Research “Visionary Leadership Compared to Charismatic Leadership,” and write a paper on the topic.
Visionary leadership involves leaders with a compelling vision for their business, their project or their organization. Visionary leaders can see beyond the ambiguity and the challenges of today to an empowering picture of tomorrow. Visionary leaders have a way of inspiring their members to rally around a shared vision. Charisma is from a Greek word meaning “divinely inspired gift”. Followers are more likely to attribute charisma to leaders who inspire them with emotional appeals to their values and ideals. Charismatic leadership style relies on the charm and persuasiveness of the leader. In this paper, explain the traits and characteristics of both visionary and charismatic leadership. Select one or two leaders that exemplify these leadership styles. Conclude with a summary of how these leadership dimensions are important to you and your own leadership development.
Refer to the instructions of this paper within this module as well as the syllabus for specific structure of leadership papers.
Your paper should begin with an explanation of the trait with at least three references. Next you should select an individual that meets each assigned trait, then give a historical overview of the individual. You will need an additional three (3) references for the individual. Please include a reflection on how you can use these traits in your career.
This paper is to be a minimum of 3-4 full pages, no pictures, Times New Roman (12), 1.5 spacing, MLA citations for a minimum of six (6) different references, with a cover page and reference page listing your sources, which is in addition to the 5 pages of text. The rubric in Module 1 will be used for grading.