A track record that convinces others of your credibility is a precious commodity. Authenticity may help leaders inspire others to follow, but credibility is the gateway qualification to lead in the first place. Some define credibility through achieved credentials. Others believe it is the right combination of experiences. For the purposes of this article, I consider it to be some of both, plus something harder to quantify: are leaders “up for it”?
But where does credibility come from, and what does it mean for people seeking those top jobs?