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date: 25 May 2022

charismatic leadership 

A Dictionary of Organizational Behaviour

Emma Jeanes

A type of leadership that is defined by the positive personal qualities of the leader. Charismatic leaders are seen to have inspiring visions, being able to enthuse their followers and get them to identify with the vision through their powers of persuasion and ability to influence the emotions of followers. As it refers to the qualities of the leader, it has been associated with a trait approach to leadership, and it is also associated with a romanticized view of leadership. However, charisma has to be perceived by the follower, which suggests that follower characteristics are also important in determining who is seen as a charismatic leader. Because of the association with traits, some argue that people have the capacity for charisma, but it cannot be trained. Others suggest that since it is about the relationship and communication, it is a skill that can be honed. ... ...

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