Charismatic Leadership Essay
Charismatic leaders increase their follower’s self-esteem and self-worth for two reasons. First, the vision created by the charismatic leader is based on higher-level collective values. The association with a vision of high-level collective value increases the followers’ self-esteem. The belief that the follower is helping to achieve an important goal without being concerned about individual payoff should enable high self-worth. Second, being associated with a leader who personifies higher-level values gives followers a higher self-image. Research states that working for a charismatic leader increases the subordinates' social and personal identity. Charismatic leaders express confidence in the subordinates’ abilities and communicate challenging expectations from them. This positive and reinforcing feedback helps to reinforce the subordinates' self-efficacy and results in stronger motivation.
The followers of a charismatic leader unquestionably trust the leader vision, capabilities, values, and motives. They tend to adore the leader, accept the leaders values wholeheartedly, are obedient and show strong affection towards the leader. It is also suggested that the followers' emotional attachment to the leader takes on a form of devotion, reverence, and sometimes blind faith. Researcher describes this as a