Describe charismatic leadership in your own words.

Assignment 4 Sources must be cited in APA format. Your response should be a minimum of one (1) single-spaced page to a maximum of two (2) pages in length; refer to the “Assignment Format” page locate

Assignment 4

Sources must be cited in APA format. Your response should be a minimum of one (1) single-spaced page to a maximum of two (2) pages in length; refer to the “Assignment Format” page located on the Course Home for specific format requirements

Part A

  1. Describe charismatic leadership in your own words.

Part B

Explain what is meant by the statement that charismatic leaders use active impression management with their followers to support their image. Provide and elaborate on one (1) original example.

Part C

Access the following article using ProQuest, the Ashworth College online library:

Elrod, D.J. (Aug 2012). The Importance of Being Authentic. Strategic Finance, (94. 2), pp. 14-16.

http://search.proquest.com/docview/1034607363/1421F5DA359502A0DC2/1?accountid=45844

Respond to the following:

1.      In your own words, describe what it means to be an authentic leader.

2.      Why is authenticity important for leaders? Provide two (2) reasons.

Part D

Why is charismatic leadership considered a double-edged sword that requires careful monitoring to avert abuse? Provide two (2) reasons and one (1) original example illustrating this phenomenon.