Lesson 9º








Charasmatic Leader

Charisma can be defined as a personal attractiveness or interestingness that enables you to influence others, it is the power of attraction, it is pure personal magnetism.

Charisma has an essentially genetic ground:

Only a few people are born with charisma and others (the majority) aren’t.

However, although it is very difficult to acquire, you can learn certain techniques that allow you to partially substitute its absence or enhance the charisma that you already have.

It is very difficult to specify why one person has charisma and another not, but the truth is that the first “wins the hearts of people” and the second produces “indifference”.

The charismatic leader generates admiration.

Charisma helps the way towards leadership; it is not an indispensable condition:

You can be an extraordinary leader without having charisma and you can have lots of charisma and not be a leader.

The characteristics that define a charismatic leader is their capacity to seduce, they have an enormously attractive personality with which they mange to attract other members of the group.

Charisma unites the group around the leader.

The charismatic leader is usually also a good communicator; he has a natural power to persuade.

In front of a charismatic leader the team usually loose certain objectiveness. The charismatic leader enjoys the benevolent judgement of his subordinates.

They “pardon” his mistakes and take pleasure from his success.

The problem that the charismatic leader faces is that the organization can become extremely dependant on him.

It is very difficult to find a substitute.

A danger that especially threatens the charismatic leader is very easy to become vain.

The group show him so much respect that it is not strange that he looses his sense of reality.