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The charismatic leader : behind the mystique of exceptional leadership /
Jay A. Conger.
edition
1st ed. --
imprint
San Francisco : Jossey-Bass Publishers, 1989.
description
xxi, 211 p. ; 24 cm. --
ISBN
1555421717 (alk. paper)
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imprint
San Francisco : Jossey-Bass Publishers, 1989.
isbn
1555421717 (alk. paper)
general note
Includes index.
catalogue key
2022503
 
Bibliography: p. 193-204.
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Find out what really makes charismatic leaders tick. Here, author Jay Conger analysis the things leaders do that make their subordinates more self-assured, optimistic and productive. He reveals how the charismatic leader's qualities can revitalize organizations damaged by long periods of inertia, and why we need charismatic leadership now more than ever before. He also offers advice on how to select and train charismatic leaders'including specific suggestions on how every manager can develop these skills.
Full Text Reviews
Appeared in Choice on 1990-05:
Conger (McGill University) addresses the characteristics and organizational implications of reportedly charismatic leaders. This book is based upon an extensive literature review, a field study composed of interviews, and observations of eight executive-level business leaders. While disguising the identities of the majority of the study participants, the author also uses extensive illustrations from the careers of Steve Jobs, Mary Kay Ash, Lee Iacocca, John Delorean, Jan Carlton, and Fred Smith. After an introductory section, Conger devotes a chapter each to five behaviors or characteristics of charismatic leaders: vision, communication skills, trust building, empowerment, and motivation. The concluding two chapters discuss the potential organizational problems associated with charismatic leadership and provide suggestions on how to train, socialize, and manage potential leaders. An appendix outlines the research design and methodology for the field study. Conger's straightforward writing style and his extensive reference are the strengths of the book. Suitable for graduate and undergraduate use. -P. D. Albro, Castleton State College
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"Should be useful to the executive or manager who has fallen into a rut of 'managership' and needs some inspiration in the art of developing and executing a strategic vision, managing change, motivating the troops, and promoting entrepreneurship." ( New York Times )
"Should be useful to the executive or manager who has fallen into a rut of 'managership' and needs some inspiration in the art of developing and executing a strategic vision, managing change, motivating the troops, and promoting entrepreneurship."
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"Should be useful to the executive or manager who has fallen into a rut of 2managership2 and needs some inspiration in the art of developing and executing a strategic vision, managing change, motivating the troops, and promoting entrepreneurship."--New York Times
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"Should be useful to the executive or manager who has fallen into a rut of 'managership' and needs some inspiration in the art of developing and executing a strategic vision, managing change, motivating the troops, and promoting entrepreneurship."--New York Times
Back Cover Copy
"Should be useful to the executive or manager who has fallen into a rut of 'managership' and needs some inspiration in the art of developing and executing a strategic vision, managing change, motivating the troops, and promoting entrepreneurship." - New York Times
Table of Contents
Introduction: Problems and Prospects in Understanding Charismatic Leadership
The Nature and Dynamics of Charismatic Leadership
Theoretical Foundations of Charismatic Leadership
Evolving Perspectives on Charismatic Leadership
Behavioral Dimensions of Charismatic Leadership
Charismatic and Non-Charismatic Leaders: Differences in Behavior and Effectiveness
Strategic Vision and the Charismatic Leader
The Visionary Leader
Profiles of Strategic Vision: Levesque and Iacocca
The Sources and Limitations of Charisma
Two Faces of Charisma: Socialized and Personalized Leadership in Organizations
Origins of Charisma: Socialized and Personalized Leadership in Organizations
Limits of Charisma
Development of Charismatic Leaders
Developiing Transformational Leaders: A Life Span Approach
Training Charismatic Leadership: A Risky and Critical Task
Conclusion: Patterns and TrAnds in Studying Charismatic Leadership
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