Credible leaders establish psychological contracts with their communities and teams, bound by shared values. These contracts are more concrete than words of any legal and binding document. They build trust, commitment and loyalty to the leader in good and challenging times. Leaders who lack credibility break psychological contracts with their people and will not have loyal followers, let alone inspired ones.
Real leaders adopt good character, the right attitudes, and they work on attributes that applaud prosocial behaviours for the common good of others in the community. Real leaders encourage their constituents towards positive thinking, embracing the right morals and ethical practices to make the world a better place.
Credibility refers to a leader’s ability to perform what is expected and required for the position, and equip their constituents with the requisite knowledge, skills, attitudes and attributes to perform their role efficiently and effectively. In this article, I'm glad to share more with you about how you can build your Competence which will make a significant difference to your leadership, and the people you lead.
Real Leaders exercise great responsibilities and utilise their personal influence for the benefit of the good of others and the community. Real Leadership is not about a position in the corporate setting. It’s about people who aspire to lead and are resolved to engage in self development by being more self aware through the garnering of feedback from the people they work and associate with.
Whether we’re in business or social settings, connecting with people is what we need to do to achieve our goals in life - or perhaps achieving the much talked-about KPIs in our workplace. To really connect with others, we first need to have real conversations that provide a platform for parties to understand others as much as we seek to be understood.
Every month, we share a Real Story to celebrate the joint success of a working partner who has transformed their organisation through various OD interventions. This month, we share how we helped one of the giants in automotive manufacturing crafted and articulated a shared vision for change, that was effectively communicated to all its regional offices.