Having a great professional reputation can be its own reward: It’s fulfilling to have people think highly of you. But beyond that, a great reputation can give you tangible pay-offs, in the form of job offers, higher salaries, better project assignments, and the security of knowing that you’ll have somewhere to go when you’re ready to move.
But what does it take to do that? Over at U.S. News & World Report today, I talk about eight keys to assembling a reputation that will serve you well — including showing respect and kindness to everyone, regardless of their “level,” keeping your word, not giving into provocation, and more. You can read it here.