chapter  4
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Charisma: Ancient and modern versions

The term ‘charisma’ is found in many popular accounts of leaders and leadership. It is

almost always used with little in the way of even a working definition, as if the term

requires no formal clarification. Take a little time to reflect on what you mean when you

use the term, by tackling Exercise 4.1. This will provide you with an opportunity to

compare your notes with any new understanding of charisma that you may have reached

after studying the chapter.