Hub member David Straker shares with us just a glimpse of the masses of useful learning in his changing Minds website...
Charisma is just one leadership style. But, the assumption is too often that leaders have to have 'charisma'.
So, what is 'charismatic' leadership? And do you have to have 'charisma' to be a leader?
Charm and grace are all that is needed to create followers.
Here's a nice video found with conductor talking about the parallels with leadership:
Poor old Gordon Brown. He's pretty much on the ropes, it seems. Even the local elections are giving him a battering.
What's the right leadership thing for him to do now? Should he fight? Should he resign with what dignity is left?
Leading when you're embattled must be a particularly tricky thing as anything you do is likely to be framed negatively.
The swine fever thing seems to be quietly bumping along the bottom of the news. There's a notion that it will come back with a vengeance in September, when schools return after the holidays.
Leadership in pandemics is kind of interesting. In normal crises, people rush to help one another, but when approaching others may kill you or your family, then people avoid one another. There could be mass absences and a significant unwillingness to be led.
How else could leadership be different in a pandemic?
It seems we learn and relearn this. How many times have I seen studies about change that can be summed up as 'It's the people, stupid!'.
by Jim Taggart
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