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Mike Mooney
Mooresville, NC
Lives by the Golden Rule and is an evangelist for the value and daily management of reputations
Recent Activity
Two recent news stories reaffirmed my belief that in an age of instant communication we need to re-engage the old 'count to 10' rule. Remember, sometimes (a delayed) silence is golden - especially in this Reputation Economy! Below is a post I wrote last year and I felt it timely... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2011 at Reputation Evangelist's blog
As we enter the Winter season, it’s time to spend some time reflecting on the year’s experiences - the joys, the pains as well as the things we must do differently next year. While that sounds like our annual holiday season, introspective, self-improvement ritual, I am actually speaking about brand... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2011 at Reputation Evangelist's blog
A reputation can be established, bolstered or damaged in a matter of seconds and that’s all Lowe’s Home Improvement store manager, Mike Hollowell, in Sanford, N.C., had when one of the many tornados that ripped through the Southeast barreled towards his store. If you follow my blog, you know that... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2011 at Reputation Evangelist's blog
I thought you would, Mike! He killed it and did 'his thing' ... just growled it out there and the fans went crazy!
Lenny Kravitz was named the celebrity Grand Marshal for the 2004 NASCAR Sprint Cup All-Star Challenge at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The All-Star event is a no-holds-barred, winner-take-all race among drivers – this race is about the money and bragging rights! I was running Sprint’s marketing communications team for the NASCAR... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2011 at Reputation Evangelist's blog
Did you happen to read the news clip about Detroit Lions’ Center Dominic Raiola’s post-game comment to a Miami Dolphins’ fan after being heckled coming off the field? It was a situation that happens too often these days in professional sports where an athlete responds to a fan’s taunts and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2010 at Reputation Evangelist's blog
Did you read the news today about Bishop Jim Swilley? Reader's Digest version: He is a twice married, father of four, who founded a house of worship near Atlanta in 1985, which has grown into a 'mega-church'. Swilley announced to his family and congregation that he is gay. What struck... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2010 at Reputation Evangelist's blog
There are many attractions to NASCAR racing, but none more powerful than the raw emotion from the drivers when they get out of their race cars after a good accident. What is a good accident? Usually, those are the ones that involve multiple cars spinning around the race track with... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2010 at Reputation Evangelist's blog
That's such important advice for people breaking into the workforce, Monica ... thanks for reading and passing along ... appreciate you 'spreading the word'!
Thanks, Mike ... it's interesting what you can learn when you just slow down and explore how/where an experience applies to your life ...
Chip ... I really appreciate you taking the time to read my blog ... means a lot!
Last week I flew back home to Long Island, New York, for one of my best friend’s 40th birthday. But while in the Charlotte Douglas International Airport, I heard one line that reminded me of the power of a collective reputation. My original flight was delayed by 30 minutes due... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2010 at Reputation Evangelist's blog
Just finished reading a great article this morning on AOL about corporate reputation and it couldn't come at a better time given the BP, Toyota, Goldman Sachs, etc., etc., etc., exploits. For me, it was just another reminder that a brand's reputation is often only thought of while a crisis... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2010 at Reputation Evangelist's blog
I had the great honor of sitting third row at today’s grand opening ceremony for the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte. Sitting in the third row wasn’t the honor, actually, it just happened to be where there were two seats for my buddy/colleague Bruce Mosley and I to sit.... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2010 at Reputation Evangelist's blog
I completely understand that business objectives drive executive behavior. Got it. Check the box. But what I’ll never understand is why some executives believe that they can use the ‘smoke and mirrors’ technique to hide (or side step) the truth and in the end not damage their reputations. Charlotte Motor... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2010 at Reputation Evangelist's blog
David, really appreciate you taking the time to read the blog and your feedback is spot on regarding the pedestal that we often put celebrities/athletes upon ... agree that when you work with them directly, you see them for who they are ... glad you find the lessons of value, David ...
Thanks, Mike ... really glad you found something in there that spoke to you ... appreciate you reading!
Last Friday I saw four NHRA Top Fuel dragsters race four-wide down the Zmax Dragstrip across the street from Charlotte Motor Speedway. The traditional two-car, side-by-side racing that has taken place since the 1950s is now at the next level and I have to say that it is awesome! If... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2010 at Reputation Evangelist's blog
How could I forget the (in)famous Bill Bish?? Really appreciate you taking time to read the blog and following me on this journey!
February 18, 2001 was a dark day for NASCAR and its fans. The final lap of the season-opening Daytona 500 was shaping up to be a story-book ending for Dale Earnhardt Incorporated with teammates Michael Waltrip on point and Dale Earnhardt Jr. drafting off his rear bumper. In third place... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2010 at Reputation Evangelist's blog
Finally we spring forward. I am anxious for Spring and better weather. With that weather comes two things: barbecues and bugs. That’s where we are going in this blog installment and I’ll share with you a true story about how not listening can cause some major headaches and potentially ding... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2010 at Reputation Evangelist's blog
Thanks, Mike ... really appreciate the feedback and will keep at it ... as for Tiger ... well, he said the right things, albeit about two months too late ... will now just see if he will 'walk the walk' ...
I got to thinking about some old times today as my friends in the IZOD IndyCar Series are preparing for their opening event in Sao Paulo, Brazil this weekend. Two things came to mind: the first was relationships - a critical piece for anyone managing reputations - and the second... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2010 at Reputation Evangelist's blog
Mike Mooney is now following Erik Arneson
Mar 1, 2010
Socrates, what else can you say, right J?? Thanks for the feedback, Jason ... more to come ... Thanks for the feedback, too, Bo ... the best messages always seem to be the simplest!