Charismatic leaders bad for business, says psychologist

For the past two decades, Dr. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic has researched and written about charisma and confidence in all types of leaders from business to politics and the creative industries. There are four general qualities that make for more effective leadership:

  1. Trustworthiness & integrity
  2. Good judgment
  3. Having a vision that persuades the team to work for the collective good
  4. Self-awareness

It is a lack of self-awareness among some of today’s leaders, as well as young people, that comprise an “epideimic of overconfidence”.

“Confidence is how good you think you are. Competence is how good you actually are.”
– Dr. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic

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