Nowadays with the speed news travels on the internet, one misguided conversation posted online or inappropriate work Christmas party photo on social media is all you need to land yourself in hot water, and potentially irreparably damage your reputation.
Last year, an anaesthetist in North Virginia, USA was fired from her job once it was discovered her patient had recorded her during his colonoscopy. During the anaesthetisation the doctor was heard bad mouthing her patient, he successfully sued her medical practice for a total of $500,000. You can hear the recording here.
In today’s culture where ‘Googling’ someone before they are hired is standard practice, this can mean a loss of livelihood, and an unremovable mark on your history, just as this doctor has found (if you want to see how, just Google “Tiffany M. Ingham” and see the results!).
To emphasise the importance reputation we’ve have compiled a list of 20 of our most important quotes about reputation, feel free to print them out and put them on your wall…
If you like these quotes, you can see more via the Image Group International Instagram:
- Entrepeneur: Why Reputation Management is Critical To Your Brand
- Forbes: New Research Shows Having More Women Leaders May Improve Your Company’s Reputation
- Harvard Business Review: A Bad Reputation Costs a Company at Least 10% More Per Hire
Jon Michail is Group CEO of Image Group International, an award winning author and recognised Australasia’s No 1 image coach. Image Group International supports executives, entrepreneurs and their organisations to become iconic and monetised leadership brands.
He has been a regular commentator in international media including ABC, CNN, NBC, Harvard Business Review, Entrepreneur, Success, The Financial Review and Vogue.