Different Types of Credibility
There are generally two types of credibility; there is high credibility, and there is low credibility. Credibility forms the basis for relationships. The context and purpose of those relationships determine how much credibility is needed to achieve a specific ends.
High credibility exists when all four core elements of credibility exist e.g. competence, integrity, inspiration and vision. People with high credibility are generally viewed as leaders and/or are influential positions.
Low credibility exists when only one to three of the core elements exist. People who fall under this category are generally seen as employees or followers.
There are exceptions to the general rule. Exceptions always exist. Employees may have all the core credibility elements, but are not in an environment where they can be exercised because of the specific job or position they hold.
Now ask yourself, who is likely to make a more profitable living; a high credible person, or a low credible person? Where do you see yourself? Where do you want to be? What core elements do you need to develop to get there?