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This book not only integrates the growing body of research and theory on charismatic leadership, but also pushes back the frontiers of our knowledge by introducing new theories and insights. The authors present a comprehensive model of the charismatic leadership process. The model is documented by extensive empirical research and richly illustrated with case examples of corporate leaders.

A Model of Charismatic Leadership
A model of charismatic leadership

The previous chapter traced the intellectual journey that scholars have taken in trying to unravel the mysteries of charismatic and transformational leadership in organizations. Any model that describes and explains charismatic leadership, however, must place itself in a nomothetic network of leadership constructs. As a social and behavioral phenomenon, leadership manifests itself in various forms. The models we have been discussing are just several among many such forms. It is important, therefore, to see how they are related to other leadership constructs. Are they similar or quite different? The relationships can be seen by (1) defining charismatic leadership and identifying its boundaries, (2) describing the constructs and processes involved in charismatic leadership, (3) relating it to ...

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