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20 Types of Professional Reputation

        posted by , May 07, 2013

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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