Recovering your reputation or regaining the respect of your colleagues is a complicated process. It is one thing to puff up your self-esteem; many therapists can help you with that. It is quite another thing to manage the complex of human relationships in an office where you have suddenly lost the respect of your colleagues. As I have said before, and as I do not mind repeating, it is a far more complicated and difficult process than everyday self-puffery.
So, here is a link to an enlightening article on this topic by Susan Cramm from the Harvard Business Review, via Bloomberg. Link here.
Most importantly, Cramm advises, as I have, immediate and effective action. If your reputation has been compromised, perhaps for reasons you do not even understand, the worst thing you can do is hesitate, delay, and introspect.
Best is to attack the problem, first by working to discover what went wrong, and next by acting to set things right.
Cramm adds that it is best to understand that recovery requires patience. It does not, and cannot, happen overnight.
To give a taste of her excellent analysis, I would offer the following passage: "It doesn't really matter that you are in trouble. What matters is how you rebound from adversity and demonstrate resiliency. An occasional visit to the doghouse won't derail your career unless you are defensive, can't play well with others, continue to fall short of expectations, or refuse to learn from your mistakes."