My position gives me credibility.
Credibility is an outcome of how you communicate who you are and what you stand for.
While a position in and of itself may provide a certain level of respect, you must earn the deep respect that is measured by credibility.
Credibility is measured by the depth of trust. To have a depth of trust, you must build a safe environment through personal honesty and openness.
Credibility is an outcome. Your confidence, combined with skillful, clear communication, builds credibility. Your confidence is found in the core of who you are. You build and maintain credibility by consistently operating from that core.
Be conscious of your core values as you set goals and create strategies to achieve those goals.