A Marine reveals how to earn respect fast

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Spark: How to Lead Yourself and Others to Greater Success author and Marine veteran Angie Morgan shares great advice for establishing credibility fast when you are new or young. Following is a transcript of the video. 

If you’re seeking to establish yourself as a credible leader, and maybe you’re new to an organization, or perhaps you’re younger than everyone there, I would say this is the perfect opportunity to stop and observe what successful people in the organization are doing, and try and seek to understand those behaviors, and reflect upon yourself and say, “How am I, or how am I not, demonstrating those behaviors?”

You can observe, “Wow this organization really values people who take initiative.” And just ask yourself, “How can I get on that path so I can be influential in this environment.” And through that process you can start to understand how you can develop your credibility. And those are behaviors you too can develop. So it’s really important to isolate out the behavior, though, because we can develop those behaviors.


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