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Charisma Can Be Dangerous in a Leader
Warren Miller, CPA, CFA, United States, Member
Nearly all of the most destructive leaders in history--Stalin, Hitler, Mao, et al.--were highly charismatic leaders. On a PBS program more than thirty years ago, I watched the late management scholar, Peter Drucker, say (I wrote it down!): "Charismatic leadership is non-leadership because the charisma of the leader blinds followers to the absence of substance in the leader's message... until it's too late." That's not to say that all leaders with charisma are bad. They're not. But charisma is a distraction and can be enormously destructive when it trumps substance. (...) Read more? Sign up for free
 

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Freudian Remark
Borje Vickberg, Sweden, Member
English is not my mother tounge. I like the remark of Warren Miller. Maybe it takes an American to construct the phrase" it TRUMPS substance", when discussing charisma.
 

 
Many Thanks, Borje
Warren Miller, CPA, CFA, United States, Member
Truth be told, the pun was utterly unconscious. But your comment elicited a loud guffaw from me just now, and I do appreciate it!
 

 
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