In this episode, we talk about the importance of reputation in your career. Every single action you take, every single day or the weeks adds or subtracts to your reputation and it is perhaps the most important element to rapidly accelerating up the corporate ladder and for attracting opportunities. Your true reputation is made up of stories and labels people carry for you and in essence is, “what people say about you when you’re not in the room.”
People naturally assess your professional reputation against three factors:
1. Are you likeable and do you care about others and the greater good or just yourself?
2. Are you good at your job and reliable?
3. Do you have integrity and honesty?
All of these shape what people say and think about you. It’s important to remember that you also carry these labels for the people around you as well and they might be affecting your relationship with them. You can improve your reputation by:
a. Being intentional and values-centred in how you live everyday
b. Caring for others and giving to the greater good / cause
c. Being good at your job
d. Being well-rounded and not one-dimensional