So I thought this was really good from a colleague this week.

How to build trust and credibility in the workplace:

Credibility is about being “convincing and believable” and results from “expertise and experience.”

Trust is believing strongly in the honesty, reliability, character, and effectiveness of a person.”

BRAVING

Boundaries — Have good boundaries — respecting yours and having my own; show others respect in words and deeds.

Reliability — Be someone who is both reliable (can be counted on) and is authentic.

Accountability — Hold others and yourself accountable; we all own our mistakes, apologize and make amends.

Vault — Keep information in confidence.

Integrity — Hold courage over comfort; choose what’s right over what’s fun, easy or fast; practice and not just profess values.

Non-judgmental — Believe the best in people even when they occasionally disappoint you.

Generosity — Offer and ask for help from others, and give generously of yourself in time and effort.

No offense to anyone…the last thing they said was a little spicy for the workplace (but I know it was meant well): “Good conversation with others should be like a miniskirt — short enough to retain interest and long enough to cover the topic.” ;-)

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Andy Blumenthal is a dynamic, award-winning leader with 30 years of experience delivering results across the public and private sectors. Views are his alone.

Andy Blumenthal is a dynamic, award-winning leader with 30 years of experience delivering results across the public and private sectors. Views are his alone.