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If you want to lead a business, you need to learn charisma

Pop Quiz: Give me five names of leaders who you think are charismatic with the way they lead a business group, an organization, or a country even.

Huge names in the likes of Barack and Michelle Obama, Martin Luther King, Pope John Paul II can be given. All of these leaders possess this certain charisma that makes them the great leaders that they are.

Kickstarting a business requires a great deal of leadership. But being a ‘just a leader’ won’t suffice. There’s more to leadership in creating a successful business today.

If one would look at the successful businessmen today, they possess this certain charisma that makes them outstanding in their own way – charisma. Charismatic leaders have their own way with their organization.

But, how are charismatic leaders different from ‘leaders’?  Well, they are “essentially very skilled communicators, individuals who are both verbally eloquent, but also able to communicate to followers on a deep, emotional level,” Ronald E. Riggo, Ph.D. said.

But exactly how does a leader become a charismatic leader? Is charisma inborn or can be learned by one?

To start, here are a few different characteristics make up a charismatic leader:

Communication. Leaders should always have a good sense of communication to its peers. A charismatic leader gives this sense of ease and comfort to the people around him. He also motivates his peers or employees through tough times, and guide them to stay grounded when things are doing great.

A charismatic leader is also a good listener and gives his undivided attention to his employee. He always listens with interest and empathy, giving his peer more comfort to converse with him.

Confidence. Of course, a leader is not a leader without being confident, both in one’s self and the people around him. They are comfortable in their own skills and understands himself well. This kind of personality shows a glass half full kind of perspective to the employees, keeping the company consistent. A charismatic leader poses great influence to his employees, making his confidence an important factor to the company or organization.

However, overshooting one’s confidence may lead to unwanted consequences. Always remember that there is room for self-monitoring and improvement.

But, how are charismatic leaders different from ‘leaders’?  Well, they are “essentially very skilled communicators, individuals who are both verbally eloquent, but also able to communicate to followers on a deep, emotional level,” Ronald E. Riggo, Ph.D. said.

Substance. While confidence and charisma are the first things someone notices in a leader, this perky personality needs back up. And that is substance, something that can make the leader walk its talk.

While confidence and charisma grab attention, substance will definitely close the deal that will result in positive notes on your business.

Humility. A sense of humility balances out everything for a charismatic leader. One places a lot of value on an employee brings to the company, and be able to show how one’s contribution impact the company’s tracks.

Humility also backs up a leader’s communication skills as this gives the ability to truly listen to a peer’s concern.

 


 

These are just a few things that a charismatic leader have. If you feel like you don’t have any of these; it’s okay. Remember that there’s always room for self-improvement, especially in ourselves.

And for those who already have these traits, remember that this doesn’t end here. There are a lot more things to discover to help improve yourself as a leader and as a person. Never stop learning.

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