James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner, Credibility: How Leaders Gain and Lose It , Why People Demand It. Revised Edition. Jossey-Bass, Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner share 6 measures to build leadership credibility as part of series celebrating Tanveer Naseer’s 1st book “Leadership Vertigo”. Credibility In Leadership via Kouzes & Posner. The Truth About Leadership: The No-Fads, Heart-Of-The-Matter Facts You Need To Know.

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People are just more likely to stick with you when they know they are dealing with a credible person and a credible institution.

To be credible as a leader you must first clarify the values that guide your crecibility and actions and the standards by which you choose to live your life. For people to willingly follow someone, they first want to assure themselves that the individual has integrity and is worthy of their trust.

Credibility is the foundation of leadership. I guess what I’m saying is, a company almost always takes on its personality from the top, down. Chapter two discusses the difference credibility makes. To pozner a crdeibility, you must develop a deep understanding of the collective values and desires of your constituents.

Develop Capacity People cannot contribute to the aims and aspirations of an organization if they do not know what to do, and they cannot contribute if they do not know how to do it.

Chapter 6 – Develop Capacity Video. If you are going to lead, you must demonstrate to others that you are someone they can believe in.

Shared values make a difference, and they give everyone a common language for collaboration. And that’s why it’s so important that we remain vigil as to how credible our leadership is viewed by those we serve. The biggest inspiration for a company’s success needs to begin in the big chair, and trickle down.


As the world falls deeper into economic downturns and warfare, the question of credibility—how leaders gain and lose it—is more important than ever. Additional information can also be found in our Privacy Policy.

Further, the authors endorse the utilization of organizational systems to reinforce shared values.

Credibility: How Leaders Gain And Lose It – James Kouzes and Barry Posner () – Veritas et Lux

The research should be commended for its depth and breadth. Set the example by going first. View Printer Friendly Version. Jim and Barry do a wonderful job of showing us all why it matters, how to earn it, and how to keep it!


Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner have thrown us a Hail Mary pass that can kuozes to restore confidence and trust in our institutions. Appreciate Constituents Understanding your own leadership philosophy, and your capacity to act on it, is only the beginning.

Why do middle managers have to settle for just being a buffer if the head of the fish is uninspiring. You need to bring people together and unite them into a common cause. What are okuzes crucial attributes?

If you want people to follow you, they must believe that your words can be trusted, that you have the knowledge and skill necessary to lead, and that you are personally excited and enthusiastic about the future direction in creeibility you are headed. The results of our studies over these three decades have been strikingly consistent around the world, and across categories of age, gender, ethnicity, functional discipline, and organizational level.

Serving involves staying in touch, constant attention to listening and learning from constituents and matching words and actions. Jim and Barry, it is truly a pleasure and an honour to have you both sharing your research, knowledge, and insights with my readers.


Rather, real-life stories lay before the reader and the principles emerge confirming the thesis that that credibility is the foundation of all working relationships — and of all relationships that work. Sustain Hope People with dredibility hope have higher aspirations and higher levels of performance.

If people are going to enlist in a cause, they need to believe that the individual leading the effort is capable.

Credibility: How Leaders Gain And Lose It – James Kouzes and Barry Posner (1993)

Strengthening credibility requires continued improvement of existing abilities which takes time and attention. Taken singularly, the characteristics of honest, forward-looking, competent, and inspiring provide a highly useful guide for leadership selection, action, and development. Thanks for the well-wishes for my 1st book, Jim. Buy Now “Credibility should be on the must-read list for all leaders and potential leaders, and should be a required text for all business majors This chapter demonstrates how people feel working with leaders they admired.

One therefore comes to the realization that high credibility earns intense commitment. Further, credible leaders offer choices, encourage ownership and inspire constituents to greater confidence.

Creidbility can learn to be a great leader—young people in high school and youth groups, undergraduates and graduate students, and executives advancing along their personal leadership journey. They describe six disciplines of credibility: Skip to content Menu Dr.

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