Five Characteristics Of Charismatic Leadership

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• CHARISMATIC LEADERSHIP ¬¬& VISIONARY LEADERSHIP Charismatic leadership was published by House in 1997. The most popular definition of charisma was given by Weber (1947). He considered charisma as a special personality characteristic which gives extra power to person so that the person is treated as leader. Sometimes it seems similar to transformational leadership (Weber, 1947). Charismatic Leaders are self confident, have strong values, need of power and having an influencing personality. They articulate a clear vision to the followers and develop zeal and zest among the followers for achieving the goals. A charismatic leader is a role model for the followers and wants the followers to adopt those behaviors. Moreover the followers admire and believe their leader. They obey the charismatic leader without any question and willingness (Yukl, 1981). Charismatic leader changes the followers self believes and link the followers identity to the shared identity of organization. It focuses on intrinsic rewards not on extrinsic in order to create this link (Shamir, House, & Arthur, 1993). Many authors have attempted to find the characteristics of charismatic leader and identified five characteristics which are vision, ability to communicate that vision, courage to take risks, concern for environmental constraints and need of the subordinates and exceptional behavior whereas Visionary leadership is the ability to make a vision and communicate it properly moreover improves the
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