Charismatic Approaches to Leadership – KEY POINTS

Charismatic Approaches to Leadership
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– Charismatic leaders, by force of their personal abilities, can have a profound and extraordinary effect on followers.
– Characteristics of charismatic leaders include:
• High need for power.
• High feelings of self-efficacy.
• Conviction in the moral rightness of their beliefs.
– Charismatic behaviors include:
• Role modeling.
• Image building.
• Articulating goals.
• Emphasizing high expectations.
• Showing confidence.
• Arousing follower motives.
 Dark side versus bright side of charismatic leadership.
– Dark side.
• Emphasizes personalized power.
• Leaders focus on themselves.
– Bright side.
• Emphasizes socialized power
• Leaders empower followers