By demonstrating exceptional self-belief, charm and grace through leadership, some people can develop admiration and loyalty in others, known as charisma. It is a the power of a people-centered approach in achieving results. In the Ancient history, Julius Caesar had a unique charisma as a leader and he used his charismatic leadership skills to develop one of the greatest hand-to-hand fighting forces ever known, and Caesar changed the course of history by bringing about the end of the Roman Republic. Surely, he was assassinated at the age of fifty-fife, but through a unique charismatic leadership developed a prestige that has lived on for two millennia.
Tips to improve your charisma and assure your charismatic Leadership:
- Make every individual feel highly valued
- Demonstrate absolute belief in your vision
- Make sacrifices for the values and ambitions of your vision
- Use body language to support your verbal communication
- Make your group feel secure and superior to others
A charismatic leader inspires other people with responsibility and ownership, rather than controlling them and discipline. If you a good leader, you’ll be able to create engaged teams who want to work for you, who will be able to fulfill themselves professionally and aspire to work to the best of their abilities. The end result of such a leadership will be achievement of all your shared ambitions.
“You must be the change you wish to see in the world” (Mahatma Gandhi). Illustration: Megan Jorgensen