TIM ROCHE Practice leader, Right Management career transition
’ IF you haven’t heeded the warnings, then it’s time to face the music. It’s best you front up and start apologising for your inappropriate behaviour. Don’t start by blaming it on a bad day. Only you can determine how you behave in any given situation. Check what impact your behaviour had on others and enquire in terms of how it made them feel. Don’t expect forgiveness as it may take others a while to get over your actions. You need to keep in mind that while you may have invested significantly in terms of building your brand and reputation in a positive sense, it can be dismantled very quickly.