Assalamualaikum Wa Rahmatullah,
(May Peace and Mercy of ALLAH be upon you)
A CREDIBLE leader is an asset to the nation. The Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary, new 8th Edition (2010) defines the word credible as “can be believed or trusted”. A leader is a person who leads a group of people, especially the head of a country or an organization.
We can say that a credible leader is someone who advances the lives of his followers as well as the system they live in. He may not even have a formal title.
The real test for this chosen or elected leader is to see whether his followers will follow his words or orders. Notwithstanding other leadership qualities, he should be a trustworthy person.
A leader of this nature would make it easy for the masses to believe in him. It means that there is a consistency between who he is and what he says.
He doesn’t hide anything from his followers or beat around the bush with them.
A credible leader is also a person of integrity. It is defined as the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles.
A distinctive example of a person of the highest integrity was the Prophet Muhammad. During his time, he was known as al-Amin, which means the trustworthy one.
A credible leader has no skeletons in his closet, making his opponents or enemies will feel frustrated because they will find it very difficult to discredit him.
In order to be a good and credible leader in the 21st century, one has to have knowledge on business and finance. The world revolves around these factors.
We crave for leaders who are better off than us.
It is annoying when we hear a leader giving his speech on a subject that he has very little knowledge of. He is just talking. He doesn’t respect the educated audience who are attending his function.
A credible leader should exhibit high ethical standards. He knows how to differentiate between what is the right and wrong.
He has a clean image and is free from perceived sexual scandal or corruption, which may also include abuse of power. A leader must also be a good family man.
When you do your job with enterprise and strength of mind to make a difference to the people around you, then you are a credible leader. If you possess the above criteria, then you are an asset to the nation.
Isnin, 5 Rabiulawal 1438H