Is it just me? Have I missed something these days in listening to government, business, and some ministry leaders? People from all types of organizations are talking, planning, and working, but something is hindering their results. Do they need to do a better job of planning, training, or connecting to others? For me the challenge for leadership is credibility
A favorite book of mine for many years is James Kouzes
and Barry Posner
's Credibility: How Leaders Gain and Lose It, Why People Demand It.
Let's think about leadership and credibility:
"The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between the two, the leader must become a servant and a debtor. That sums up the progress of an artful leader."--Max DePree
"Credibility, like reputation, is something that is earned over time. It does not come automatically with the job or the title."
Kouzes and Posner identified from their interviews with hundreds of employees some key words that describe credible leadership
Are you a credible