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BU450 Leadership Skills

Part A

Describe charismatic leadership in your own words.

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 (1) original example.

Part C

Access the following article using ProQuest, the Ashworth College online library:

Elrod, D.J. (Aug 2012). The Importance of Being Authentic. Strategic Finance, (94. 2), pp. 14-16.

Respond to the following:

In your own words, describe what it means to be an authentic leader.

Why is authenticity important for leaders? Provide two (2) reasons.

Part D

Why is charismatic leadership considered a double-edged sword that requires careful monitoring to avert abuse? Provide two (2) reasons and one (1) original example illustrating this phenomenon.