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You never have a second chance to make a good impression!
When you start a position at a new organization you have the opportunity to create credibility. Credibility is keeping your word.
Building your credibility starts before you become an employee. If you keep your promises about forwarding a resume or returning a call you are creating credibility.
To maintain credibility be aware of the promises you make and keep those promises. Sometimes people say things that they know they will not do, like "I'll call you next week for lunch" or "I'll have the report finished this afternoon."
Stop saying things unless you mean them.
Harvard Business Review's blog has an excellent article called "Recover Your Credibility".
Credibility is being impeccable with your word. What does your credibility look like?
Want to be a more respected leader? Contact me Valerie.MacLeod@HainesCentre.com
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