Reputation Recovery in Vancouver

June 25, 2011

Reputation Recovery in Vancouver


 

“I am not proud of my actions and have made a visit to the Vancouver Police Department, over the weekend to turn myself in.”

The Vancouver riots have highlighted how we are all discoverable and all our actions are forever on display online.  Many people who participated in the riots over the Stanley Cup loss to the Boston Bruins have begun to publicly apologize, particularly after being caught on tape or in photos and posted online. They are painfully trying to recover their reputations for participating in the disturbing looting and bad bahavior that grabbed headlines all over the world. Here is a newscast  from CBC that caught my eye because it was identified under the title Reputation Recovery, the theme of my second book.

The quote at the start of this blog is from a young woman who apologizes for her actions. She continues, “The pants are being returned.  I have made mistakes and I have learned from them.  The aftermath has been a tough ordeal and I let my emotions get in the way of my original apology.  But I take full responsibility for my actions and understand that it is nobody else’s fault but mine.  I am truly sorry for my actions and am ready to accept the consequences, including the public backlash.”

We are all public. Not much more to say.  Hard way to learn one of life’s latest lessons. Hopefully, the rioters will repair their reputations and care for them like never before.

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Leslie Gaines-Ross
Leslie Gaines-Ross
lesliegainesross@gmail.com

As Weber Shandwick’s Chief Reputation Strategist, I focus on the ever changing world of reputation. For the past 25 years, I have relentlessly observed, researched and commented on the rise and fall of reputations.

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