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The Psychology of Human Leadership

How To Develop Charisma and Authority

Paschen, Michael, Dihsmaier, Erich

2014, XII, 245 p. 30 illus.

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  • Combination of profound psychological findings and practical recommendations to inculcate leadership characteristics
  • Creates a solid foundation for the sustainable development of charisma and leadership authority
  • Practical examples from the world of politics and history illustrate the psychological mechanisms of leadership​

The book seamlessly links fundamental insights and practical approaches to address the most important leadership problems and challenges. Each of the 11 chapters takes a close look at a specific leadership aspect and explains how to develop personal leadership qualities, such as charisma, the ability to motivate others, assertiveness, and how to overcome crises and conflicts to create new structures. Ethical questions and possible negative developments in connection with leadership and power are also examined. Unlike conventional leadership manuals, this book on leadership goes beyond the standard 'recipes' and models by providing clear trains of thought as well as a psychological and philosophical basis, and by focusing on major achievements in terms of leadership, it creates a more profound understanding and holistic view of the subject of leadership, while promoting a genuine fascination for it.

Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Keywords » Charisma - Leadership - Organizational psychology - Personnel management - Politics

Related subjects » Business & Management for Professionals - Organization - Human Resource Management - Personality & Social Psychology

Table of contents 

1. The philosophy of leadership.- 2. Leadership, personality, and charisma.- 3. Leadership, psychology, and knowledge of human nature.- 4. Leadership, threats, and change.- 5. Leadership, challenge, and perspective.- 6. Leadership, culture, and custom.- 7. Leadership, the group and dynamics.- 8. Leadership, influence and communication.- 9. Leadership, power, dominance.- 10. Leadership, disorders, and problems of the powerful.- 11. Leadership, success, and morality.

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