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Michael Dadoun Is A Truly Charismatic Leader


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Michael Dadoun, CEO and co-founder of UpClick, has helped the company grow and flourish in the extremely competitive e-commerce solutions industry. The company is in a position to offer a powerful and valuable service for the digital goods industry.

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Michael Dadoun Is A Truly Charismatic Leader

  1. 1. Michael Dadoun
  2. 2.  Any modern organization is as good as its leader. Productive employees mean productive organization and only a good leader can understand what keeps his subordinates motivated and performing to their best. Michael Dadoun, the CEO of UpClick maintains an optimistic view and uses passion as a catalyst for generating enthusiasm among his subordinates. He is a leader who always brings out the best in his employees by helping them see things in a positive light.  Despite the higher level of knowledge and new approaches to thinking, modern employees want to be led; it is just that they are pretty selective about the type of person who will lead them. Some important qualities that new age workers wish to see in their leader are as follows:
  3. 3.  The first thing that comes to our mind when we think about people like Martin Luther King Jr, Steve Jobs, Mahatma Gandhi, etc. is their charisma.  Charisma, derived from the Greek word for ‘gift’ is a trait of a person that sets him apart from the hoi-polloi by virtue of their having certain extraordinary qualities or powers.  Research says that all the leaders who displayed a higher degree of charisma had four inherent qualities- vision, novelty, affinity for risks, and sensitivity to needs and preferences of others.
  4. 4.  Charismatic leaders are aware and sympathetic to the needs and wants of their followers. They are highly compassionate and involve themselves in solving personal as well as professional problems of their subordinates.  Good leaders are also risk takers. They are not afraid of challenges and are willing to go the distance to get things done.  Another very important quality of charismatic leaders is their preference for charting their own course. They do not want to tread along the weather beaten path. They are innovative individuals who are always on the lookout for doing things differently.  Michael Dadoun can be called a truly charismatic leader since his passion and optimism never fails to strike a chord with his workers. He inspires others with his enthusiasm and his empathy helps him tap into the emotions of his workers.
  5. 5.  Negotiation can be described as a process in which one party agrees to exchange a product or service with another party in exchange for something.  A leader has to be a good negotiator as they have to continuously negotiate with the employees as well as the clients of their organization.  Leaders of modern organizations are known to drive hard bargains and it is important that they be effective as well as efficient negotiators.  Good leaders, though, need to know where to draw the line. Too hard bargaining may result in damaged relationships and drive out employees as well as clients.  The best strategy is to adopt a negotiation approach in which both the parties are willing to concede some ground and outcome is such which is both perceived as favorable by both the parties.
  6. 6.  A vision in an organizational perspective can be defined as what the organization wants to be in the near future.  It presents an idealized view of the organization by linking the present with a better future for the organization. It offers a sense of purpose to the employees of the organization.  True leaders are real visionaries who not only understand the current business environment, but can predict the business environment of the coming days as well.  They usually anticipate what the consumers will need in the future and come up with products and services that would instantly catch the fancy of the consumers by fulfilling some of their unknown needs.
  7. 7.  iPod established Steve Jobs as a visionary leader since he came up with a product that for the first time linked data storage capabilities with music downloading.  The device became an instant hit since it offered a groundbreaking and easy to use technology to download and organize songs.  A vision will fail to serve any constructive purpose if the leader is a person incapable of communicating that vision and its benefit to the employees.  A leader after establishing a vision for their organization and communicating it to the employees should show confidence in their abilities to achieve that vision.
  8. 8.  Conveying confidence is of utmost importance since a worker low on confidence and esteem will never have the requisite self-confidence and self-esteem to attempt achieving the goals and objectives of the organization.  Michael Dadoun, the CEO of Montreal based payment processing company UpClick, is a visionary leader who has established a vision of providing outstanding services to online merchants.  He continuously endeavors, through his words and actions, to convey the vision of the organization to his employees. Through his own behavior and values, he sets an example for his followers to imitate.
  9. 9.  People who wish to see charisma in action should watch Martin Lurther King’s ‘I have a dream’ speech. The reaction of the people listening to that speech will tell you all about charismatic leadership and how leaders tap into the emotions of their followers.  A charismatic leader is a visionary with a high Emotional quotient (EQ) and a strong desire to better the lives of their employees and the organization’s customers.  Michael Dadoun is a charismatic leader with good negotiating skills. He displays the highest level of commitment and is honest in all his dealings.