Accession Number : ADA294982

Title :   A Charismatic Dimension of Military Leadership?

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Apr-May 95,

Corporate Author : NAVAL DOCTRINE COMMAND NORFOLK VA

Personal Author(s) : Tritten, James J. ; Keithly, David M.

PDF Url : ADA294982

Report Date : 24 MAY 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 32

Abstract : Charisma periodically surfaces in discussions of leadership, especially combat leadership, but the term is frequently used imprecisely, even ambiguously. Charisma is a subtype of leadership involving personal qualities and interpersonal relationships between the leader and the follower that are not found in the general population of leaders. A common premise of most theories of Charisma is that followers. Not leaders, are the chief determinants of Charismatic existence. Charismatic leadership is worthy of study, but one should bear in mind that the value of a truly Charismatic leader to an organization is mixed. Charismatic combat leaders have at times caused difficulties for the governments they served. Recent studies have indicated that a new model, transformational leadership, in which leaders also articulate a vision of the future and empower subordinated is expedient and far preferable to pure Charismatic leadership.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY PERSONNEL, *LEADERSHIP, WARFARE, SIZES(DIMENSIONS), MODELS, POPULATION, VISION, INTERPERSONAL RELATIONS, TRANSFORMATIONAL GRAMMARS.

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE