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One of the most important values we can have as leaders, whether we are leaders at work, at Church, or in the home, is credibility. Credibility is our trustworthiness. Credibility adds to our value- this includes our decisions, suggestions, claims, teachings, etc. A decision-maker is more likely to make a difficult decision based on our information if the decision-maker can trust our information. We gain credibility through hard work, education, being thorough in our research, giving trust-worthy and timely information, being dependable, and even treating others with respect. We lose credibility by giving bad information, not coming through when needed, not being a man (or woman) of our word, and not being trust-worthy or dependable. Credibility is one of those things that is difficult to obtain and easy to lose. We should strive to build credibility and strive even harder to keep it.

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