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Reputation Recovery and Management

Susan P. Joyce | Posted 08.15.2014 | Business
Susan P. Joyce

Leading a "perfect" life -- very low-profile, never breaking any laws, never participating in any form of social media, never doing anything that might draw negative attention -- does not ensure a clean personal reputation in 2014 or beyond, unfortunately.

What Signal Are You Sending Out?

Linda Ford | Posted 07.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Ford

I often tell my clients that they are not so unlike a radio transmitter that is sending out a signal into the world picking up other similar signals. It's based on the law of attraction theory, that like attracts like.

5 Ways to Let Go of Perfectionism and Still Excel at Anything

Vee Somphon | Posted 08.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Vee Somphon

You don't have to play team sports to know that winning is the biggest high, and if you love chasing after it, some experts might call that an addiction. That addiction has a name, and its name is perfectionism.

BP and the Cost of Reputational Debt

Harlan Loeb | Posted 08.11.2014 | Politics
Harlan Loeb

On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected BP's attempt to halt payments to affected businesses while the oil giant appeals its 2010 Gulf of Mexico di...

They're Not Buying It -- Because They're Not Buying It

John Friedman | Posted 08.11.2014 | Business
John Friedman

It is a familiar lament of companies wishing to find a market for environmentally and socially responsible (such as fair trade) goods -- the majority of consumers simply will not pay a premium for these items.

Corporate Reputation and Brand Are Two Very Different Things

Bob Deutsch | Posted 08.03.2014 | Business
Bob Deutsch

Judging from how CEOs and other executives talk about how strong their brand is, one gets the impression that they equate having a strong brand with having a good reputation.

Digital Voices and Corporate Reputation

Chris Komisarjevsky | Posted 07.30.2014 | Business
Chris Komisarjevsky

In just one click and a nanosecond, social media have a lot to say about corporations, their behavior and, ultimately, their reputations.

The Power of Questions to Fix Political Reputation

André Corrêa d'Almeida | Posted 07.28.2014 | World
André Corrêa d'Almeida

Disappointingly, though perhaps not surprisingly, voter turnout in Portugal has collapsed from 91.5 percent in 1975, the year of the first democratic elections, to 58.1 percent in the 2011 parliamentary elections.

Pace and Productivity: When Faster and More Isn't Always Better

Sara Canaday | Posted 07.07.2014 | Business
Sara Canaday

What's your personal workday pace? Maybe it's slow and steady or blazingly fast. For you, it's normal. Perhaps the bigger question is: what's normal for your team?

Companies With The Best (And Worst) Reputations

24/7 Wall St. | Posted 05.04.2014 | Business

American consumers have a higher opinion of Amazon.com than any other company. For the second year in a row, the online retailer held the top slot, be...

The NBA: Values and Public Opinion Will Prevail

Chris Komisarjevsky | Posted 06.30.2014 | Sports
Chris Komisarjevsky

The NBA took a very strong position, with a principled view toward what is right in the long run. There is no place in the NBA for racism -- unacceptable by any measure.

The 'Front Page Rule'

Melissa Schwartz | Posted 06.17.2014 | Media
Melissa Schwartz

Despite an organization's best efforts at reputation management, a nasty (or worse yet, entertaining) anecdote about leadership can go viral in an instant.

EURO 2020 Set to Polish Turkey's Tarnished Image

James Dorsey | Posted 06.15.2014 | World
James Dorsey

Turkey, eager to polish its image tarnished by a politicized match-fixing scandal, a massive corruption scandal, hard-handed police tactics against anti-government demonstrators and a bruising domestic power struggle, has emerged as a favorite to host the Euro 2020 semi-finals and final.

Pennywise, Pound Foolish

Chris Komisarjevsky | Posted 06.14.2014 | Business
Chris Komisarjevsky

It might be easy just to do the numbers and compare the pennywise decision of a decade ago to the pound-foolish impact today.

Rule-Breakers: Reputation Ramificaticatications

Sara Canaday | Posted 06.07.2014 | Business
Sara Canaday

If you might suffer from Don't Fence Me In syndrome, the challenge is finding a way to function within the organization so that you don't extinguish your independent spark or burn your bridges. Think before you speak.

The Road to Redemption for Self Magazine

Melissa Schwartz | Posted 06.03.2014 | Media
Melissa Schwartz

Organizations should take note of Self's experience as they contemplate ways to engage consumers. Humor is a great way to stimulate curiosity, but it has its pitfalls.

Everything You Need to Know About Business Reputation

Felix Tarcomnicu | Posted 06.02.2014 | Business
Felix Tarcomnicu

Keeping a clean business reputation is crucial to your success. This is how you gain trust and the confidence of your customers. Due to do the internet growth, in the last ten years, the importance of reputation has increased.

8 Ways to Say No Without Ruining Your Reputation

Adam Grant | Posted 05.12.2014 | Business
Adam Grant

Saying no frees you up to say yes when it matters most. But the rest of the time, how do you say no without burning bridges and jeopardizing your reputation?

Let It All Hang Out

Laverne H. Bardy | Posted 05.10.2014 | Fifty
Laverne H. Bardy

My friend Sue was in her mid-fifties when she decided she wanted to be an exotic dancer. I did my best to talk her out of it, but she had friends who danced -- all younger than she -- and they were making great money, so she thought she could do it too.

or Your Job Search and Career, Participate in Social Media -- VERY Carefully

Susan P. Joyce | Posted 04.26.2014 | Fifty
Susan P. Joyce

It appears that too many people are not aware that what they do online, in the "privacy" of their social media accounts, is often very widely visible.

The 3 Crucial Words to Remember When Facing a Reputation Attack

Andy Beal | Posted 04.05.2014 | Books
Andy Beal

It's been over a month since Target announced it had experienced one of the biggest credit card hacks in U.S. history. The fact that over 40 million c...

Communication Lessons From Pope Francis

Jana Schilder | Posted 03.10.2014 | Religion
Jana Schilder

The ways in which Pope Francis has made the Church change are very simple and effective. Best of all, they're entirely replicable by CEOs wanting to effect change in their organizations. CEOs can modify and implement themselves.

Reputation Trends for 2014

Dr. Leslie Gaines-Ross | Posted 03.01.2014 | Business
Dr. Leslie Gaines-Ross

As information increasingly dulls the senses and muddles our brains, and as transparency becomes the norm, building enduring reputations grows in importance.

Justine Sacco, Internet Justice, and the Dangers of a Righteous Mob

Tarun Wadhwa | Posted 02.22.2014 | Technology
Tarun Wadhwa

At no point in history has it been this easy to destroy your entire life so quickly in such few words.  As the saga of InterActiveCorp PR Exec...

The 10 Deadly Mistakes That Entrepreneurs Make That Destroy Their Profits, Morale and Reputation

MaryEllen Tribby | Posted 02.19.2014 | Small Business
MaryEllen Tribby

I absolutely hate it when I see smart people do dumb things! Unfortunately, this happens all the time in business. For example, you see smart marketers who never leave enough time for a proper launch. Or content providers who continually blow all their money.