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ERIC Number: ED312713
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Leadership, Charisma, Personality, and Power.
Beaven, Mary H.
Transformational, charismatic leadership occurs in a conflict-ridden situation, where attendant emotional travail is so uncomfortable that macro and micro structures will admit to change in efforts to relieve the tension. An inspirational message that redefines and reprioritizes deeply cherished values and the leader's role-modeling influence serve as catalysts that prompt constituents to transform themselves at the same time that they transform the social environment. New topics of conversation issue forth in I-Thou dialogues, and social support evolves to foster new cognitions, feelings, and behaviors. Individually and collectively, people become increasingly powerful--able to predict the consequences of their behavior. However, because of the fundamental attribution error, attention is focused on the leader who serves primarily as the catalyst and symbol of individual control over a complex environment. More attention needs to be focused on those who actually change themselves and the situation in the phenomena known as charismatic, transformational leadership. (Twenty-five references are attached.) (Author/SR)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A