Introduction.- Charisma Revived.- Explaining Charisma: A Macro View.- Explaining Charisma: A Non-deterministic View.- Explaining Charisma: A Constructivist View.- Methodological Operations.- Contextualizing Charisma: Theoretical and Empirical Indications.- The Charismatic Enigma: Three Extraordinary Singaporeans.- Charismatic Leadership's Agency: Social Construction and Transformation of Meaning.- Structural Constraints and Alternative Socio-political Discourses.- Conclusions.
This volume explores the nature of charisma as it accounts for the success of leaders. Charisma is deconstructed and illustrated through the "case studies" of three influential leaders in Singapore. Cultural issues are discussed and leadership qualities in general are explored.
Focuses on charisma as a key leadership success factor
Provides extensive examples
Principles are applicable across leadership settings