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Broken Promises Can Break Your Career

December 20th, 2007 · Leave A Comment

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Time and again on this blog, I’ve stressed the importance of your reputation vis-à-vis your career.

Improvement blog has a timely reminder that your reputation hinges on your ability to say what you’ll do… and then do what you’ll say.

People want to count on you when you’ll say you do something. If you regularly drop the ball people will rely on you less. Your reputation becomes one of a partial contributor and you will not be offered opportunities.

In other words, if you have a reputation for reliably getting results, your reputation will clear the way for career growth. The most valuable players are the members of the team you will trust the ball with when the game is on the line. They’re also the ones who get credit (and rewarded) for the big win.

If you’ve been neglecting your reputation for reliability, they have some quick tips to refocus.

Do You Make This Mistake As A Professional?

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