What is Charismatic Leadership


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What is Charismatic Leadership

  2. 2. DEFINITION To quote Max Weber “charisma is a certain quality of an individual personality, by virtue of which he is set apart from ordinary men and treated as endowed with supernatural, superhuman, or at least specifically exceptional powers or qualities. “Charismatic Leadership is "resting on devotion to the exceptional sanctity, heroism or exemplary character of an individual person, and of the normative patterns or order revealed or ordained by him". – Max Weber
  3. 3. QUALITIES OF A CHARISMATIC LEADER The Charismatic Leader gathers followers through dint of personality and charm, rather than any form of external power or authority. Some prominent qualities of a charismatic leader are as follows: Vision Speech High Principles Emotional Sensitivity Personality Charisma
  4. 4. ADVANTAGES OF CHARISMATIC LEADERSHIP Ability to affect change Energetic and driving leader Sensitivity to people emotions Supportive environment Vision and Articulation
  5. 5. DISADVANTAGES OF CHARISMATIC LEADERSHIP Over Reliance on Leader Lack of Clarity Failure of Vision Misarticulation Of Goals Poor Management Autonomy Broken Trust
  6. 6. CHARISMATIC VS. TRANSFORMATIONAL LEADER CHARISMATIC LEADERSHIP TRANSFORMATIONAL LEADERSHIP Leader influences the followers with  the dint of his personality and charm. Leader inspires change through his  vision &passion to get things done. Leader is the “head of the show”. Leader is open to followers’ input and  participation. Vision fulfillment by stimulating  followers to leader’s  vision. Vision fulfillment inclusive of follower  and leader vision. Charismatic leaders are most likely to  emerge in crisis situations. Transformational leaders can emerge  at different levels of the organization. Behavior aimed at  leader‐driven goals  and promote feelings of obedience and dependency in followers. Behavior aimed at encouraging  teamwork  and commitment to  shared goals.
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