Credentialing Our Track Record
When we ask people to join us on our quest for a better world, they are going to need some reassurance that we are the right leaders to get the job done. In any social justice context, that means first deeply examining whether we are the right group of people to be leading the work or if we should be assuming a supporting role behind others. If we continue to believe in our leadership, then we need to prove it, by gathering past successes, documenting our existing collaborations, and deploying champions from across the community to speak to our bona fides. Leaders who are skilled at credentialing their track record in a variety of different ways build trust in the community.