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The Credibility Gap

“An error doesn’t become a mistake until you refuse to correct it.” Orlando A. Battista

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intergrityAlways do right–this will gratify some and astonish the rest. Mark Twain

Are you a credible person? Do you run a credible business? When people are given the opportunity are they eager to recommend you as a person and as a professional? Just how good is your word? Do these questions make you feel comfortable or are you cringing at some painful missteps you’ve made in the past? Mistakes you really should have taken care of, but didn’t by either casual neglect or willful choice.

According to ChangingMinds.org, a credible person is defined as an expert, “experienced, qualified, intelligent, skilled.” However, one may be adept in one area while lacking in another. “Credibility is also context-dependent.” Does this mean a person’s skill level (in any particular area) determines his character (and reputation)? Yes, no, and sometimes.

We all know folks who are expertly skilled in business but routinely struggle through…

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