Intelligent Risk Taking

Credibility is not only poorly managed in most organizations, it is also poorly understood amongst the members of most senior leadership teams. This is despite the fact that credibility is essential to getting people to follow, to take intelligent risks, to innovate and to drive themselves forward aggressively, especially in turbulent conditions. Credibility is the essential lubricant of high performance and, while it can be influenced by any number of things, the two most important drivers of the credibility currency are the quality of the decisions made by individual leaders and/or the senior team collectively, and the way in which relationships are built and nourished, at all levels, over time.