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Max Weber defined charisma as “[a] certain quality of an individual personality, by virtue of which he is set apart from ordinary men and treated as endowed with supernatural, superhuman, or at least specifically exceptional powers or qualities.”
Most of the dangers of the charismatic movement relate to this power.
Try to use as much charisma as you need, but avoid making charisma your main focus or your only focus. While attracting people through charisma might be your only option, you have to back this charisma up with the quality leadership based on values and principle that allow your followers to believe in the system more than in your charisma.
Only then, can you stand a chance of establishing a functioning and long-term leadership.
Charismatic leaders bring out our best and make us excel. Research shows that those following charismatic leaders perform better, find their work more meaningful, and have more trust in their leaders that those who follow non-charismatic leaders.
Charismatic leaders cause followers to become highly committed to the leader's mission and make personal sacrifices by mastering the art and science of personal magnetism.
The romance of leadership hypothesis suggests we tend to gravitate towards the magnetic, narcissistic leaders.
We get the leaders we deserve, and we can do real good by choosing socialized charismatic leaders over narcissists.