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Integrity Moments - July 16, 2012


Caution: Not Too Chatty

The rapid world of Twitter and Facebook allows for some great real time information, but it comes with risk. Gene Morphis, former Chief Financial Officer of Francesca’s Holdings, a fashion retailer, learned this the hard way.

According to The Wall Street Journal, Mr. Morphis was an active blogger, tweeter and social media contributor. His tweets, however, resulted in his termination.

By tweeting his commentary about company activities, he revealed more about the daily interactions of the business than what his board desired.

Proverbs 10:8 teaches, “The wise in heart accept commands, but a chattering fool comes to ruin.”

We all make mistakes, but we should be careful not to be so chatty in the social media world that you violate the trust of your organization.

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Originally published July 16, 2012.