Charisma vs. Competence

  • 2014

Charisma vs. Competence

Author:
Michael Caruso
Abstract:

This paper compares the positive and negative attributes of charisma and competence with regard to leadership. This paper also examines one historical and one modern example of a leader and compares how charisma and competence are used to lead and influence organizations. This paper presents evidence to show that a leader can attain great amounts of power and influence by utilizing either charisma or competence. These two characteristics are but different paths to the same goal.