How does one develop moral credibility? How is it manifested on the job?
It’s like how does one display sincerity? What are the signs of being sincere?
Moral credibility needs to reflect the qualities of character, trust, empowerment, positive self esteem and of course, ethics
Moral credibility is the sum total of one’s consistent behavior in the face of challenging decisions and situations that has as its focus, trust. Moral credibility is modeling and instilling a balanced approach to discernment that is not based on an emotional reaction to a situation.
Yet………how is this credibility learned? Is it life experience? Is it a teachable concept? Is it the result of conditioning? The bottom line is that moral credibility needs to be modeled and observed by all with consistency, communicated beyond words, and authoritative in attitude to be truly real.
When one thinks of truly effective leaders, no matter in what industry or field, being credible, sincere and trustworthy are among those critical attributes that separate them from other leaders. Yet, when one reads and/or watches the news or reflects on the environment of one’s workplace, it seems that this type of leader is in the minority in today’s world.
I wonder why?