Q. What is Charismatic leadership?. Ans. Charismatic le

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Q. What is Charismatic leadership?Ans. Charismatic leadership (Van Knippenberg, D., & Sitkin, S. B. (2013))is referred to theinstructions provided by an individual to an organization by individual/individuals who areconsidered as inspiring people and who have hence been given the power to make suitablechanges in an organisation which would result in extraordinary performances by staff.For example: A business manager with help of charismatic leadership could launch a newproduct line in the company.Following are the most prominent characteristics of charismatic leadership:1.Communication -It is the most important skill of charismatic leaders as it helps tomotivate employees, stay grounded and make them comfortable while communicating.2.Maturity- They perform with their wisdom and knowledge and perform in a requiredmanner maturely.3.Humility– They value each employee, listen to their concerns and inspire them to workwith loyalty.4.Compassion– The basic qualities a charismatic leader exhibits are compassion, integrity,honesty and fortitude .5.Confidence– They understand themselves efficiently and do not try to be anyone else.Q. Explain what is meant by the statement that charismatic leaders use active impressionmanagement with their followers to support their image. Provide and elaborate on oneexample.Ans. Impression management is the process in which people make efficient attempt toinfluence the perceptions about a person, object or event. Therefor impressionmanagement helps charismatic leaders while performing major functions and grantingorganizational powers. This suggests that charismatic leaders practice impressionmanagement to prepare an image of competence and subordinate-faith in them as leaders.Researchers has said that (LePine, M. A., Zhang, Y., Crawford, E. R., & Rich, B. L. (2015),charismatic leadership is more likely to flourish in the environment with transformationalculture as compared to transactional culture.This can be explained with the example of Martin Luther king and Mahatma Gandhi.They are the examples of trusting someone and moral responsibility. They expected theirfollowers to imbibe the non-violent character. Gandhi’s fasting and dress symbolized thesimplicity and discipline to change the world. In same manner, charismatic leaderssometimes involve instruments of self-promotion to become innovative, effective,competent, etc.Q. Why is charismatic leadership considered double-edged sword that requires carefulmonitoring to avert abuse?Ans. An effective leader (Moawad, R., & Jones, S. (2015) )sometimes goes beyond thepersonal interest and gains and performs for the needs of the organization. This occasionallytransforms into doing something that is not in their interest but is for the best of the
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