This is a refreshed version of a post I wrote just over three years ago. I’m giving it another airing because, at its core, leadership is about change and exploring new territory. No leader can do that successfully without having earned the confidence of those s/he leads. It’s as simple and as complicated as that.
I’ve been thinking about what it is that separates a person who seems to be able to influence change in a positive direction, from a person who might have the authority and the technical skill to do the work, but seems unable to pull it off.
The word credibility comes to mind. The Thesaurus suggests that credibility is synonymous with trustworthiness, integrity and sincerity.I think that if these basic values are present, the chances of arousing the interest and respect of other people are pretty good. And, I believe too, that change…
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