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Charismatic leadership slide show

The contemporary theory of charismatic leadership is explored.

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Charismatic leadership slide show

  1. 1. Contemporary Theories:Charismatic Leadership Shannon Charlton March 29th, 2013
  2. 2. Charismatic Leadership.. What is it?• Does not lead with authority or power, but rather charm and personality.• Will talk to their followers as if they are the most important person in the world.• People are drawn to this leader. – They are fascinated by them and will want to be just like them. – If you join the group, you join the leader.• Storytelling, working the room, picking up on the mood, body language
  3. 3. Real Life Examples• Religious leaders, politicians, lawyers, celebrities• John F. Kennedy• Martin Luther King Jr.• Barack Obama• Sarah Palin• Charles Manson• Oprah Winfrey
  4. 4. What Are The Strengths of This Leadership Style?• Confidence in followers• Highly persuasive• Will sacrifice themselves for the greater good and what they believe in• Effective in conveying a strong image within the group• Boosts creativity, motivation, production, and satisfaction
  5. 5. What Are The Problems With This Theory?• Critics claim that it is difficult, if not impossible, to develop charisma.• Ethics: Charisma could be used for as much “bad” as “good”. – i.e. Hitler, teenage peer pressure, corrupt politicians• A charismatic leads by treating subordinates as friends, and in doing so, they may lose their authority• Strategic decisions should not rely on charm alone
  6. 6. Resources• Changing Minds “Charismatic Leadership” http://changingminds.org/disciplines/leadership/styles/charism• Bloomberg BusinessWeek “Five Secrets to Charismatic Leadership http://www.businessweek.com/managing/content/nov201 0/ca2010112_608471.htm• eHow “Problems with Contemporary Leadership Theories” http://www.ehow.com/info_8480508_problems- contemporary-theories-leadership.html• Money-Zine “Charismatic Leaders” http://www.money- zine.com/Career-Development/Leadership- Skill/Charismatic-Leaders/
  7. 7. Resources• Changing Minds “Charismatic Leadership” http://changingminds.org/disciplines/leadership/styles/charism• Bloomberg BusinessWeek “Five Secrets to Charismatic Leadership http://www.businessweek.com/managing/content/nov201 0/ca2010112_608471.htm• eHow “Problems with Contemporary Leadership Theories” http://www.ehow.com/info_8480508_problems- contemporary-theories-leadership.html• Money-Zine “Charismatic Leaders” http://www.money- zine.com/Career-Development/Leadership- Skill/Charismatic-Leaders/

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