8 minutes | Feb 12th 2019

Reputation Is Everything

Henry Russell Sanders, the UCLA football coach, once said, "Winning isn't everything; it's the only thing." The same could be said for reputation, whether it's your personal reputation or the reputation of your company. What do we need to do to ensure our reputation isn't tarnished? At the turn of the last century, a well-heeled woman who wanted to retain her socialite status had to think twice before she asked for a divorce. One in particular endured a very public spectacle, but emerged not only with her reputation in tact, but in a position to advise others. Ultimately, character (or, in business terms, culture) plays an oversized role in the building and keeping of our reputation.    "Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation." – George Washington     Would you consider leaving a rating or review for the show on Apple Podcasts? It help other people find us.   Links: This episode: smonty.co/fullmonty64 Owlcation Google Books Other commentary and updates at ScottMonty.com   Credits: Theme song: Afternoon by Maestross is on a royalty-free license from Jamendo.com. Incidental music: Ragtime Dance by Scott Joplin (1899) Copyright: Creative Commons Attribution 1.0 (public domain) Image credit: The Valley of Wyoming by Jasper Francis Cropsey, 1865 (The Met, public domain)   Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, SoundCloud, Spotify, or Stitcher.   Or try this: ask Alexa or Google Home to "play the latest episode of The Full Monty podcast."   If you find this program valuable, please consider supporting it on Patreon. It covers the cost of hosting, email, music and more.  
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