Charismatic Leaders Use Active Impression Management

BU450 Leadership Skills

Directions: Be sure to make an electronic copy of your answer before submitting it to Ashworth College for grading. Unless otherwise stated, answer in complete sentences, and be sure to use correct English spelling and grammar.  Sources must be cited in APA format. Your response should be a minimum of one (1) single-spaced page to a maximum of two (2) pages in length; refer to the “Assignment Format” page for specific format requirements.

Part A: What is charismatic leadership?

Part B: Explain what is meant by the statement that charismatic leaders use active impression management with their followers to support their image. Provide and elaborate on one example.

Part C: Why is charismatic leadership considered a double-edged sword that requires careful monitoring to avert abuse?