While writing my recent book Blind Spots, I had the opportunity to meet Patrick Rodgers. Patrick was a lawyer who had been a notable member of his community since he was young, participating in the Kiwanis Club and his local Chamber of Commerce. But one year, when Patrick’s brothers both passed away from cancer, Patrick neglected some important client paperwork and was disbarred.
It took him four hard years to regain his credibility and return to public service. Patrick can’t change what happened in the past, but he now strives to remember his mistakes and incorporate the values of honesty and trustworthiness into his job as a mediator every day. At the end of the day, Patrick is a survivor.
At some point in your career, you may find yourself embroiled in a scandal. This is obviously not a great thing to have happen, but if it does, all is not lost. Check out my post on Intuit's Quickbase blog for how to cope productively and come out on top in this situation.