Charisma In Leadership

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  • 1. Charisma in Leadership
    Brenda Neckvatal
    University of Richmond
    November 2007
  • 2. Defining Charisma in Leadership
    What is your perception of charisma?
    Does it look like this?
  • 3. Defining Charisma in leadership
    What is your perception of charisma?
    Or this?
  • 4. Defining Charisma in leadership
    What is your perception of charisma?
    Or this?
  • 5. Defining Charisma in Leadership
    Many have a misunderstanding of
    • what charisma is
    • 6. how is it obtained
    • 7. It canbe successfully trained
  • Defining Charisma in leadership
    The American Heritage New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy …
    Extraordinary power and appeal of personality
    A natural ability to inspire a large following
  • 8. Leader-follower Relationship
    Before the 1970s, there was a different view on the effects of charisma in leadership.
    Psychoanalysts believed followers were…
  • 9. Leader-follower relationship
    1988 Jane Howell & Robert House identified charismatic behavior applied to leadership
  • 10. Impression management
  • 11. Impression management
    Charismatic leaders’ use of high energy, persistence, unconventional and risky behavior, heroic deeds and personal sacrifices, are all to serve to articulate their high motivation and enthusiasm…which becomes contagious.
  • 12. Impression management
    Charismatic leaders build credibility by developing a thorough understanding of the industry
  • 13. Impression management
    Followers begin to innately trust leaders when they perceive that their leader is unflinchingly dedicated to their set vision and willing to work toward it even at the risk of personal and considerable sacrifice.
  • 14. Impression management
    Is charisma an innate talent or can charisma be developed and trained amongst others in the organization?
    Charisma comes from within.
    It cannot be taught & when it is forced, it appears inauthentic.
  • 15. Impression management
    Tom Folliard, CEO & President of CarMax
  • 16. Impression management
  • 17. Conger-kanaungo charismatic leadership questionnaire
    Rating scale
    6 = Very Characteristic
    5 = Characteristic
    4 = Slightly Characteristic
    3 = Slightly Uncharacteristic
    2 = Uncharacteristic
    1 = Very Uncharacteristic
  • 18. Conger-kanaungo charismatic leadership questionnaire
    Four leaders at Carmax
    Tom Foliard, CEO and President
    Cliff Woods, Vice President of Merchandising
    Mike Otte, Regional Vice President of Traditional Systems
    Sean Ramage, Director of Management Training
  • 19. Conger-kanungo charismaticleadership questionnaire
  • 20. Conger-kanungo charismatic leadership questionnaire