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How to Build Your Credibility

Ten tips for building your credibility through the achievement of results

A friend of mine recently told me about a conversation he had with his brother, who he was coaching through some difficult times.

His brother had recently been promoted from the field into a corporate setting because of his excellent work. My friend’s brother expressed his frustration at how unimaginative his co-workers were and how they were always making mistakes. The brother went on about how unwilling everyone seemed to be about listening to his ideas or following his advice.

Finally, my friend, in exasperation, said to his brother, “What do you want people to do, lie down, and say, ‘Oh we are so stupid, and you are so smart, even smarter than us. We should follow your every idea!’” To which my friend’s brother replied, “Well, yes!”  

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