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Personal Credibility Factor

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You'd trust your life with some people. Others, you wouldn't trust for an instant, even when the stakes are low. Why? What builds the personal credibility that some people simply exude? What do they do differently? This book shows you and helps you build your own personal credibility, the #1 attribute in earning trust and achieving success.

Renowned personal coach Sandra K. Allgeier begins with a set of powerful stories that demonstrate what personal credibility really consists of, how it's earned, and how easily it can be destroyed. You'll discover how small daily actions, together with specific communication techniques and decisions, shape others' view of whether you can be trusted. Next, Allgeier illuminates three oft-neglected, crucial secrets of personal credibility. You'll find a hands-on assessment tool designed to help you bring more personal authenticity and transparency to your interactions; as well as practical guidance on suspending judgment and really listening, thereby earning others' trust even if you ultimately choose to disagree. Allgeier concludes with seven specific steps you can take every day to increase your personal credibility, and rebuild credibility you may have already lost. Following her easy-to-understand, easy-to-use guidance, you can live a life that's not just more successful, but happier and more fulfilled, too.

Build the personal credibility and trust that are absolutely central to success, fulfillment, and happiness!

  •  Discover the elements of personal credibility and learn what you can do right now to earn more of it.
  • Bring more authenticity and transparency to your personal interactions.
  • Start rebuilding the personal credibility and trust you might have already lost.

 Introduction   xvii

Part I: The Three Secrets to Personal Credibility   1

  • Chapter 1 Secret #1: Forget Power, Position, Status, and Other Such Nonsense   5
  • Chapter 2 Secret #2: I Can See Right Through You   15
  • Chapter 3 Secret #3: The Decision to Suspend Judgment   31

 Part II: Stepping Up with Credibility: Seven Steps to Influence Credibility   41

  • Chapter 4 Step #1: Know Your "Stuff"   45
  • Chapter 5 Step #2: Keep Commitments   51
  • Chapter 6 Step #3: Honor Confidences and Avoid Gossip   59
  • Chapter 7 Step #4: Know Yourself-the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly!   63
  • Chapter 8 Step #5: Choose to Value Others-the Good, and Yes, Even the Bad and the Ugly!   75
  • Chapter 9 Step #6: Ask More and Listen Most   91
  • Chapter 10 Step #7: Create Credible Interactions   101

 Part III: Face the Truth and Begin Anew   119

  • Chapter 11 The Truth Shall Set You Free-When You Avoid Truth Traps!   121
  • Chapter 12 Credibility: I've Lost It-Can I Rebuild It?   131
  • Chapter 13 Rebuilding: One Step at a Time   143

 Book Review

"Personal credibility is an incredibly important quality.  Having credibility is essential to positive working relationships, presenting new ideas and getting things done within our organizations.  The Personal Credibility Factor deals with how to create and maintain one’s own credibility.

The book isn’t a philosophical discussion of the origins of credibility.  It’s a hands-on, practical guide with case studies, questions and tips about getting and keeping personal credibility.  The author, Sandy Allgeier, taps into her expertise as a trainer and coach to write a book that leans toward being a self-study guide.

If you’re coaching someone with a credibility issue, this book could be a great compliment to your conversations.  I can also see it being a valuable resource for leadership and management training programs where credibility is part of the agenda." -- Book Reviewed by Sharlyn Lauby, SPHR

Additional Info

Name Personal Credibility Factor
SKU 48.58026
Year published 2009
Page count 192
Publisher FT Press
ISBN 9780132082792
Author Sandy Allgeier
Format No