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“To be persuasive we must be believable; to be believable we must be credible; credible we must be truthful.” – Edward R. Murrow
People want to follow someone they can trust. It’s a lot easier to trust someone if you know what they tell you is true.
Admit when you have made a mistake. It’s okay to have made one. You then do whatever possible to fix things.
Admit when you don’t know something. Then go find out what you need to know.
Learn throughout your career.
You don’t lose credibility with people for being human. You lose credibility if you refuse to admit the obvious, promise to do something and then flake, or pretend that your wrong answer was right all along.
People will forgive the occasional mistake or hole in your knowledge, if you take active steps to make things right. And people respect leaders who realize where they have room for improvement and then actually improve.
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