Reputation Matters But Character Leads The Way

Lead from Within

Reputation is the basis of leadership, no matter the job. Reputation is among the most treasured and powerful assets. Our reputation is ours, very personal but also very easy to lose. Reputations are earned slowly and are lost quickly. We must guard our reputation like a precious gift; we must nurture it and nourish it daily. The key goal in shaping your reputation by having your personal character stand as a driving force for everything you do and say.

Three Keys to a Good Online Reputation

Strategy Driven

In our everyday lives, disgruntled customers or employees tarnish reputations of local businesses or past employers and jobs are lost or never offered because of inappropriate social media sharing. Business owners who want to have better control of their reputation online should follow these three key pieces of advice: 1. Build your reputational firewall. Remove it using the Covert Ops of reputation management. David online reputation strategydriven


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How To Build A Reputable Contractor Business

Strategy Driven

Working in the construction industry is a competitive landscape but can also be a rewarding career. As a contractor, your reputation matters and the word will spread quickly about whether or not you know how to do your job.

Managing a Successful Career

Coaching Tip

your intentions are to manage a successful career. Success is powered by three things: Know-how, a strong network of contacts, and your reputation. The formula for success = your human capital (what you know and can do) times your social capital (who you know and who knows you) times your reputation (who trusts you). Let's not waste another minute.if Recognize, once you get to a certain level in business, everyone is smart and you are expected to compete. .

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8 Power Tips for Building Your Reputation

Leadership Freak

** Your reputation is built on being noticed for the right things in the right way by the right people. Reputation is about credibility, trust, and influence. Reputations create or destroy opportunities. Danger: Good reputations are earned slowly and lost quickly. Building your reputation: Focus on results even though [.]. Coaching Influence Listening Marks of leaders Personal Growth Taking others higher career tips Growth Leadership Development

How To Boost Your Marketing Career

Strategy Driven

If you’re looking to build a career in marketing, then well done — you’ve chosen a career that is expected to balloon in popularity in the coming years, all because companies are increasingly placing emphasis on this aspect of their operations.

9 Career Lessons I Wish I’d Learned Sooner

Let's Grow Leaders

But, sadly, most of my career lessons I learned the hard way. Today I share my biggest career lessons- learned from years of angst and my fair share of stupidity. 9 Career Lessons I Wish I’d Learned Sooner. Yes, you need a strong brand and reputation within your own company but don’t stop there. Authenticity & Transparency Career & Learning Communication career lessons leadership legacy lessons learned Mentoring

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New Year, New Career: Learn How to Find New Career Opportunities in 2020

HR Digest

January is a popular time for people to quit their jobs and explore new career opportunities. Our experts share insights on how to find a career that makes you happy. But first, it is important to identify whether this career dissatisfaction is permanent or a seasonal whim.

The Value of Being Active in Social Media

Lead Change Blog

The most consistent, reputation-building method to be seen is by using social media. Best of Blogs Series Career Development Career career reputation community employers employment job candidates Job Search Leadership networking online identity personal branding recruiting Social MediaOriginally posted on LeadSwag, co-Authored by Ron_Marshall. In today’s job market, one must be seen in order to be heard.

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How to Enhance others’ Perception of you at Work

Career Advancement

Lily, who worked in an architecture firm, felt her career was stagnating. Even though others continued advancing in their careers, she couldn’t seem to rise above the level she was at. Warren Buffett has said, “It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it.”

How to (not) plan your career


learned the hard way how to plan my career by not planning. There are some things you can do to fast-forward your own quest for the perfect career without planning it out in minute detail (which might cause you to miss the perfect opportunity). ” Take reputable self-assessments (not the Facebook kind) like DiSC and Myers-Briggs or the Enneagram and hire a consultant or coach to debrief them for you. I began working post-college as a laboratory research biologist.

Positive Business Reputation: How Reputation Management Affects Business Development

Strategy Driven

Making sure you keep up a positive business reputation is, therefore, obligatory. But, how can your business reputation affect your business development? So, if you want to learn about the importance of your business reputation, just keep reading. Your online reputation will massively depend on the online reviews you receive from your customers or people who’ve received your services or tried your products.

How to Strengthen Your Reputation as an Employer

Harvard Business

In other words, what employees saw on a careers site or on their company’s social channels, or what they heard from recruiters, was often inconsistent with what they experienced when they joined the company. Or banking on career advancement opportunities only to realize that your employer seldom fills open roles from within your organization. Surfacing and addressing these gaps helps protect against employee backlash and reputational risk. Juj Winn/Getty Images.

How to Earn a Reputation as a Fair Manager

Harvard Business

At some point in your career, you likely encountered a manager you believed was unfair. SuperStock/Getty Images. You probably thought to yourself, “ When I’m a manager, I’m never going to be like that! ” Now that you’ve been promoted to a management position, you’re probably dedicating significant amounts of time and energy to making unbiased decisions, but no doubt finding that the right balance is elusive.

6 Big Career Mistakes That Can Sabotage Your Future

Lead from Within

To build a successful career, you definitely need to develop expertise in your field. But if you’re constantly chasing after something, only to lose interest and start in on the next thing, you’re in danger of derailing your career. If you don’t have a life, you don’t have a career. But that short-term satisfaction can cost you in reputation. But be mindful of your mistakes, especially those that can harm your career.

How to Not Screw Up Your Career– #WinningWell in Fast Company

Let's Grow Leaders

You’re working hard to build a good reputation as a manager. Being decisive and knowing how to say no are important leadership skills, but handled the wrong way, they can come off as excuses that can damage your career. winning well career Fast Company leadershipSo you’re taking on new projects and delegating certain tasks to others.

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Fast Friday with Sheila, Mary and your own Reputation Management

Roundtable Talk

Career Derailment: The top 5 warning signs that you’re about to get fired. Hey Leaders: Dial Down the Drama → Fast Friday with Sheila, Mary and your own Reputation Management Posted on October 22, 2010 by LeaderTalker | 1 Comment Today, we hosted an e-roundtable with our friends and elementk and the dynamic duo of leadership and career coaches Sheila Goldgrab and Mary Rosenbaum on the topic of reputation management and personal brand building.

Intelligent Investments To Further Your Career

Strategy Driven

So, what are the best ways to boost your career prospects for immediate and long-term rewards? Gaining those leadership attributes won’t only help you climb the career ladder. Given that those errors can harm your reputation in business for many years, avoiding this problem is essential. Certain things in your career may happen due to fate. For most people, the trajectory of a career is determined by effort, efficiency, and organization.

How to Compete Like the World’s Most Innovative Leaders

Skip Prichard

For example, he worked purposefully to fashion an image of himself as a hardworking, hands-on inventor (he once reportedly smeared soot on his hands and face before an interview to bolster that reputation). [1] Reputation capital: what you’ve done to warrant a reputation for innovation. How to Build Reputation Capital. What are some ways to build a favorable reputation for innovation? Innovation Capital. A great idea may not be enough to build a great business.

Ten Serious Career Networking Myths & Mistakes

Strategy Driven

It’s impossible to have a successful business and career without the help and support of your coworkers, clients and community. But networking is about making those relationships worthwhile, renewing the bond and mutually redefining our identity, image and reputation with each interaction! “I Networking takes time and energy but it is key to employability: it is the “sales force” of our image and reputation.

Think Strategically About Your Career Development

Harvard Business

Instead, we have to take control of our career planning to ensure we’re putting ourselves in position for long-term growth. As I described in “A Campaign Strategy for Your Career,” one technique you can use is “pre-writing your resume.” Build your external reputation. Taking time to think about your career development is obviously important, but it’s almost never urgent, so many professionals fail to take action, year after year.

The Big Picture of Business- Flip Sides, Second Acts and Successful Careers

Strategy Driven

It used to be said that people have three careers in them. It’s all perspective and the building of a multi-tiered Body of Work, stellar reputation and track record. Bacharach started his music writing career by taking 'work for hire,' tailoring songs to particular performers. We benefit from going back and learning from our own early Body of Work, assuming that we stratregized our career to be a long-term thing, as Burt Bacharach did.

Career advice for GenXers: is that career move a CLM?

Roundtable Talk

So, experimenting in your early career years can be a good thing. Now’s the chance to really deepen your experience in order to parlay it into bigger and better options in your later career. The challenge for high achievers is to be able to deal with the inevitable career rut that they find themselves in when the job they’re in starts to get a little predictable. Make sure your next career move is for the right reasons. Ah, the joys of being in a job rut.

Don’t Talk Yourself Out of Trying a Second Career

Harvard Business

As our lives and marketplaces change all too rapidly, past career decisions can become obsolete or even dangerous to our wellbeing. With the experience of your first career to draw on, you should know what you enjoy and what you could learn to do. Even if you want to change careers to improve your income, you will still need to find a field you will enjoy, if not be passionate about. Career Transitions. Leaving a Stable Job to Create Your Dream Career.

Leadership Caffeine: What to Do If You Find Yourself Irrelevant at Work

Management Excellence

If you find your relevance slipping away, here are some ideas for assessing your situation and taking action to rebuild your professional reputation at work. Career Leadership Skills Life and Business Marketing Yourself Professional Growth Values Are You Relevant? Career Skills Managing Your Professional Reputation Managing YourselfWondering whether you are still relevant in your workplace is one of those topics that many think about but few discuss.

Hire People with Common Sense and Good Critical Judgement

Great Leadership By Dan

The Key to Business and Career Success , I spoke about the importance of hiring people with common sense and good critical judgment because at some point, you want them to violate policy when it is in the company’s best interest to do so. Their decisions will help protect your reputation.

How to Advance in Your Career When Your Boss Won’t Help

Harvard Business

I recently moderated a panel at a conference and asked the group of successful executives to describe someone who has been instrumental in their careers. She lamented that she’d never been lucky enough to work for someone like that, and at times felt that the lack of an effective boss was career-derailing — even a personal failure. A sponsor can be invaluable to helping you achieve your career goals and getting ahead in an organization.

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Don’t Let Your Work Speak for Itself: 3 Ways to Increase Your Visibility

Career Advancement

But I’m having trouble expanding my reputation for high-quality work beyond them. Don’t be intimidated by a person’s title, reputation, or fame. After all, they were all where you are today at one time in their careers. You need a strong self-promotion strategy to advance in your career. The post Don’t Let Your Work Speak for Itself: 3 Ways to Increase Your Visibility appeared first on Career Advancement Blog.

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What Happens When Careers Last 20 Years Longer?

Harvard Business

He is at the very beginning of his career: exploring the world, delaying any kind of emotional or physical settling down that, a generation ago, would have been the norm at his age. Our decades strangely resemble each other – and have big implications for how individuals and companies may want to rethink a whole host of issues, from career management and pensions to mobility and leadership criteria.

Executive Presence Training

Career Advancement

Build a Positive Reputation : Be seen as credible, trustworthy, respected, and reliable. They gained the confidence to seize the reins in their careers. Career Advancement Career Development Empower Employees Executive Coaching Executive Presence Human Capital Leadership Development Q&A with Joel Succession planning Talent management Training

Lessons in Career Management from the C-Suite

Roundtable Talk

On December 6, we held our final PowerRoundtable session of 2011 and were fortunate to have Harlequin CEO Donna Hayes , Berkley Payment Solutions CEO Dave Eason and Luvali Convertibles CEO Jacqueline Dinsmore join our members for an interactive and, often, entertaining discussion on how to manage careers, do what you love and build your personal brand. A danger for mid-career leaders is that they stop taking risks because they start getting too comfortable.

Build Your Reputation the Rachael Ray Way

Harvard Business Review

Reading the case study, I realized Ray's experience provides a perfect template for the elusive process — which any professional can learn from — of how to develop a world-class reputation and become dominant in your field. The next day, she was offered a $360,000 contract with the Food Network, launching her massively successful television career. It's often hard to deduce how someone becomes known as a leader in their field.

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What to Do If Your Career Is Stalled and You Don’t Know Why

Harvard Business

“Executive presence” was mentioned in several reviews as an improvement area, but without any specifics, Tom had no idea what the real issue was and how damaging it could be to his career. Having assessed over 2,000 CEOs and over 18,000 C-suite leaders since 1995, we are struck by how often careers of talented executives stall or even derail because of seemingly trivial issues, many of which are utterly fixable. June Buck/Getty Images.

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Lessons in Career Management from the C-Suite

Roundtable Talk

On December 6, we held our final PowerRoundtable session of 2011 and were fortunate to have Harlequin CEO Donna Hayes , Berkley Payment Solutions CEO Dave Eason and Luvali Convertibles CEO Jacqueline Dinsmore join our members for an interactive and, often, entertaining discussion on how to manage careers, do what you love and build your personal brand. A danger for mid-career leaders is that they stop taking risks because they start getting too comfortable.

To Boost Your Career, Get to Know Your Boss’s Boss

Harvard Business

But there’s another person who often has just as much influence over your career: your boss’s boss. “The more you are known and respected by people above you, the better off you are from a career standpoint,” says Priscilla Claman, the president of Career Strategies, a Boston-based consulting firm and a contributor to the HBR Guide to Getting the Right Job. ” Show that you care about your company and that you are serious about your career.

9 Ways to Strengthen Your Personal Brand

Let's Grow Leaders

Are you having trouble outgrowing an outdated reputation at work? Yes, you have time, because it will save you time downstream, not to mention building a reputation that will attract “A players” to want to work with you the next time, which of course, makes everything easier. I started at becoming the best HR expect I could be… and then made a career out of leading teams where I was not the expert in the field. If you Google you, do you like who shows up?

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Don’t Let Your Inner Fears Limit Your Career

Harvard Business

We’ll explain the process and how one leader used it to turn around her career. The experience of Suzanne (not her real name, but indeed a real person), a highly successful strategy consultant we met 10 years into her career, illustrates both the costs of unacknowledged fear, and the benefits of reconciling it. Nonetheless, she believed her career had stalled, and some feedback she’d received gave her a clue as to why. Ten years on, her career has taken off.

Your Leadership is Toxic When You Do This

Lead from Within

If you’re rude to those who disagree with you or dismissive of those who express opinions that differ from your own, if you have a reputation for being intolerant of dissent, you’re likely to be inspiring contempt rather than excellence.

How to Disagree with Your Boss

Let's Grow Leaders

Stay silent and you miss a chance to build your credibility and reputation. But disagree without tact or grace and you can permanently damage your career. Stay silent and you miss a chance to build your credibility and reputation. You see it differently.

Career Bankers Alone Can’t Solve the Financial Industry’s Problems

Harvard Business

Most of the leading financial institutions are still led by career bankers — in some cases the same people who led these institutions through the crisis. In this respect, the banking industry illustrates a broader trend in our society: the model of light managerial supervision for increasingly powerful career specialists. It no longer makes sense for banks to be run and operated exclusively by career bankers. The banking industry is mired in a state of permanent crisis.

How Do You Know Whether You Have True Leadership Skills?

Lead from Within

Honesty is how leaders maintain a positive reputation even in challenging times. Ask any group of leaders about the most important leadership skills, and much of the discussion will focus on capabilities like strategic planning and budgeting.

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On Delivering


We build our reputation as professionals by the stuff we deliver, quality of what we deliver and timeliness of our shipments. Home Go to Guest Posts Disclaimer On Delivering In software world, delivering is generally associated with painful process of testing, rework, defect fixing, perfecting, packaging and then shipping. Here’s what I have realized: All deliveries have associated pain. Software has to be perfected before shipping.

Garfinkle's Getting Ahead Teaches How To Take Your Career To The Next Level

Eric Jacobson

Much sought after executive coach Joel Garfinkle reveals his signature PVI model -- Perception, Visibility, and Influence in his new book, Getting Ahead, Three Steps to Take Your Career to the Next Level. According to Garfinkle, you need to take the fate of your career in your hands and not leave it in someone else's hands. Garfinkle : Self-promotion has a bad reputation.