There’s a big difference between ability and credibility. I’ve had conversations with many young leaders who think they should get a shot at an opportunity or they deserve be promoted because of their ability. But what many young leaders fail to understand is that real leadership is recognized, not appointed. That’s the first difference between credibility and ability.
This is not about “paying your dues,” but rather figuring out three big leadership lessons…
- Learning to be Patient: the art of timing is essential in leadership.
- Submitting to Authority: you can’t be in authority without learning to be under authority.
- Delivering Consistently Over Time: building the credibility to lead, not just having the ability to something.