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Building your credibility as a leader

‘Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.’

Henry Ford, American industrialist

This chapter covers:

  • how credibility results from experiences and value set. It can take on different meanings for different stakeholder groups
  • what types of experiences – technical and situational – will provide or accelerate credibility building
  • why values are essential to being a leader and how to demonstrate and promote your value set
  • how to balance credibility and authenticity.

Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder

When asked how you would define beauty, you might feel as able to do so as you would if you had been asked to dissect a soap bubble. The commonest answer ...

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