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 visionary charisma, one of the very first persons who should come to mind is Steve Jobs. These are leaders who is able, with their words, to inspire you to follow their vision. Someone with visionary charisma has belief and confidence that inspires others because they themselves seem inspired to follow a greater vision.
This style of charisma can be developed by having great conviction in your vision and having no doubts about it.
Pros: This style of charisma inspires belief and creates strong teamwork and creativity.
Cons: On the flip side this style of charisma can inspire dangerous fanaticism and zealotry, as seen in cults and militant groups. Also this style depends on proper context, without context for the beliefs, the style loses its luster.
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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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