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What is Charismatic Leadership?

Charismatic leadership combines charm, interpersonal skills, and persuasiveness to motivate and influence others.

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Introduction to Leadership
Program 3: Managing and Leading Individuals
Course 11: Leadership
Section 2: Models of Leadership

Other videos in our Introduction to Leadership:
🎬 The Blake & Mouton Leadership Grid https://youtu.be/1TBuarqUXDY
🎬 What is Transformational Leadership? https://youtu.be/s89ZXYWx5l4
🎬 What is Visionary Leadership? https://youtu.be/dGQk5EFHUZU
🎬 What is Authentic Leadership? https://youtu.be/jmBDAQ4w4mY
🎬 What is Servant Leadership? https://youtu.be/A-cV0yx2LeM

Charismatic leaders are good at inspiring and motivating their followers to achieve their goals. They do this by tapping into team members’ emotions, creating a sense of trust, commitment, and passion for a purpose that they believe in.

Max Weber looked at why people follow a leader. One of the reasons he discovered was charisma.

Robert House described his charismatic leadership theory in a paper ‘Theory of Charismatic Leadership’.

House’s ‘Theory of Charismatic Leadership’
To use a charismatic leadership style, we must:
• Promote strong values-based principles
• Live by those values
• Demonstrate absolute integrity
• Show competence in everything you do
• Also show confidence in your decisions and in your team
• Build up the capabilities, confidence, and motivation of your followers

There are many risks to charismatic leadership – especially when it becomes the dominant style.

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There are a vast number of Leadership books – perhaps more than on any other management-related topic. And there is also a huge range represented in different lists of the best. This no-doubt reflects the different contexts for leadership.

So, any recommended reading list of leadership books must be particularly subjective. I have chosen those that made me think, and which are of particular value to managerial leaders: not sportspeople, military leaders, or CEOs. In no particular order:

📖 Leaders Eat Last
📖 Start with Why
📖 Humble Leadership
📖 The Leadership Challenge
📖 The New Leaders
📖 Shackleton’s Way
📖 Why should Anyone be Led by You
📖 The Habit of Excellence

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00:00 – Charismatic Leadership
00:18 – The nature of charismatic leadership
00:54 – Max Weber: Early modern study of charismatic leadership
01:59 – Robert House: Theory of Charismatic Leadership
02:45 – Charismatic leadership: ‘Nature vs Nurture’
03:07 – The nature of charismatic leadership
03:34 – House’s Theory of Charismatic Leadership
04:16 – The skills of a charismatic leader
05:42 – What charismatic leaders get from their followers
05:52 – The best charismatic leaders
06:46 – The Risks of charismatic leadership
09:46 – Summing up Charismatic Leadership

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Simon Sinek: Start with Why and Leaders Eat Last
Kouzes and Posner: The Leadership Challenge
Warren Bennis: Master of Transformative Leadership
Coaching for Leadership Development
Mentoring for Leadership Development
The Principles of Leadership Development
Complexity, Leadership, and the Cynefin Framework
Robert House and Path Goal Theory [Situational Leadership]
Commercial Situational Leadership Models
A Generic Day-to-Day Situational Leadership Model
Tannenbaum & Schmidt: The Leadership Continuum
The Fiedler Contingency Theory of Leadership Effectiveness
What is Servant Leadership?
What is Authentic Leadership?
What is Visionary Leadership?
The Blake & Mouton Leadership Grid
What is Transformational Leadership?
What is Transactional Leadership?
Goleman’s 6 Leadership Styles – A Styles Models of Leadership
Action Centered Leadership – A Roles-based or Functional Leadership Model
Leadership Behaviors: Task and Relationship Focus
Traits Models of Leadership
Leadership Traits, Roles, and Styles: Three Types of Leadership Model
What is Leader-Member Exchange Theory? And Should You Use LMX Theory?
10-Step Leadership Process: A Simple Model for How to Lead
Leadership Attitudes: How to Approach Things Like a Leader
The Leadership Skill Set: What Every Leader Needs to be Able to Do
What is Leadership? and Why do We Need Leaders?

Mike Clayton

About Mike Clayton 

Dr Mike Clayton is a (former) Project Manager and now a management educator. Having trained thousands of people at live workshops, seminars, and conferences, he now delivers training mainly via video. He has 14 books with international publishers and runs two successful YouTube channels. He is also the founder of OnlinePMCourses.com

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