When was the last time you assessed your credibility with your manager, team mates, colleagues, partners and customers?
Personal credibility begins with the building blocks of rapport, moving along the values spectrum of trust, influence, and persuasion.
Awareness of the process for moving yourself along this spectrum whether with an individual, a team, or an organization can increase your chances that the right doors will open for you, remain open during a down economy, and won't slam shut without some type of warning.
Trust and Credibility
Trust is frequently confused with credibility. You could trust someone to perform their job capably, but not trust that they'd have your back if the going got tough. This falls within the area of trust and verify.
When I say that I completely trust someone, it's a euphemism for credibility. These individuals are capable of influencing my ideas and opinions and persuading me to take their recommended actions.