According to Olivia Fox Cabane in her book, The Charisma Myth: How Anyone Can Master the Art and Science of Personal Magnetism, just as there are different styles of leadership, there are different styles of charisma. These styles elicit different emotions from others. They each have a different method of cultivation and different strengths and weaknesses. These four styles include:
As a follow up to my post 2018 challenge day 1 – The Charisma Myth: How Anyone Can Master the Art and Science of Personal Magnetism, I will be discussing the four different styles of Charisma.
When you think of Authority charisma, one of the first things that should come to mind is a Field Marshall. Authority charisma is cultivated through status and confidence. Someone with Authority charisma has the body language, clothing, status and confidence to impress and intimidate others.
This style can be developed by building one’s confidence.
Pros: This style is useful as people are more likely to listen to you and it gives you a great amount of power and control during times of crisis.
Con: People will be less likely to give you honest feedback, they will be less willing to think critically around you and finally you may come off as arrogant.
An example of someone with Authority charisma is Colin Powell.
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You can check out Olivia Fox Cabane’s Book in the following link: The Charisma Myth: How Anyone Can Master the Art and Science of Personal Magnetism
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