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HBR: Too Much Charisma Can Make Leaders Less Effective

In an important study across three samples of executives from the US and Europe, Rob and his collegues Jasmine Vergauwe, Bart Wille, Joeri Hofmans, and Filip De Fruyt have provided a personality-based definition and measure charisma and show that there is an optimal level of charisma for effective leadership. Leaders slightly evelated on charisma are the most effective; those who lack charisma and, to the surprise of many, those with a great abundance of charisma are notably less effective.

This post discusses the practical implications of the down side of charismatic leadership.

Read the HBR blog here 

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