps, the greatest philosopher of our generation. Either him or Matt Groening. You can learn a lot more about human nature by watching one episode of The Simpsons than you can from reading all the philosophy books ever written.

 

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