Credibility, Self Awareness, Empowerment, And Servant Leadership

1365 Words Oct 14th, 2016 6 Pages
Under further analysis, I have identified the following unit topics: credibility, self-awareness, empowerment, risk-taking/change/creativity, and servant leadership relevant to this assignment. Each of which will be discussed further below.
Credibility
Caldwell et al. (2010) have used Mayer’s 1995 work to define loyalty as trustworthiness that is “a subjective perception interpreted by each party and is measured on a continuum that assesses the ability, benevolence, and integrity of the party to be trusted” (p. 500, para 3). They believe that this model of trust defines our ability as a set of skills that can have influence over another while wanting to do good that emanates integrity that you can adhere to and the other can accept. This model is widely cited and suggests that trustworthiness is viewed from a ‘mediating lens’ which affects its subjectivity. Further to this, Kouzes & Posner (2010) suggest that “credibility is the foundation of leadership” and they believed that it could be evaluated on three criteria: trustworthiness, expertise and dynamism (p. 37). Even though I do not exhibit all three criteria, I believe in being a reliable person and this, in turn, develops trustworthiness. For instance, by volunteering, I had to create a schedule which was approved by an employee at Edmonton Food Bank. This approval is considered an agreement between the food bank and myself and breaking such a contract can erode my credibility because I set out to do something and not…

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