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Credibility is the foundation on which leadership is built. Leadership. Credibility. 4 Most Commonly Cited Elements of Leader Credibility. [1] Honesty [2] Forward-looking [3] Competent [4] Inspiring. DWYSYWD. Do what you say you will do…. “ Choose accountability over popularity”

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Credibility is the foundation on which leadership is built

Credibility is the foundation on which leadership is built

Leadership

Credibility


4 most commonly cited elements of leader credibility
4 Most Commonly Cited Elements of Leader Credibility

[1] Honesty

[2] Forward-looking

[3] Competent

[4] Inspiring


Dwysywd
DWYSYWD

Do what you say you will do…


Choose accountability over

popularity”

The Five Temptations of the CEO


Values are critical in developing credibility

  • The nature of your values

  • How well you know your own values

  • The extent to which others understand your

    values

  • The degree to which your actions align with

    your values


Leadership is a process of

discovery…

~ one of the first steps in becoming

a credible leader is discovering what

your core values are


A strong sense of your core

values helps you to be ‘inspiring’

What compels you?

…that which compels you, makes you compelling


The paradox and challenge of credibility
The paradox and challenge of credibility

Credibility can be hard to earn, but easy to lose

You can work for years to establish credibility, and lose it in an instant


Gaining credibility what should be the first step
Gaining credibility: What should be the first step?


[1] demonstrate a willingness early on to connect with your employees

shows that you have an interest in them as individuals

provides them the opportunity to assess your character and your trustworthiness

gives you the opportunity to informally share some information about yourself


[2] establish competence in some realm employees

If you do not yet have ‘technical’ competence, focus on competencies in other realms that you do have now

Find ways to convey competence without being arrogant but do not downplay your accomplishments


Steps for regaining credibility
Steps for regaining credibility employees

  • Acknowledge mistake immediately

  • Be accountable; don’t blame others

  • Be forthcoming with why you made the decision you did, or acted the way you did

  • Invite employees to share how they feel

    about what happened; effect it had on them

  • State what you learned from the situation

  • State clearly what you will do different in the future



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