Thursday, July 17, 2008

Credibility = Trust + Expertise

Henry David Thoreau said that "I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor". We are not victims of our circumstance. We can, at any time, decide to change our situation.

I suggest that a good place to start is to develop credibility. Why start there? Credibility is made of Trust and Expertise. So increasing our expertise through study and practice is a great thing to do. We learn curiosity and openness at the same time, because that is what it takes to study and practice. Increasing people's trust in us and ours in them is done by developing strong character and solid relationships. In order to do that, we learn humility and empathy. So in choosing to start by developing our credibility, we choose to learn a great many valuable skills. We choose to elevate our lives.

With credibility comes the beginning of influence.

With credibility comes the hope of relationship.

With credibility, you are given permission to show others what is possible.

With credibility, you are given permission to mentor.

With credibility, leadership can happen wherever you are.

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