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PRODUCER’S NOTE: Your reputation. You cannot afford to take it for granted. Nor can you assume that your reputation will not be a critical factor when a prospective employer is about to offer you your dream job.

If you don’t want to be a boss or do not care what people think about you, you can click the delete. This GAM post is not for you.

Warren Buffet once said, “It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently.”

Your reputation is shaped by your actions — your decisions and how you treat people.

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Do not confuse your brand and your reputation.  They are not the same. You buy or manage a brand, but you can only influence your reputation. Your reputation is shaped by your actions — your decisions and how you treat people. You cannot act irresponsibly or treat people poorly and then act as if your reputation is without fault.  Your reputation lies in the eyes of every stakeholder.

Think about that the next time you interact with your team or your customers.  It will play a role in your next job search.