Credibility engenders supportiveness and enthusiasm in your followers. A credible leader attracts followers, and encourages commitment and the desire to excel.
A credible leader inspires followers because they have confidence in the leader’s personal integrity and competence to lead. Credibility is the foundation of effective leadership.
4 Key Factors in Credibility
Through a survey of 15,000 managers world-wide Barry Posner and Jim Kouzes identified four prime characteristics that strongly contribute to the credibility of leaders. These four characteristics were identified by more than 50% of respondents in the survey:
So it is worth reflecting on the way you exhibit the 4 chararteristics:
Can my word be relied upon? (Honest)