I recently had to make a really tough call. One I had put off for longer than I should have. But making the call had to be done.
One of my favorite online mentors mentioned a man’s name I knew. A man I had once been friends with. I consider this mentor to be a great man of integrity.
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When I heard him mention my former friend’s name, I knew I had to reach out to my mentor. To make a tough call.
The man my mentor mentioned could be considered a success in the world’s eyes. He’s built up an online business that brings home a nice chunk of change. That’s awesome. I’m actually happy for my former friend that he’s reached monetary or worldly success.
There’s nothing more valuable when you’re leading than establishing credibility. Credibility is establishing trust and being believable. Can you see why a leader needs to establish credibility to lead well?
There was once a time when a man’s handshake was his contract. It seems those days are long gone.
Yet you can help bring back those days. You can be a man, or woman, who has credibility.
Credibility is vital in leadership. It’s hard to gain and easy to lose. This is why great leaders are constantly building their credibility.
How are they doing this, you ask? They take the hard road and credible leaders make sure they’re upholding their own standards.
Here’s what else you can do to establish credibility:
Follow through with your promises: Great leaders build their credibility by keeping their word. When they say they’re going to do it, they do it. No ifs, ands, or buts about it. Their word is their bond. Read more...