Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Quick thought on Charisma

Earlier when we were talking about trait theory, it came up that most traits can be taught to some extent. The exception being charisma.

Now, in readng about the transformational leader in our book, they emphasize the importance of charisma for a transformational leader, even saying that some people overlap the idea of the two things -- you can't be transformational without being chariamatic.
So the questions arises, can someone with charisma be a good leader? Do they become leaders at all, or if they rise to management positions, is their leadership role only based on their senority? That is will they be leaders or just followers?