How Charismatic Leadership is Perceived in Diiferent Societies
Eric Schmitz, Belgium, Premium Member
I suppose that charismatic leadership has a different meaning in different societies and organizations.
1. In a society, coming from dictatorial and one-man-leadership, a charismatic leader will have the abilities as mentioned, but with the touch of a good father towards his children. But as a father he will not only explain his goals, he will not only motivate towards the goals, he will also decide how and when and who will be part of the journey.
2. But, in a well developed society with a democratic history, a charismatic leader will be strong in his vision but weak in his direct leadership. He will not talk to his children but to his equals. He will not be the first or the biggest of all. He will only be the one that can keep the vision in the eyes of everyone. The way to the vision will be handled by all. He will very much concerned that the vision will be stronger then the leader.
These two formats of leader are both charismatic but in a ...