Servant vs Charismatic Leaders

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Geoffrey Hill, US

Servant vs Charismatic Leaders

Are Servant-Leadership and Charismatic Leadership opposites?


Servant leader and Charismatic leader

No! The servant as leader and a charismatic leader are not opposites. The Servant Leader has most characteristics of the 10 Robert Greenleaf traits described in the summary and just like the Charismatic Leader has a way about them that just makes you want to follow him. Like Gandi.

  Fentress Truxon
Management Consultant, United States

I Agree with VMIX

SL and CL are completely different like with this written example.

  Jagdish B Acharya
Consultant, India

Servant and Charismatic Leadership Objectives and Styles Compared

A servant leader has an objective of service for which he leads. A charismatic leader has a style by which he appears to lead naturally. Different followers will join depending on leader types. (Servant - S, Charismatic - C)
1. S AND C - Leader will have faster growth of followers due to C factor and sustenance due to S factor.
2. S AND NOT C - Leader will have sustained but slow growth. Like Christ.
3. C AND NOT S - Leader may get many followers, but only as imitators and may not ensure sustainance.
4. Not C AND NOT S - Leader has less chances of success as a leader. May mostly be follower of what he is interested in.

  Kovit Skulsangjuntr, Thailand

Servant Leadership Style Vs. Charismatic

Imagine going to the jungle and you have a hunter to guide you along the way. Or go with a tour group with a guide who g...

  bunny gaviyao
Investor, Zimbabwe

Comparing Servant Leadership and Charismatic Leadership

These two seem similar, but the difference is that a charismatic leader can be a dictator which is not found in servant ...

  scott kazee, United States

Servant Leader versus Charismatic Leader

I think the answer lies in our definition of what charismatic leadership. Christ was a charismatic leader! He was dynami...

  Dmytro Shynkaruk
Student (University), Ukraine

Servant Leadership versus Charismatic Leadership

These are totally different things. As it has already been mentioned, Hitler was a charismatic leader, Mussolini was a c...

  Andrea Kelly, Jamaica

Balanced Approach

I like Scott Kazee's remarks as people tend to desire to achieve what another person has but shy away from imitating as ...


Servant versus Charismatic

Are servant and charismatic opposite styles of leadership? - A servant leader may be charismatic in nature and in actio...

  Amirruddin Baba

Servant versus Charismatic Leaders

For me they are not opposites. They are qualities that compliment each other. Followers need security and feel secure wh...

  Arif ur Rehman
Professor, Pakistan

The Debate - Servant versus Charismatic Leaders

The servant leader is a savant in that he nurtures the spirit, helping all to be part of a concerned culture wherein sat...


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