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Social identity and charismatic leadership attribution : why do they think he's fabulous when we know he's not?

Verhagen, Alan


If charisma is a personal force, or a set of specific behaviours, used by the leader to recruit and influence followers, why have all the great charismatic leaders been embraced by some and reviled by others? Weber (1947; 1961) conceived the charismatic leader as one perceived to possess transcendent powers which set him or her apart from others. New leadership theories (e.g., Bass, 1985; Conger & Kanungo, 1987; Shamir, House, & Arthur, 1993) have sought to catalogue these qualities...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014-05-20
Type: Thesis (PhD)


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