Credibility: How Leaders Gain It and Lose It

I ran into this video about the importance of credibility in the life of a leader. I have not given this topic any thought before, so it is an intriguing topic for me. The fact is that we measure credibility everyday. We read the books and blogs we read because that author has credibility. We believe one side of the story more than the other because one person has more credibility.

We follow certain leaders over others because they are more credible.

In this video, Kouzes and Posner (authors of some great leadership books) talk about their newest research on credibility, stating that most followers are asking for 4 things from their leaders:

  1. Honesty
  2. Forward Looking
  3. Competent
  4. Inspiring

Question: How have you built credibility in your ministry?

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Pz8f36OEGw]

John Rinaldo

As the Business Manager at St. Catherine Catholic Church in Morgan Hill, CA, Dr. John Rinaldo serves as the administrator over operations and finances for the parish in support of all parish ministries. Previously, John served as the Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry for the Diocese of San Jose, empowering parish communities to minister to the needs of youth and young adults. John is also an adjunct professor at Santa Clara University teaching pastoral ministry courses to graduate students.


John Rinaldo


As the Business Manager at St. Catherine Catholic Church in Morgan Hill, CA, Dr. John Rinaldo serves as the administrator over operations and finances for the parish in support of all parish ministries. Previously, John served as the Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry for the Diocese of San Jose, empowering parish communities to minister to the needs of youth and young adults. John is also an adjunct professor at Santa Clara University teaching pastoral ministry courses to graduate students.



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