Credibility is essential to effective, transformational leadership: from resolving various critical issues and problems that organizational leaders face to developing a passionate constituency who will follow and be stimulated by a collective vision. A key element of this credibility is integrity, which is rooted in self-knowledge and understanding (and a key tenant of servant and transformational leadership!).
In serving a purpose, leaders strengthen credibility by demonstrating that they are not in it for themselves; instead, they have the interests of the institution, department, or team and its constituents at heart. Being a servant may not be what many leaders had in mind when they choose to take responsibility for the vision and direction of their organization or team, but serving others is the most glorious and rewarding of all leadership tasks. (Kouzes & Posner, 2003, p. 185). How do you, as an emerging leader, develop and engender credibility and a transformational relational approach amongst your constituency?
Support your statements with evidence from the required studies and your research. Cite and reference your sources in APA style.
Your paper 3-5 (maximum) page paper (plus References page) should include quotes from Northouse (2015) and at least 3 of the weekly readings sources to defend your position.