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The Charismatic Leader: Behind the Mystique of Exceptional Leadership by Rabindra N. Kanungo, Jay A. Conger

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11

Training Charismatic Leadership: A Risky and Critical Task

Jay A. Conger

Rabindra N. Kanungo

At this point in the book, it seems quite natural to raise the important question of whether we can train charismatic leaders. For by now, we would hope that much of the mystery surrounding charisma has been stripped away and that the reader has formed some idea of the ingredients of charismatic influence. As one can see from the previous chapters, there is an emerging consensus that manifestations of charismatic leadership depend significantly on the leader's expression of certain abilities, skills, and behaviors in specific organizational contexts. Furthermore, these manifest abilities and behaviors tend to have a strong impact on the motivation ...

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