Leadership Today: Less Charisma, More Consensus
When people think of words to describe good leadership, 'charisma' usually comes somewhere near the top of the list. After all, all the good ideas in the world won't get anywhere if speaker aren't compelling enough to get people to listen to leader. But not all successful CEOs are charismatic and today's complex and profound economic crisis has created a real challenge both for executives and for the professionals who train them. INSEAD's Leadership Initiative staged a Leadership Development Conference earlier this month entitled 'Developing Leaders: Challenges to Concepts, Practices and research'