“Regard your good name as the richest jewel you can possibly be possessed of – for credit is like fire; when once you have kindled it you may easily preserve it, but if you once extinguish it, you will find it an arduous task to rekindle it again. The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.” (Socrates – 469 BC – 399 BC)
“Your name will arrive at a destination long before you do, best make sure you have a good name” – A quote from one of the delegates attending my Crisis training in Beijing citing a quote translated from Mandarin. These words I will hold dear forever, as it describes the essence of everything I have been teaching the past 19 years.
“If you don’t want it printed, don’t let it happen.”
Says it all, doesn’t it?
The degree to which I can create relationships which facilitate the growth of others is the measure of growth I have achieved myself – Carl Rogers, noted Psychologist
Saw a bumper sticker – In God we trust, all others pay cash
Talk doesn’t cook rice!!!- A Vietnamese Proverb
Words are empty. Actions speak louder than words. In the field of Reputation Management this is so true. The actions and behaviors of management either add or distract from building reputation.
Why you have to constantly work on your Reputation: Admiration is a very short-lived passion, that immediately decays upon growing familiar with its object; unless it be still fed with fresh discoveries, and kept alive by a perpetual succession of miracles rising into view. ~Joseph Addison
Reputation…Years to Build, Nano- Seconds to Destroy
Reputation…Always at Risk