I was able to catch the last half of both NFL conference championship games yesterday. Good games...yes, but also a lesson in representing your organization.
The widely seen live interview of Richard Sherman at the conclusion of the Seahawks win may become a training video in how to represent your organization.
Most folks know the Miranda rights statement -- "Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law." In today's Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, YouTube world everyone has the ability to brand themselves more than ever. This idea has me broadening the Miranda state to what you say will be used against you in the court of public opinion.
Mr. Sherman's comments have been all over sports, and other, news. What he said, and the manner in which he said it, is being judged by sports pundits, website comments, and bloggers everywhere. The trouble is Mr. Sherman's comments reflect on the Seahawk organization as well.
If what your employees say can and will be used against you in the court of public opinion, how do the daily conversations of your employees reflect upon your organization?