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The most successful leaders have great ideas and skills, but they also have charisma. Harvard Business School Professor Rosabeth Moss Kanter explains that charisma comes to some people naturally while others have to work to develop it.
She writes for the Harvard Business Review, “Leaders can hire for spreadsheet skills, but they can’t outsource relationship skills.” In other words, you need to take ownership of developing your own charismatic qualities. Rosabeth offers several tips to develop your own personal magnetism:
- Cultivate a genuine interest in people.
- Listen to people’s needs and concerns.
- Show people that you’ll help them reach their goals.
- Treat people as though each is special and deserves attention.
- Remember details about people.
At its core, charisma entices people to have faith in you and follow you, but you have to be able to back up your charisma with real results. In other words, you have to continually prove that you’ll deliver on your promises.
Get the details: Why You Need Charisma via blogs.hbr.org