|December 3, 2003|
How much charisma does a leader need?
Recently we seem to have substituted charisma for competence in choosing
political leaders. Therefore, to become a leader, a substantial amount
of charisma is necessary, though not
Much more than the average person.
Enough to seem confident and to keep the people he's leading awake.
I know plenty of charismatic people that aren't very good leaders. But I know lots of excellent leaders who aren't particularly charismatic. But put a charismatic leader in the room and there is not stopping what they can get people to do.
Enough to attract followers, otherwise he/she isn't a leader.
A leader in what form of government? Much more charm is needed in a democracy than in a dictatorship.
More charisma than brainpower, probably.
It helps to have a certain am0unt.
I don't think charisma is necessary to lead. However, it is one of the skills that can be part of leader's toolbox. I have seen instances of charisma that can mobilize people and then backfire when it is not back up by care for others, intelligence, rationalism, and competence.
my business/youth leader bestfriend says that charisma makes and breaks a leader. what the hell is charisma for one? looking it up, it is basically a magnetism in someone. people are drawn to them. you cant be a leader if people are not drawn to you. i guess you could still be a leader if people feared you but how long would that last? a leader needs alot of charisma. how the leader uses their influence is the most important part. you cant be a leader without followers. if you dont have charisma then you dont have much to go on.