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Marshall Goldsmith Shows Why Credibility Must Be Earned

The United Nations’ top human rights official recently visited China to deal with human rights issues in that country, including the treatment of Uyghur Muslims. Marshall Goldsmith talks about the subject of building credibility as a sign of effective leadership.

Marshall Goldsmith Shows Why Credibility Must Be Earned
“Earning credibility is a two-step process. The first is establishing your competence, the second is gaining other people’s recognition and approval for it.”

Nashville, TN (Newsworthy.ai) Monday Jul 11, 2022 @ 7:00 AM Pacific —

In a blog post related to credibility and competence, adapted from his new book The Earned Life, the renowned leadership expert and bestselling author Marshall Goldsmith explores the subject of credibility.

Goldsmith writes: “Earning credibility is a two-step process. The first step is establishing your competence in something that other people value — and doing it well on a consistent basis. This is how you gain other people’s trust. They know you will deliver what you promise. The second step is gaining other people’s recognition and approval for your particular competence. You need both trust and approval to credibly credit yourself with credibility.”

In diplomacy credibility is paramount. Michelle Bachelet, the United Nations’ top human rights official, is visiting China, and will take in the western region of Xinjiang, where there has been alarm at the treatment of the Uyghur Muslim minority there. Human rights activists have said that this will be a test for the credibility of the U.N. Human Rights office. This will be the first official visit since 2005 by a U.N. High Commissioner for human rights to China. There has been an increased concern over human rights in China following crackdowns on activists, lawyers, and media by the country’s leader, Xi Jinping.

In The Earned Life Goldsmith uncovers the source of today’s existential crises, including regrets that stem from choices that irrevocably alter our lives, reroute destinies, and haunt our memories. These are particularly timely themes today.

With Goldsmith’s book as a guide, readers can close the gap between what they plan to achieve and what they actually get done—even in a world full of inescapable unfairness and curveballs—and live an earned life that is fulfilling in the long run.

You can read Marshall Goldsmith’s blog here.

About MARSHALL GOLDSMITH

Marshall Goldsmith has been recognized for years as the world’s leading executive coach and the New York Times bestselling author of many books, including What Got You Here Won’t Get You There, Mojo, and Triggers. He received his Ph.D. from the UCLA Anderson School of Management. In his coaching practice, Goldsmith has advised more than 200 major CEOs and their management teams. He and his wife live in Nashville, Tennessee.

About THE EARNED LIFE

In THE EARNED LIFE (Currency Books), Marshall Goldsmith uncovers the source of today’s existential crisis: regret, the kind stemming from choices that irrevocably alter our lives, reroutes destinies, and haunts our memories—particularly timely themes as the pandemic and Great Resignation inspire people to seek meaning in their lives, get unstuck and make changes. With this book as their guide, readers can close the gap between what they plan to achieve and what they actually get done—even in a world full of inescapable unfairness and curveballs—and live an earned life too fulfilling to dwell on the “what ifs.”

If you’d like more information on Marshall Goldsmith, The Earned Life, and his work, please get in touch with Lyda Goldsmith.






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