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.
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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.
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...