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    Reputation Management

    Ranting and Raving: What to Do When Employees Go Rogue

    By: Harry J. Lew, NEA Chief Content Officer on February 26th, 2013 • Comments: 0

    Once upon a time, your business reputation resulted mainly from your own actions and words—and those of your customers. But that’s an old story. Today, business reputation also hinges on the behavior of your employees. And when their words or deeds are insulting, harassing, or demeaning—and begin to replicate virally on social media—watch out!

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    Need a Lawyer? Judge for Yourself

    By: National Ethics Association on February 22nd, 2013 • Comments: 0

    Going through a divorce? Launching a business? Hurt in a car accident? Writing a will? Facing a lawsuit? In any of these situations, you may consider hiring a lawyer to advise you or represent your interests. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) offers the following advice to help you be smart when you choose — and use — legal representation.

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    Protection & Prevention

    Knock, Knock. Who's There? Want to Buy a Home Security System?

    By: National Ethics Association on February 20th, 2013 • Comments: 0

    Everyone wants to feel safe in their home, so when home security salespeople come knocking, their pitch can be convincing. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the nation's consumer protection agency, and your state Attorney General urge you to use caution when you consider what security system sales agents have to offer.

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    Reputation Management

    Goodbye to Etch a Sketch: Six Career Killers to Avoid

    By: Harry J. Lew, NEA Chief Content Officer on February 12th, 2013 • Comments: 0

    Fifty years ago, a French electrical technician invented the Etch A Sketch. Although André Cassagnes died recently at the age of 86, his Etch A Sketch lives on—in children’s games, artists’ doodling, and political operatives’ faux pas (i.e., in Mitt Romney’s 2012 presidential campaign). But what hasn’t survived is the notion of complete erasability. In the Internet era, words, pictures, misdeeds, gossip, lies—they’re all out there for everyone to see . . . forever.

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