Today more than ever we are in need of inspiring employees to confront problems, the need of workers that focus on tasks, and voice their opinions. Here leaders and not managers are setting their organizations up for needed transformation. Leaders, which have virtue, vision and “internal” power to do it.
It is not about the definition of a bad or good leader, it is about how he or she should behave and what she or he should aim for to be a successful one.
Therefore a question is not about charisma but rather what kind of personality has a good leader. Are the leaders' values hidden within coaching or soft approach as searching for ‘an abandoned heart’ or the against-ego kind? Being stubborn is also an example of egoism and should a leader be stubborn or be bendable? Does knowing a lot of people help in leadership and how? Is being a leader a personality issue or rather profession? How can one become aware what is appropriate leadership with such different morals?
My opinion is that a good leader understands equally the processes in the team, as well as the fact that leadership does not require the application of force or pressure because a leader trusts his people. A leader knows what is right and what is wrong. Whereas charisma can be confused with goodness as in some historic villains known for their allure Hitler, Mussolini.
A good leader knows that a well-led team is not a battlefield of egos because there is no place for victories or defeats in teamwork on all levels. Therefore, a good leader should have rare internal personal qualities which arouse fervent popular devotion and enthusiasm, has a personal magnetism or charm capable of influencing or inspiring large numbers of people in a positive way. He or she has something internal that others feel.