I tend to trust OR not trust this person
It’s a game. You have photo cards of the people you work with. You need to quickly sort them into those piles or a third one, 'I don’t know this person well enough to know whether I trust him or her.'
This exercise helps determine the credibility of people in your organization.
We are judged every day. Am I credible? Am I believable? Am I someone people (including myself) trust?
Four elements of credibility
Stephen Covey in ‘The Speed of Trust’ lists four key elements of personal credibility.
Two elements deal with character
• good intent
Two elements with competence
• demonstrated capabilities
Building credibility is a key behavior of leaders
You can work on improving every one of these elements. To test your credibility, go to http://www.speedoftrust.com/. Find Out Who Trusts You is a short survey you take and then you can invite colleagues to take a survey about your credibility.