5 Characteristics of a Charismatic Leader
To prove as a good person it takes a lot of time, but to get a bad name a few seconds are enough. In the same way, defining a good leader and proving as a good leader is very difficult these days. Great leaders have certain qualities that are difficult to identify and pin down, but why do others follow them? A charisma that attracts others to them. While charisma is something that seems innate to leaders like Mahatma Gandhi, Former President Barack Obama & Richard Branson that charisma is 50% innate and 50% trained.
By understanding & identifying the common characteristics of successful leaders, you need to work to develop your own charisma to become a better leader in society.
The 5 qualities are stated below:
Leaders have powerful personalities that people are drawn to. Confident leaders have a strong sense of self and rarely express self-doubt. They understand who they are and are comfortable in their own skin.
To be a stronger leader, you need to practice self-confidence. If you’re always second-guessing yourself and feeling shy around your coworkers, they won’t follow you. If you aren’t confident about your own actions, who will be?
Usually, charismatic leaders think outside of the box and aren’t afraid to push the limits. While others may see this kind of push as risky, these leaders are the ones leading the way and driving innovation. If an issue arises leaders don’t see only the difficulties instead leaders take it as a challenge & tend to solve the issue, which motivates others to stand on their own legs & try to prove themselves.
A charismatic leader should have a long term goal in which others can learn from him. They have a dream and direction that motivates and inspires others. In a book, Sinek wrote, “Leadership requires two things: a vision of the world that does not yet exist and the ability to communicate it.” So how can one improve society or an organization? Share your ideas, successful as well as failure stories so that others can take a note and learn from it.
For a leader to get the determination and a good name in the society, a leader has to concentrate on vision & try to work hard on it. To achieve their dream, leaders set specific goals and work to achieve them by bringing their teams together, developing an organized strategy and working hard. Leaders are focused on getting results & accomplishing what they set out to do. They don’t give up when things get tough. Instead, they push through and continue even when they encounter challenges.
When leaders speak, they communicate with confidence & charisma, which makes others pay attention to them. They are very clear in the delivery of the speech and ensures that each & every statement has a purpose to society.
Leaders are also well aware of body language. They are comfortable in addressing a large group of people. They maintain good eye contact with people they are talking which shows the confidence levels in them. No matter what the situation, they articulate their goals & vision.