STOP AND THINK – Reputation matters but character leads the way. (Lolly Daskal, leadership consultant)
Reputation is gained in many ways—having a great success (in sports or entertainment, for example) or a big public failure (moral problem, criminal act, etc.). In the latter case, you might have been known as a person of character, but that has been destroyed quickly. We should work to build a reputation that is based on evident character maintained over time.
[God’s leader] must also have a good reputation with outsiders. (1 Timothy 3:7)