Sunday, October 21, 2012

Character vs Reputation

Francis Kong had a very nice article in his Philippine Star column.  He talked about CHARACTER and REPUTATION---something that I have been really wondering about for quite some time now.

In a nutshell, Francis Kong basically said that reputation can easily be spun either by a very good resume or a write up by a very good writer; while character is a measurement of a person's inherent attributes that defines his moral and ethical actions and re-actions. Obviously, the better judge of corporate worth would be  character.  Unfortunately, it is something that cannot be measured by theoretical data based on testing output.  Character is best seen during times of conflict and stress.  The thing is, this can only be apparent after a person has been hired already.  Hiring a person with a flawed character can be detrimental to the company especially if the person in question holds a position of leadership.  

So be wary of colorful resumes for they do not guarantee a corporate job fit .  

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