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The Truth About Leadership: The No-Fads, Heart-of-the-Matter Facts you Need to Know by Barry Z. Posner, James M. Kouzes

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Chapter 2. TRUTH TWO: CREDIBILITY IS THE FOUNDATION OF LEADERSHIP

Leadership begins with you and your belief in yourself. Leadership continues only if other people also believe in you.

All the programs to develop leaders, all the courses and classes, all the books and tapes, all the blogs and websites offering tips and techniques are meaningless unless the people who are supposed to follow believe in the person who's supposed to lead.

The Truth Is That Credibility Is the Foundation of Leadership. This is the inescapable conclusion we've come to after thirty years of asking people around the world what they look for and admire in a leader, someone whose direction they would willingly follow. The key word in the preceding sentence is "willingly." ...

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