The charisma myth

Why do we associate charisma with good leadership? I’m sure many of us have heard complaints about leaders who are seemingly dull – so quiet and humble and unimpressive. Yet, according to leadership psychologist Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic in his insightful book Why do so many incompetent men become leaders? (and how to fix it), this is a misjudgment. Apparently, there is no direct relation between charisma and high performance, and the humble ones are likely to be more effective.

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