The call for executives with charisma is not just unnecessary – it is outright dangerous. It is unnecessary, because effective executives do not lead with charisma, but through self-discipline and by example. The capital of these executives is trust. The call for charisma is dangerous, because charismatic leaders often cause havoc: they are unpredictable, don’t stick to rules and are convinced they are right about everything. They are not leaders, but seducers. The effect of charisma is beyond doubt. But because of this distinct point it is important to where one is led, not if one is led.

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