“It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently.” – Warren Buffet
“Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.” – Abe Lincoln
“Although we judge ourselves by our best intentions and most noble deeds, others are likely to judge us by our last worst act.” – Michael Josephson
Last week we wrote about how we can sometimes judge ourselves by our good intentions but judge others by their actions. In turn, others could be judging us only by our actions. It’s a good reminder that our reputation is built upon our actions, not our intentions.
For you to think about: how does all of this relate to integrity?