Professional Reputation You Should Carry

Reputation isn’t just about what you don’t do. In fact, if you’re not making mistakes (within reason) you’re probably not doing anything worthwhile.

Reputation is about taking chances to make your mark on the world. It comes in many flavors, this list just scratches the surface:

Authority
Formal power derived from the positions you hold.

Accomplishments
Specific things that you’ve achieved.

Measured Results
Accomplishments tend to have more sway when you can measure them.

Creativity
Your creative accomplishments.

Intelligence
Your demonstrated ability to quickly grasp the complex.

Emotional Intelligence
The ability to understand and use emotions to achieve results.

Experience
The collective weight of your professional and personal experience.

Credentials
Your education, professional certifications, awards, distinctions, etc.

Credibility
A combination of trustworthiness and expertise.

Influence
Your social or professional influence.

Likability
Your reputation as a generally likable person.

Character
Your personality shrines through.

Professional Habits
You’ll earn respect with professional habits such as being on time for meetings and meeting deadlines.

Toughness
Resilience in the face of adversity will earn you respect.

Dedication
Caring about goals enough to make sacrifices to achieve them.

Public Speaking
The ability to wow an audience is priceless.

Leadership
Your reputation as a influencer, motivator and decision maker.

Community Involvement
Getting involved in special projects in your office and in the community tend to be good for your reputation.

Generosity
Are you completely focused on yourself or do you give back to the community?

Ethics
A solid set of professional ethics and the discipline to stick to them.

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