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Charismatic and Toxic Leadership
Dr Ray Chatwin, Lecturer, United Kingdom, Member
The difference between a charismatic leader and a toxic leader (Lipman-Blumen) can be a narrow one. The recent banking crisis has shown us that a narrow circle of charismatics can sweep others into unethical patterns of behaviour and excess causing immense damage. It must not happen again. Minztberg's new book 'Managing' argues for a return to 'management'. Zaleznik's original distinction between leadership and management has not served us well in the practical sphere. Let's see an end to the cult of 'leadership'. (...) Read more? Sign up for free
 

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Negative Impact of Charismic Leaders
yogesh, Consultant, India, Member
Well such type of leadership is most commonly observed in religious gurus. It is unfortunate that specially in India people have blind faith in gurus and nobody objects or raises any query against any religious matter. Ultimately such people take disadvantage of people's wrong (blind) trust. And they become strong financially and politically also. And they serve little to society and they have a very negative impact on society.
Their charisma is such that they are able to do illegal things with ease.
 

 
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