Request PDF on ResearchGate | Learning charisma. Transform yourself into the person others John Antonakis at University of Lausanne. John Antonakis. Request PDF on ResearchGate | On Jan 1, , John Antonakis and others published Learning charisma: Transform yourself into someone people want to. According to professor John Antonakis, a professor of organisational behaviour at the University of Lausanne, the And, he says, you can learn charisma.

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Charismatic leaders are visionary; they have a distinguished ability to inspire by communicating a clear message that unites people and motivates them to act. Commonly cited charismatic leaders are Martin Luther King Jr. Roosevelt, Bill Chharisma, and Steve Jobs. They are often experts in their field, but their unique power comes from conveying presence, charm, and a sense of accomplishment. In a way, charisma is the ultimate skill of great leadership, excellent management, and high team performance.

For many years, charisma was thought of as a special gift. The fortunate extraverted leader who possessed charisma was sure to go far. So what does this training consist of? How can you learn charisma?


Learn the following 12 tactics, understand how they can be used at work, and start practicing! Metaphors, similes, and analogies: Sheryl Sandberg used plenty of these in her graduation speech to the HBS class of By highlighting the opposite, you clarify your message with a dramatic effect.

For example, you can ask questions to assist in coaching an employee to set goalswhile facilitating a strategy session, or to push back against unrealistic goals set by your manager.

12 tactics to become more charismatic and influential

Three things are easy to remember and form a pattern or sense of completeness. For example, emphasize impact or highlight a connection to company values. Make the elephant in the room explicit, even if it is negative.

Display authenticity to achieve alignment. Convey confidence that goals can be achieved: Display emotion via smiling, laughing, frowning. For example, waving a hand, pointing, or even pounding a desk can focus attention.

There are five other useful charismatic leadership tactics, but the researchers found they are less effective than the twelve named above. They are worth looking at, especially because some of them are encouraged quite often:. I would guess that these five are less useful in general, but perhaps more useful specifically.


For example, in certain situationscreating a sense of urgency works. In others, it is a waste of time. Or perhaps for certain personalitiesusing humor works. For others, it will never be effective. Learning these skills will require practice and employing these tactics effectively will require a behavioral change. At first, they might feel foreign and unnatural.

But over time, chqrisma can make them your own.

How to Learn Charisma (17 Specific Practice-able Tactics)

They are worth looking at, especially because some of them are encouraged quite often: Creating a sense of urgency Invoking history Using repetition Talking about sacrifice Using humor I would guess that these five are less useful in general, but perhaps more useful specifically. Written by Eva Rykrsmith.

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