- Author : Leigh
- Publisher : Pearson Education India
- Release Date : 2009
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- ISBN 10 : 8131730786
The Charisma Effect How to Make a Powerful and Lasting Impression Book Description :
Presents the techniques and models that have been shown to be key ingredients in winning the hearts and minds of individuals and groups. This book offers the concepts of form, content structure, modes of delivery, and self-design, and presents these techniques as a set of learnable behaviours.
Make a powerful, positive and lasting impact and become the person everyone remembers, as you discover how Charisma can take YOU to a whole new level. Learn how to unlock the secrets of being a success with everyone you meet by gaining their agreement, confidence, commitment and admiration. Packed full of strategies for increasing charisma, you will learn how to stand out from the crowd, communicate with confidence, establish lasting meaningful and life-changing relationships with people on every level, revolutionise your confidence and self-esteem and become more assertive so you can get what you want, when you want it. This new edition now includes new chapters covering key topics such as leadership and body language.
Filled with practical, powerful tools, exercises and assessments, a helpful book explores the vital skills and traits anyone can use to earn trust, generate interest and motivate others
In this witty and perceptive debut, a former editor at Psychology Today shows us how magical thinking makes life worth living. Psychologists have documented a litany of cognitive biases- misperceptions of the world-and explained their positive functions. Now, Matthew Hutson shows us that even the most hardcore skeptic indulges in magical thinking all the time-and it's crucial to our survival. Drawing on evolution, cognitive science, and neuroscience, Hutson shows us that magical thinking has been so useful to us that it's hardwired into our brains. It encourages us to think that we actually have free will. It helps make us believe that we have an underlying purpose in the world. It can even protect us from the paralyzing awareness of our own mortality. In other words, magical thinking is a completely irrational way of making our lives make rational sense. With wonderfully entertaining stories, personal reflections, and sharp observations, Hutson reveals our deepest fears and longings. He also assures us that it is no accident his surname contains so many of the same letters as this imprint.
This is the 10th anniversary edition of "Transformational and Charismatic Leadership: The Road Ahead." In the current compendium, we seek to update the theoretical and empirical work and professional practice issues associated with transformational and charismatic leadership that have transpired over the past decade. To accomplish this purpose, we asked authors from the original volume to provide an addendum to their original chapters updating what has occurred in their work realm over the last 10 years and what still needs to be done. In this way, we chose to leave the original "classic" chapters intact, while getting targeted updates to the work in each chapter. The author-teams highlight past work and offer new research ideas, insights, and directions for future work in their new contributions. In addition, we discuss these author-team contributions, take stock to date of the forecasts (predictions and projections) made in the original volume on future trends in leadership research and practice, take stock of the issues raised about what is missing from this leadership realm, and provide our views of new directions for theory, research and practice on transformational and charismatic leadership. In this way, we hope to participate in re-setting the stage for the next decade of theory and research on transformational and charismatic leadership.
What if charisma could be taught? For the first time, science and technology have taken charisma apart, figured it out and turned it into an applied science: In controlled laboratory experiments, researchers could raise or lower people's level of charisma as if they were turning a dial. What you'll find here is practical magic: unique knowledge, drawn from a variety of sciences, revealing what charisma really is and how it works. You'll get both the insights and the techniques you need to apply this knowledge. The world will become your lab, and every person you meet, a chance to experiment. The Charisma Myth is a mix of fun stories, sound science, and practical tools. Cabane takes a hard scientific approach to a heretofore mystical topic, covering what charisma actually is, how it is learned, what its side effects are, and how to handle them.
Much of the writing on charisma focuses on specific traits associated with exceptional leaders, a practice that has broadened the concept of charisma to such an extent that it loses its distinctiveness – and therefore its utility. More particularly, the concept's relevance to the study of social movements has not moved beyond generalizations. The contributors to this volume renew the debate on charismatic leadership from a historical perspective and seek to illuminate the concept's relevance to the study of social movements. The case studies here include such leaders as Mahatma Gandhi; the architect of apartheid, Daniel F. Malan; the heroine of the Spanish Civil War, Dolores Ibarruri (la pasionaria); and Mao Zedong. These charismatic leaders were not just professional politicians or administrators, but sustained a strong symbiotic relationship with their followers, one that stimulated devotion to the leader and created a real group identity.
In Faces of Charisma: Image, Text, Object in Byzantium and the Medieval West, a multi-disciplinary group of scholars advances the theory that charisma may be a quality of art as well as of person.
This ground-breaking and innovative book examines the influence of charisma on power, authority and nationalism. The authors both apply and challenge Max Weber’s concept of ‘charisma’ and integrate it into a broader discussion of other theoretical models. Using an interdisciplinary approach, leading international scholars draw on a diverse range of cases to analyse charisma in benign and malignant leaderships, as well as the relationship between the cult of the leader, the adulation of the masses and the extension of individual authority beyond sheer power. They discuss idiosyncratic authority and oratory, and they address how political, social and regional variations help explain concepts and policies which helped forge and reformulate nations, national identities and movements. The chapters on particular charismatic leaders cover Abraham Lincoln, Kemal Atatürk, Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini, Gamal Nasser, Jörg Haider and Nelson Mandela. Political Leadership, Nations and Charisma will appeal to readers who are interested in history, sociology, political communication and nationalism studies.
"[This book] offers a comprehensive review of the new approaches to leadership research. . . . What becomes clear from this book is that the kind of leadership research that emerged in the 1980s is still in an infant stage and that there are a lot of issues that require further attention. By exploring the ambiguities, inconsistencies or matters that require clarification, Bryman succeeds in writing a valuable contribution to understanding new approaches to leadership. . . . This book is recommended reading for any scholar in the field of leadership." --Organization Studies "The sheer breadth of the text means that it is a book one will return to recurrently. . . . Bryman's text proves a useful way of sociologically connecting some more influential recent approaches in the management field with traditions of serious scholarship that have slightly longer legs than the latest business school fad. . . . The book offers many excellent examples and discussions of identities which might be considered to be charismatic, from religion, social movements, politics, and organizational life in business. . . . The book is a useful and timely contribution to the sociology of organizations and management. . . . It redefines a field of analysis in ways that are provocative and may be important. . . . The book is to be recommended." --Sociology "Charisma and Leadership in Organizations is an excellent book. The clarity of style and argument is exceptional, the mixture of theory and exemplification just right. Indeed, some of the cases drawn on to illuminate the arguments are fascinating as well as diverse --Gladstone, Hitler, and Tony Benn are to be found here as well as the Jehovah's Witnesses, theReverend Moon and the film directory Michael Cimino. . . . Perhaps the beauty of this text from the point of view of both author and publisher is that it could have very wide uses: not only the business undergraduate and MBA market but also sociologists and other social science students as
Equipped with 80 tips and notes specifically created for men, The Charisma Principles provides gentlemen with relevant information on image, etiquette, personal success and relationships. This book will assist you in standing out from the crowd by adhering to the recommended suggestions and advice. The principles provided are paramount to your quest in attracting the right woman, achieving that sought after career and garnering the respect that you deserve. Class, courtesy, chivalry and character are qualities that every man should possess and The Charisma Principles effectively delivers examples of each in order to solidify your brand as a GENTLEMAN.
Look around your office. Turn on the TV. Incompetent leadership is everywhere, and there's no denying that most of these leaders are men. In this timely and provocative book, Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic asks two powerful questions: Why is it so easy for incompetent men to become leaders? And why is it so hard for competent people--especially competent women--to advance? Marshaling decades of rigorous research, Chamorro-Premuzic points out that although men make up a majority of leaders, they underperform when compared with female leaders. In fact, most organizations equate leadership potential with a handful of destructive personality traits, like overconfidence and narcissism. In other words, these traits may help someone get selected for a leadership role, but they backfire once the person has the job. When competent women--and men who don't fit the stereotype--are unfairly overlooked, we all suffer the consequences. The result is a deeply flawed system that rewards arrogance rather than humility, and loudness rather than wisdom. There is a better way. With clarity and verve, Chamorro-Premuzic shows us what it really takes to lead and how new systems and processes can help us put the right people in charge.
This new collection of essays looks at Max Weber's concept of the charismatic leader and the role and significance of charismatic leadership in relation to structural developments in contemporary society. Following the editors' overview of Weber's typology, the classical commentaries of H..H. Gerth, C. Wright Mills, and Reinhard Bendix are presented. Responding to these, a subsequent essay redefines Weber's position and examines misinterpretations of his original concept. The question of illegitimate authority is considered, both in terms of specific leaders who have abused power and of the manufacture of charisma. Through case studies of the movements of Calvinism, Hasidism, the Unification Church, and modern Iran, the religious face of charismatic leadership is investigated. The falsification of charisma--the creation of superstars by the media--is studied in connection with the cynicism and impersonality that permeate our rational approach to social life and political action. The complex causal connections between charismatic leadership and social structure are analyzed, using studies of successful and unsuccessful charismatic leaders. Questions such as why some leaders fail while others succeed, and whether, or to what degree, social structure sets limits on the impact of charisma are explored. Particular emphasis is given to the structural and cultural processes that lead nations in a democratic or despotic-authoritarian direction.
The seeds of charisma reside in all of us. We each have the ability to spark extraordinary followings and engender amazing allegiance in others. To bring this admirable personality trait to life, all it takes are a few simple strategies that past leaders have been using for centuries. You'll find those strategies in this handbook. Destroying forever the myth that charisma is a gift given only to a few, "The Charisma Factor" shows you how to become the natural-born leader you can be by focusing on the emotional energy of others and inspiring them to move toward greater endeavors. The guide provides strategies that show you how to reach others with the language of emotion. You'll walk in the footsteps of such proven leaders as Reagan, Kennedy, King, Churchill, even the ancient Greeks, when you follow the examples and techniques in this practical handbook, including: -- ways to impact others at both the conscious and subconscious level -- secrets for developing rapport with any audience -- methods for inspiring the actions you desire in anyone at any time -- steps for creating a charismatic presentation -- procedures for developing the high performance workplace -- plus, the 4 qualities of every charismatic leader. These techniques are broken down into simple-to-follow steps that have been drawn from hundreds of hours of interviews, transcripts, film analysis, and testing -- giving you the tools you need to consistently inspire and charismatically lead others. You'll also find: -- The one tool used to trigger motivation in others: This straightforward method has been proven by history's most powerful leaders to be the most effective and enduring for energizingand motivating employees and followers. -- Three steps of charismatic communication: Presents charisma as a tangible concept that, when broken down, you can easily use to achieve results in your own life. -- Fourteen techniques of emotional management: Offers six primary and eight advanced techniques for managing
Most everyone has something they are passionate about. But without the ability to actually effect change... things just stay the same. In order to truly inspire change, we need to be able to effectively explain the problem, inspire people to join us, create a vision for the new reality, and then motivate people to take the actions that lead to the change. Inspiring change requires charisma-the ability to communicate a clear, visionary, and inspirational message that captivates and motivates an audience. Imagine having that kind of aura... where all you had to do was walk into a room and heads would turn and people would want to hear what you have to say. What could that do for your career? Your personal life? The issues and causes you feel most passionately about? But most of us don't have a television show, the aura of celebrity, or the powerful emotional catalyst of a tragedy to unleash our passion. Most of us are just regular, every day people. Can we, too, use the power of charisma to inspire change? The answer is a resounding YES! In this inspiring and idea-packed audio program, The Power of Charisma, you'll learn that charisma is a social skill, like listening, that can be learned. And once learned, it becomes the difference between being heard or ignored. Charisma can benefit virtually every area of your life. Charisma gets people to like you, to trust you, to want to join you. Whether you're the leader of a country, the leader of your Girl Scout troop, or a freelance artist all alone in your studio, charisma can help you get what you want.
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.
For the genuine spiritual seeker: This book provides the theory and practice of autohypnosis for the ten steps of IIH with all abilities and qualities of the future magician. Further on it contains very important and recommended additional hypnotic suggestions which accelerate progress, dissolve bad karma and all kinds of blockades. Autohypnosis for Bardon ́s IIH - table of contents: The nature of the subconsciousness / the polarity of mind / hypnotic suggestions for all exercises, abilities and qualities / clearing and healing of bad karma, dissolving of blockades / conscious meeting of your spiritual guide / psychic hygiene / mastership meditation / And much more...
As the leadership field continues to evolve, there are many reasons to be optimistic about the various theoretical and empirical contributions in better understanding leadership from a scholarly and scientific perspective. The Oxford Handbook of Leadership and Organizations brings together a collection of comprehensive, state-of-the-science reviews and perspectives on the most pressing historical and contemporary leadership issues - with a particular focus on theory and research - and looks to the future of the field. It provides a broad picture of the leadership field as well as detailed reviews and perspectives within the respective areas. Each chapter, authored by leading international authorities in the various leadership sub-disciplines, explores the history and background of leadership in organizations, examines important research issues in leadership from both quantitative and qualitative perspectives, and forges new directions in leadership research, practice, and education.