Charismatic Leadership

2705 WordsNov 5, 201111 Pages
Charismatic leader build trust and establish credibility with their followers by self-monitoring. They gain trust from their follower through visible self-sacrifice and taking personal risks all in the name of their beliefs. They use empathy and warmth in their communication with others to establish trust. Charismatic leaders also establish trust and credibility by presenting a persona of unshakeable self-confidence, strong moral conviction and constant optimistic outlook. They show commitment to their followers and the goal, appearing to place followers’ needs above their own. Furthermore, they build trust and credibility from their proven track record or created legacy. The charismatic leader inspires confidence by establishing a…show more content…
Charismatic leaders seem to have more success for their team and themselves comparable to other leaders or managers. There was no clear conclusion and very little evidence on how the effects of charismatic leadership may relate to performance in government units. Due to the impersonal nature of bureaucratic government organizations may have prohibited positive performance effects. Article concludes that Charismatic leadership will be associated with above-average performance of the units of public-sector managers. Stirring the Hearts of Followers: Charismatic Leadership as the Transferal of Affect This study focuses on the positive and negative affects charismatic leader have on their follower. The study recommends that charismatic leadership behaviors have a direct effect on the leader and subordinates’ effectiveness, effort, job satisfaction, and commitment. The authors theorized that leaders’ positive affect, positive expression, and aroused behavior will resolve conflict in leader follower relationship. Field studies concluded that workers under the command of a charismatic officer were happier than those under the command of a non-charismatic office. Study also concluded that these relationships were mediated by the leader’s positive affect and a tendency to express positivity. This study proposes that the charismatic relationship is related to the positive
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