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"It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five
minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you'll do
things differently." - Warren Buffett
Many people don't fully understand the
impact of this popular statement until they find
themselves in a precarious situation. Unfortunately
when trust is broken, it can take a lifetime to rebuild
it.
Irrespective of whether it be a personal
or professional relationship, there are some key
elements that form the foundation of a healthy
relationship namely: honesty, respect, trust and
communication.
We need be honest with ourselves first and
foremost before we can be honest with someone
else, we need to respect ourselves in order to be able
to respect someone else, when we can be honest
and respectful, trust is established and when there
is trust, then a connection will be established and
only then real communication can take place.
When it comes to the workplace, employees
not only put their trust in the organization they
work for but also the manager they report to as well
as the team they work within. Individuals will tend
When the
Is Gone
by Paula Quinsee
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