Advantages Of Charismatic Leadership
❖ Selling The Vision.These leaders are often exceptional at selling the vision and getting people to come along for the ride. They are geniuses at helping people to see possibilities and potentials ... to buy into something bigger than themselves. They are generally masters at weaving stories and anecdotes that enable people to buy into a big dream - e.g. JFK leading a nation to put the first man on the moon
CONVINCE HIS FATHER TO EXPAND THE BUSINESS AND HAVE A VISION BIGGER THEN HIS FATHER DID
❖ Inspiring. Their generally optimistic and positive nature draws people to them like a moth to a flame. Often these ...view middle of the document...
❖ The leaders ego overtakes. These Leaders can sometimes get too caught up in their own ego and needs and this can have a devastating impact on the team. Think Donald Trump! Donald Trump has a very strong ego drive and likes to be Number One. Donald finds it difficult to take orders from others or to stay in the background, and he hates being wrong; Donald Trump always insists that he is right!
He is a doer and an achiever. Energetic, courageous, and often impatient, Donald Trump will forge ahead with his plans regardless of others' reservations.
❖ Company strength is under-acknowledged. The worst case scenario with having a charismatic leader in charge of an organization is when people start to believe the leader, somehow 'is' the company and that the company's success is tied to this person being at the helm.
❖ Richard Branson of Virgin and Southwest's Herb Kelleher, are both examples of leaders who are 'hero' worshiped by their team members. The potential downside for these leaders is that people have put such faith in their leadership (and not the company as a whole) that they begin to believe that without him or her the company's infrastructure might break down.
❖ As we have seen with Steve Job's passing in 2011 (and his firing from Apple in the mid 80s), organization's can survive the departure of even the most charismatic of leaders....