Is charisma just a fraud?
I was never any good at English.
In fact my teacher told my parents, (albeit with a breath soaked in whisky), that I would not pass my English Higher.
Today I’d like to reflect specifically on another one: Julius Caesar; act III, scene II to be precise.
Charisma isn’t about language.
So am I concluding that charisma is just a fraud?
You tell me. It’s pretty close!
My own view about charm and charisma is that it is very, very real.
It is not Kool Aid, and it is the essential trait of a leader. All else is secondary.
Charisma, leading to energy, leading to commitment, leading to belief, leading to results.
This is the classic tortoise and hare story.
“Unquestioning” being the key word there.
That’s what charisma can do.
Hubris and charisma is a very bad combination.
Charisma is like The Force.
It can go either way.