Leadership involves influence and relationship between the leader and the people who have chosen to be followers (Kouzes et al., 2017). Silva (2016) argues in support of leadership involving influence but one that is more relational and entails followers’ acceptance of their leader and their
common focus towards the shared goals. This relational dimension and the choice by followers is hinged on the leader’s authenticity and credibility (Kouzes et al., 2017). To lead successful organizations especially in this season of the covid-19 pandemic, leaders will be required to have clarity of values that amalgamates with institutional values and followers values (Silva, 2016).
The mainstream media in Kenya, Africa, and the world is full of scandalous information that questions the credibility of leaders who were thought to be effective. This is observable across all organization sectors from the religious, public sector, political and even the private sector and includes such practices as corruption, manipulation of data and financial information, leadership
wrangles, sexual harassment, among other such accusations of sexual misconduct which touches on prominent and perceived effective leaders. This has brought about severe gaps in leadership credibility.
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