Leadership 101: The Charismatic Leader


Leadership 101: The Charismatic Leader

Business Dictionary defines the “Charismatic Leadership” as:

“The guidance provided to an organization by one or more individuals seen as heroic or inspiring and who have therefore been granted the organizational power to make dramatic changes and extract extraordinary performance levels from its staff. For example, a business manager imbued with charismatic leadership could be enlisted to orchestrate a turnaround or launch a new product line”

Some examples of charismatic leaders include:

Barack Obama


Steve Jobs

Apple Corporation CEO Steve Jobs speaks during his keynote speech at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco, California June 9, 2008. REUTERS/Kimberly White (UNITED STATES)

Hillary Clinton


Martin Luther King Jr


Oprah Winfrey


Who are your favourite charismatic leaders? Next time we discuss what a ‘transformational’ leader is. Stay tuned.

A charismatic leader

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