September 23, 2022

Charisma is a trait, you might argue, but the reality is that you can develop and learn to improve your charismatic qualities. Robert J House pointed to the situational factors as well as the behavior of the leader in his work on charismatic leadership. You can improve both situational factors and behaviors in order to

September 23, 2022

Our article on charismatic leadership focuses mostly on the good things about charisma, and now it is time to introduce the dark side of charismatic leadership. It is essential to mention that things could take an ugly turn regarding charismatic leaders. Charisma could be a slippery slope with a very dark side on some occasions.

September 23, 2022

This article contrasts and compares charismatic and transactional leadership, two very different leadership styles. Let us start with short introductions and background of both leadership styles before we go into an actual comparison of charismatic vs. transactional leadership. Introduction to Charismatic Leadership Max Weber created a definition of three types of leadership authority: charismatic, traditional,

September 23, 2022

This article outlines the similarities and differences between charismatic leadership and servant leadership. Suppose you are already acquainted with both styles. In that case, you can scroll past the introductory parts, which are intended as initial guidance and background for this comparison of servant and charismatic leadership. In the end, these two leadership styles are

September 23, 2022

Charismatic and visionary leadership have substantial similarities but remain very different due to the dependency on the leader’s persona. In this article, I compare visionary and charismatic leadership to highlight similarities and differences. As a CEO, I have seen examples of both, and although they are both great leadership styles in limited doses, they tend

August 23, 2022

I have seen quite a few leaders demonstrating the democratic leadership style in my career. Some of them have truly bought into it and worked for the strong empowerment of the team members and actively seeking and processing input and ideas from others. Communication has always been a great part of it, so make sure

August 22, 2022

Some of the strongest relationship-oriented leaders I have met in my CEO roles were amazing to watch. They could truly do magic for employee engagement and get a team moving in the same direction. However, relationship-oriented leadership also needs to be balanced, as I will show you in this article. We start with an explanation

August 22, 2022

I have met many task-oriented leaders during my CEO career, and the more senior they were, the more disadvantageous their task-oriented leadership was. Task-oriented leadership always has a place, but it must be balanced carefully with other behaviors, as I will explain in this article. Let us start with a short and precise explanation of

August 18, 2022

This article describes the differences and similarities of transactional leadership and laissez-faire leadership. In my leadership career leading up to my role as a CEO, I met both transactional and laissez-faire leaders, and I have also read lots of literature on both styles. I have combined my experience and knowledge when comparing transactional and laissez-faire

August 18, 2022

Active Management by Exception leadership is a version of transactional leadership which has both pros and cons. I have witnessed and even used active management by exception myself during my international leadership career, although I was very far from it when I was a CEO. Let us kick off this article on active management by