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3 Dangers of Charismatic Leadership

3 Dangers of Charismatic Leadership

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A leader who employs too much charisma can come to rely on this ability as an end unto itself.  Charismatic leaders can charm themselves. 

Authentic leaders understand (and continually calibrate) the influence and authority they have by virtue of their position and personal attribute...

An overly-charismatic leader draws focus from the rest of the organization by demanding all the attention. When the focus shifts to the personal characteristics of the leader, accountability is diminished.

The followers can become overly dependent on the leader for all manner of larg...

... leaders must ask themselves:

  • Do I spend my time empowering others to make decisions, or does my involvement force people to look to me for answers?
  • How often do I dive into details that belong to others?
  • ...

Organizations with big visions are led by people who display significant charisma in order to keep the vision moving forward. 

The leader must supply more charisma to keep the dynamic humming; the need shifts to growing charisma, not the organization’s ability to grow itself. 

If you feel like you're influencing others for the wrong reasons, ask:

  • How am I drawing attention to myself, and away from others?
  • What is the organization missing while it’s focusing on me?
  • If my company relies on me too much, what happens if I need a ...

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