Charisma – Leadership Qualities Series

Charisma is a special personal quality that generates others’ interest and causes them to follow.

Napoleon makes the point that great leaders are optimists and merchants of hope. Optimism, a sense of adventure, and commitment to a cause are traits found in charismatic leaders. These are qualities that unleash the potential of others and bring forth their energies. Charisma is difficult to define, but the result is admiration, enthusiasm, and the loyalty of followers. Charismatic leaders in history include Julius Caesar, Charlemagne, and Elizabeth I.

As a leader, ask yourself, Do I possess a positive outlook and commitment in my demeanor that transforms followers to new levels or performance as well as personal loyalty to me?

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2 Responses to Charisma – Leadership Qualities Series

  1. Goldie February 26, 2008 at 11:20 am #

    Hi
    Nice post, is it important in the online world though?
    Keep up the good work

  2. Chris February 26, 2008 at 4:28 pm #

    Hi Goldie – I do think that charisma can have an effect on the online world as well. You can have charismatic traits come through in your writing or other work online for sure. An example from the post would be when it reads: Charisma is difficult to define, but the result is admiration, enthusiasm, and the loyalty of followers. As a blog owner and writer, it is important to continually adapt, continue to preserver, be loyal to your readers (your followers) and be able to show your enthusiasm for the topic so that it gets past on to them. Obviously charisma doesn’t play as much a roll in the online world as the real world, but I believe it does make a difference.

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