charisma


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cha·ris·ma

 (kə-rĭz′mə)
n. pl. cha·ris·ma·ta (-mə-tə)
1.
a. A rare personal quality attributed to leaders who arouse fervent popular devotion and enthusiasm.
b. Personal magnetism or charm: a television news program famed for the charisma of its anchors.
2. also char·ism (kăr′ĭz′əm) Christianity An extraordinary power, such as the ability to perform miracles, granted by the Holy Spirit.

[Greek kharisma, divine favor, from kharizesthai, to favor, from kharis, favor; see gher- in Indo-European roots.]

charisma

(kəˈrɪzmə) or

charism

n
1. a special personal quality or power of an individual making him or her capable of influencing or inspiring large numbers of people
2. a quality inherent in a thing which inspires great enthusiasm and devotion
3. (Ecclesiastical Terms) Christianity a divinely bestowed power or talent
[C17: from Church Latin, from Greek kharisma, from kharis grace, favour]
charismatic adj

cha•ris•ma

(kəˈrɪz mə)

n., pl. -ma•ta (-mə tə)
1. a special quality conferring extraordinary powers of leadership and the ability to inspire veneration.
2. a personal magnetism that enables an individual to attract or influence people.
3. Also, char•ism (ˈkær ɪz əm) a divinely conferred gift or power.
[1635–45; < Late Latin < Greek, n. derivative of charízesthai to favor, derivative of cháris favor, grace; see -ism]

charisma


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A term introduced by Max Weber to describe an ability to lead and inspire through force of personality and without the aid of material incentives, coercion, or the authority of office.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.charisma - a personal attractiveness or interestingness that enables you to influence otherscharisma - a personal attractiveness or interestingness that enables you to influence others
attractiveness - sexual allure
interestingness, interest - the power of attracting or holding one's attention (because it is unusual or exciting etc.); "they said nothing of great interest"; "primary colors can add interest to a room"

charisma

noun charm, appeal, personality, attraction, lure, allure, magnetism, force of personality He does not have the charisma to inspire people.

charisma

noun
Translations
karizma

charisma

[kæˈrɪzmə] Ncarisma m

charisma

[kəˈrɪzmə] ncharisme m

charisma

nCharisma nt

charisma

[kəˈrɪzmə] ncarisma m
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Clearly, this is one reason why Obama gained a reputation for charisma.
Similarly, success is often used to prove - after the fact -that a modern political leader has charisma. It is much harder to use charisma to predict who will be a successful leader.
Enchantment is the effect of charisma and "charismatic" is a subcategory of the sublime, says the author Jaeger.
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Much has been written in business management textbooks and self-help guides about the role that personal charisma plays in leadership.
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Charisma, it turns out, is not as mysterious or elusive as we imagine.
A leading producer of commissioned content in the region, Charisma currently produces in excess of 1,200 hours of television per annum.
The aim of the present study is to evaluate the impact of leaders' charisma on two dimensions of team affective climate, team tension and team optimism and to examine the moderating role of leaders' characteristics, such as influence and the frequency of interaction with the team, on this relationship.
Tony Blair when elected had the same charisma. He's a great orator - all of these things.
However, I fail to see what a pretty face and charisma have to do with a leader of a country.