Building, Keeping, And Transferring Credibility In Leadership

Answers From Leadership Podcast Episode #35

Credibility is a powerful factor in any leader’s life. Without credibility, people will struggle to find a reason to follow you. When you have credibility, people realize you get things done.

Susan M. Barber, our guest today on Answers From Leadership, knows a thing or two about building, keeping, and transferring credibility. And that’s what Susan and I discuss in episode 35 of Answers From Leadership.

Susan Barber on Building, Keeping, And Transferring Credibility In Leadership

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Show Notes

Susan, what else would you like listeners to know about you?

No, you did a great job introducing me.

How would you define leadership?

I define leadership as inspiring others with a shared vision. Empowering them to deliver objectives and having integrity.

12 Leadership Lessons And Quotes From Ghost In The Shell

A Reel Leadership Article

Ghost In The Shell is a live-action remake of the classic anime of the same name. The live-action Ghost In The Shell features Scarlett Johansson as Major Motoko Kusanagi.

quotes and leadership lessons from Ghost In The Shell 2017

With my love of anime (Akira and Vampire Hunter D are two of my favorite classic anime movies), I was excited to see Ghost In The Shell brought to life. I was also excited to see the leadership lessons in Ghost In The Shell.

Read on to discover the leadership lessons and quotes I took away from Ghost In The Shell along with my thoughts on the live-action version.

 

Caution: Ghost In The Shell spoilers below

Leadership Lessons And Quotes From Ghost In The Shell

1. Daisuke Aramaki (may have been another character):

A machine cannot lead.

This quote really resonated with me. Machines are robotic. They do exactly what they’re told and nothing more.

3 Simple Steps To Increase Your Productivity Immediately

I am always striving to increase my productivity. My guess is that you are too. I wish this was an easy goal to just check off but I have found that it’s not that easy. Increased productivity doesn’t come by blinking your eyes and clicking your heels. Oh, how I wish it did!

However, there are a few steps that you can take to help make the shift in your schedule and energy output in order to push your productivity to the next level.

How to increase your productivity immediately

Image by Dillon Klassen

Here are the 3 Simple Steps To Increase Your Productivity Immediately:

Why You Need To Say No

As an ESFP-A on the Myers-Briggs personality test, I struggle with pleasing people.

I want to make people happy. I want to make sure everyone is having a good time.

In doing so, I have a hard time telling others no.

How to say no

Having this personality type doesn’t mean I can’t learn how to say no. I can and I’ve been working on saying no.

If you’re like me, let’s look at the reasons we need to say no.

Why You Need To Say No

I’m a free spirit. I’ll go where the wind pushes me.

That also means I’ll often go where others want me to and not where I want to. This can get you, and me, into trouble.

That’s why we need to learn to say no. But how do we say no?

We realize what saying Yes is really doing.