Does your Leader trust you?
Do your Team Members trust you?
How do you know for sure?
“You are today where your thoughts have brought you;
you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you.”
– James Allen
I remember what someone told me once about why people follow others. He said that there are only two reasons why people follow others:
First, was out of a sense of pure curiosity to see if someone so stupid could really pull this off.
Second, was out a sense of loyalty, or inspiration because they truly believed their Leader could actually lead them to success.
You can’t control other people, places, things or situations. But, you can influence the behavior of others by persuasion. Influence here refers to your ability to get things done through others who chose to trust and follow you because of your positive influence and character.
The Greatest Secret to Effectiveness:
Service – Credibility – Influence via Persuasion = Effectiveness
Your credibility and influence is earned or lost everyday as a direct result of your application of the 9 Core Competencies of Effectiveness. None of my Effective Leaders were strong in all 9 Core Competencies. However, they always selected a Direct Report that could support them where they were weak.
Effective Leaders know that they must have the the credibility needed influence the actions of other, through persuasion, to consistently product excellent results. To gain that credibility, you must truly serve those you lead.
What is Credibility?
Credibility is a perceived level of trust and confidence
granted everyday by those with whom you serve.
Credibility comes as a result of the skillful application of the 9 Core Competencies of Effectiveness.
As a Leader, credibility is something you must earn. It’s the perceived goodwill, trust, and cooperation granted by those you lead in order to consistently produce excellent results. It’s earned or lost everyday by your willingness serve them.
Credibility can also be granted by virtue of age, experience, achievements, knowledge, or former titles. For example, Jack Welch, former CEO of General Electric and Colin Powell, former Secretary of State and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, still have great credibility and influence as informal Leaders where ever they go.
I believe that if you hire self-managing people and teach them correct principles, they can and will govern themselves.
To be continued: You can learn more about influence and credibility, and how it can help enhance your career, by add this book to your professional library, today!
YOUR GUIDE TO BETTER CREDIBILITY
Here you’ll learn:
Chapter 1: Basics of Credibility
Chapter 3: Treating Everyone With Dignity, Respect, & Kindness
Chapter 4: Supporting Your Team’s Goals
Chapter 5: Achieving Team Consensus
Chapter 6: Protecting Their “Health & Welfare”
Chapter 7: Creating More Effective Leaders
Chapter 8: Gaining Real Credibility With Your Leader
You now have the chance to enhance your career by learning how to enhance your credibility.
You also have the chance to purchase The Effectiveness Guide, which contains all 9 Core Competencies of Effectiveness, but does not include Your Guide to Better Credibility, because it is not one of the 9 Core Competencies of Effectiveness.
Here’s what you’ll learn:
CHAPTER 1: WHAT MAKES A LEADER EFFECTIVE?
CHAPTER 2: BY BECOMING A BETTER DELEGATOR
CHAPTER 3: BY BECOMING A BETTER PLANNER
CHAPTER 4: BY BECOMING A BETTER ORGANIZER
CHAPTER 5: BY BECOMING A BETTER COMMUNICATOR
CHAPTER 6: BY BECOMING A BETTER PROBLEM SOLVER
CHAPTER 7: BY ENHANCING YOUR AWARENESS
CHAPTER 8: BY BECOMING A BETTER TRAINER
CHAPTER 9: BY ENHANCING YOUR ABILITY TO MOTIVATE
CHAPTER 10: BY ENHANCING YOUR CHARACTER
APPENDIX A: PLAN OF ACTION EXAMPLE
APPENDIX B: REAL WORLD PROBLEM SOLVING EXAMPLE
APPENDIX C: ADVANCE PROBLEM SOLVING WITH VUCA
APPENDIX D: CAREER ADVICE
APPENDIX E: CREATING MISSION AND VISION STATEMENTS
The Effectiveness Guide will be the best investment you’ll ever make in your career.
Also, if you feel this information could help someone else, please take a few moments to let them know. If it turns out to make a difference in their life, they’ll be forever grateful to you – as will I.
Let’s make a difference together – one person at a time!
All the best!
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The 9 Core Competencies of Effectiveness