Research has shown that people consistently select four characteristics to describe the leaders they would choose to follow. They are: Honesty. Inspiring. Competent and Forward-Looking (Kouzes & Posner, 2012). These four characteristics that followers expect of leaders add up to what communications experts freer to as source credibility (Berlo, Lemert & Mertz, 1969).
In this week’s video I explore how this all fits together to give us one definition of leadership.
John Whitehead coaches individuals and organizations in becoming more effective by helping them improve their interpersonal communications, emotional intelligence and resiliency.
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