Credibility can come from credentials. Just ask Dr. Oz. He’s a doctor.
Credibility can come from social proof. Just ask Dr. Oz. He has a daily TV show that thousands of people watch.
Credibility can come from a long body of work. Just ask Dr. Oz. He has been working as a doctor for decades.
But credibility can disappear in an instant when you’re grilled by senators for pedaling bogus weight loss drugs and making egregious claims that are unsupported by science.
So while genuine honesty and forthrightness can’t be measured by certifications or popularity or tenure, it’s the kind of credibility that which we all should all strive.
It’s the only kind of credibility.