November 6, 2007
From celebrity gaffes to political scandals, if we can learn something about ourselves based on what makes the news, it’s that people love a good piece of gossip. Although many people condemn gossip as slander or hearsay, a person’s reputation can have serious consequences on his or her career.
Sticks and Stones: Gossip, Reputation, and How Whispered Words Can Kill Careers defines the following:
- What is reputation?
- Why gossip is an important social mechanism
- Why people believe gossip over the facts
- How a bad reputation can kill your career