Polonius On LinkedIn

This above all: to thine ownself be true,

And it must follow, as the night the day,

Thou canst not then be false to any man.


Hamlet Act 1 Scene 3

William Shakespeare

The other day someone looked at my LinkedIn profile and all that showed was “Anonymous LinkedIn User.”


What about all the talk I hear from different people stating:

  • Be yourself
  • Be authentic
  • Be relational
  • Tell the truth

How is having your LinkedIn profile set to “Anonymous LinkedIn User” being authentic, being relational, being yourself and telling the truth?

If you are George Clooney I can understand why you need an Anonymous profile, but odds are you are not George.

I know it is Halloween but don’t hide behind a mask.  Take a chance and let the world see you in all your wonderful glory, even on your LinkedIn profile.

To thine ownself and everyone else – be true.

You just might find some joy in it.