• Summary
  • Contents
  • Subject index

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.

Looking to the Future
Looking to the future

In our introductory chapter, we pointed out that the interest of management scholars in charismatic leadership has grown considerably in recent years. This trend has resulted from the realization that charismatic leadership is well suited to meet the demands of today's competitive business environment on a global scale. Our present business environment also provides us with signals as to the challenges that corporations might expect in the future. With this in mind, we conclude this volume with an examination of the major environmental challenges that lie ahead and why charismatic leadership is needed to meet these challenges. In addition, this chapter identifies a number of areas related to charismatic leadership where further research is needed.

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