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Merriam Webster Dictionary defines reputation as:

the common opinion that people have about someone or something.

Most of us are aware of the reputations of other people but when’s the last time you stopped to think about what creates your reputation?  Of course we all want to be highly respected and valued but that doesn’t just happen without awareness and effort.

                                                        Here are ten aspects to consider:

1.  Do you consistently expand your knowledge base by learning more?

2.  Do you demonstrate preparedness (vs. winging it) when you participate in meetings and discussions?

3. Do you make a habit of seeking input and truly listening to what others have to offer?

4. Do you go the extra mile, where appropriate, for internal and external customers?

5. Do you offer positive as well as constructive feedback to others?

6. Do you keep an open mind when receiving feedback?

7. Do you follow-up in a timely manner?

8. Do you build trust by looking at people when interacting?

9. Do you honor your commitments?

10. Do you strive to make yourself easily understood by your readers as well as your listeners?

“Self-esteem is the reputation we acquire with ourselves.” -Nathaniel Branden

Please let me know your thoughts; can’t wait to hear from you.

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