Charisma in Leadership LO17439

Richard C. Holloway (
Mon, 16 Mar 1998 21:34:20 -0800

Replying to LO17433 --

The Bass & Stodgills Handbook of Leadership has some excellent research
references on charismatic leadership.

Chris Mathison wrote:

> in studying a little about charisma in leadership ; i have read a few
> articles that have suggested that the reason we listen to charismatic
> leaders is because they appeal to our emotions a great deal more than
> leaders that do not have charisma. i know that there are many different
> opinions about what exactly is charisma. however, my question is : do
> charismatic people play on the emotions of their followers.

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