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The Charismatic Leader: Behind the Mystique of Exceptional Leadership

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Find out what really makes charismatic leaders tick. Here, author Jay Conger analysis the things leaders do that make their subordinates more self-assured, optimistic and productive. He reveals how the charismatic leader's qualities can revitalize organizations damaged by long periods of inertia, and why we need charismatic leadership now more than ever before. He also offers advice on how to select and train charismatic leaders?including specific suggestions on how every manager can develop these skills.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright
  4. The Jossey-Bass Management Series
  5. Dedication
  6. Contents
  7. Foreword
  8. Preface
  9. The Authors
  10. Introduction: Problems and Prospects in Understanding Charismatic Leadership
    1. Why Study Charisma?
    2. Charisma: A Poorly Understood Phenomenon
    3. Overview
    4. Conclusion
    5. References
  11. Part One: The Nature and Dynamics of Charismatic Leadership
    1. 1: Theoretical Foundations of Charismatic Leadership
      1. Max Weber: Theory Builder
      2. Implications of Weber's Theory
      3. Beyond Weber: Contributions from Political Science and Sociology
      4. Contributions from Organizational Behavior
      5. Conclusion
      6. References
    2. 2: Evolving Perspectives on Charismatic Leadership
      1. Weber's Concept of Charisma and Its Legacy
      2. Distinguishing Characteristics of Charismatic Leadership
      3. Antecedents and Aftermath of Charisma
      4. Utility of Charismatic Leadership in Complex Organizations
      5. Research on Charismatic Leadership
      6. Conclusion
      7. References
    3. 3: Behavioral Dimensions of Charismatic Leadership
      1. The Behavioral Dimensions of Charisma
      2. Personal Power and Charisma
      3. Charisma as a Constellation of Behaviors
      4. Implications for Research and Practice
      5. Conclusion
      6. References
    4. 4: Charismatic and Noncharismatic Leaders: Differences in Behavior and Effectiveness
      1. Theories of Leader Behavior
      2. A Study of United States Presidents
      3. Organizational Implications
      4. Conclusion
      5. References
  12. Part Two: Strategic Vision and the Charismatic Leader
    1. 5: The Visionary Leader
      1. Visioning: Personality Prerequisites and Cognitive Skills
      2. The Nature of Vision
      3. Vision in Action: Communicating and Operationalizing the Vision
      4. Training Visionary Leaders
      5. Conclusion
      6. References
    2. 6: Profiles of Strategic Vision: Levesque and Iacocca
      1. Method
      2. Rene Levesque: The Rise and Fall of a Strategic Vision
      3. Lee Iacocca: The Weaving of a Strategic Vision
      4. Levesque's Structure of Justification
      5. Iacocca's Strategy Process
      6. Strategic Context
      7. Personal Context
      8. Conclusion: Two Strategic Styles
      9. References
  13. Part Three: The Sources and Limitations of Charisma
    1. 7: Two Faces of Charisma: Socialized and Personalized Leadership in Organizations
      1. An Overview of the Theory
      2. The Power Motive
      3. Exercise of Social Influence
      4. Behaviors of Socialized and Personalized Leaders
      5. The Effects of Personalized and Socialized Charismatic Leaders
      6. Implications of Socialized and Personalized Leadership for Organizational and Individual Effectiveness
      7. Toward the Future: Implications for Theoretical Development and Research
      8. Conclusion
      9. References
    2. 8: Origins of Charisma: Ties That Bind the Leader and the Led
      1. Taking Advantage of the “Historical Moment”
      2. The Influence of Transference
      3. Conclusion
      4. References
    3. 9: Limits of Charisma
      1. Context
      2. Theoretical Framework
      3. Study Design and Method
      4. Empirical Assessment
      5. Accounting for the Limits
      6. Theoretical and Practical Implications
      7. Conclusion
      8. References
  14. Part Four: Development of Charismatic Leaders
    1. 10: Developing Transformational Leaders: A Life Span Approach
      1. A One-Minute Critique
      2. A Developmental Perspective
      3. Overview of Transformational Leadership
      4. A Retrospective Study of the Developmental Life Events of Transformational Leaders
      5. Emotional and Cognitive Development of Transformational Leaders and Their Followers
      6. Self-Efficacy, Self-Management, and Self-Development
      7. Conclusion
      8. References
    2. 11: Training Charismatic Leadership: A Risky and Critical Task
      1. Training Charisma
      2. Is It Ethical to Train Charismatic Leadership?
      3. Conclusion
      4. References
  15. Conclusion: Patterns and Trends in Studying Charismatic Leadership
    1. Leader Characteristics
    2. Follower Characteristics
    3. The Context Characteristic
    4. The Leader-Follower Relationship
    5. The Leader-Context Relationship
    6. The Follower-Context Relationship
    7. Some Remaining Issues
    8. Conclusion
    9. References
  16. Name Index
  17. Subject Index