I consider my reputation to be significantly more important than my professional track record, as the people who choose to work with me are investing in expectations for the future, not for the past. And I think this goes for all of us in the new world of work, making your reputation your greatest asset.
Successful companies will no longer be filled with people sending in their traditional resumés. Instead, they will be filled with individuals with excellent reputations built on how they do things. They contribute by expanding their reputation around top performance building on their unique qualities and also handling their bugs, preventing success.
I am convinced that in our new way of working and meeting, reputation and trust will be the dividing line and even more critical than ever. Your reputation is what people expect you to accomplish, which is the reason why you’re being hired. Living up to those expectations will earn you trust.