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Rachel Gauthier, Vice President of Sanford Rose Associates® – The Tolan Group, Featured in Fast Company, How to Fix a Bad Reputation
By: Stephanie Vozza
Plano, TX | 5/8/2019
You made a mistake–we all do. But sometimes an error can hang around and harm your reputation. You could be known as someone who is abrasive, a gossip, or even a slacker. In this case, moving past that mistake can be more difficult, especially if don’t know your bad reputation exists. When coworkers or clients have a poor impression of you, it can negatively impact your career going forward, says Lori A. Long, professor of management at Baldwin Wallace University.
Apologies are never comfortable, but they’re necessary, adds Rachel Gauthier, vice president, practice leader of The Tolan Group, a staffing and recruiting agency. “Let them know that it will not happen again,” she says. “This is all easier said than done, of course, but you need to muster up the inner strength to face the fear, frustration, and probably some ugly disappointment and move on. People make mistakes. No one is perfect, but taking responsibility for your actions or inaction is critical.”