What Are the Sources of Leader Charisma?

Yangfeng Cao, Kai Zhang, Wenhao Luo

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    Abstract

    This study aims to put forward a new concept in charismatic leadership theory: source of leader charisma (SLC). Using an inductive approach, we identified the various dimensions of SLC in the Chinese context, and found that SLC comprises of charismatic personality and charismatic behaviors. Charismatic personality consists of three dimensions: high morality, outstanding talents, and attractive characteristics. Charismatic behavior also includes three dimensions: visional inspiration, character development, and morale stimulation. Finally, we developed a primary model to explore the mechanism by which the SLCs are attributed to charisma by follower. Our findings in the present study contribute to new evidence that charismatic leadership theory may transcend cultural boundaries.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationFrederiksberg
    PublisherAsia Research Centre. Copenhagen Business School
    Number of pages42
    Publication statusPublished - Feb 2013
    SeriesCopenhagen Discussion Papers
    Number41
    ISSN0904-8626

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    Cao, Y., Zhang, K., & Luo, W. (2013). What Are the Sources of Leader Charisma? Asia Research Centre. Copenhagen Business School. Copenhagen Discussion Papers, No. 41