Review the key ideas in the book Leadership Charisma by Bud Haney & Jim Sirbasku in a condensed Soundview Executive Book Review. Summaries & book . Bud haney & Jim sirbasku The Haney-Sirbasku Success System. 69 Appendix I: The DNA of Leadership Charisma: The Research. Leadership charisma is a practical step-by-step guide to being a more successful charismatic leader and achieving extraordinary results from your people.

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Such written permission must also be obtained before any part of ubd publication is stored in a retrieval system of any kind. The Grammar Geek Design and Layout: Deasy Photograhic Jacket Design: Michael Gallagher Female Model Chapter 8: Jim had an enormous impact on the lives of everyone he came to know. The thing I remember most about Jim Sirbasku was his enthusiasm. Chqrisma you met Jim Sirbasku, whether it was the first time or the hundredth time, he was glad to see you and you knew he was glad to see you.

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His persona was one of enthusiasm and high energy, and he poured that energy into the people he met and the people he worked with There is no act more charismatic than making people enthusiastic and hungry for life. Jim s energy and enthusiasm were some of the classic charismatic qualities this book talks about, and his larger-than-life and hugely charismatic spirit lives on in each and every one of these pages.

This book is dedicated to Jim s memory on behalf of the tens of thousands of people whose lives he touched laedership who will always feel his loss deeply. Bud Haney January 3, v. The Importance of Leadership Charisma 1 2. The Research Appendix II: Would you like to be one of those leaders who seem to have a natural gift with everyone they meet, which makes them more successful in all aspects of their business and personal lives?

That s what leadership charisma can do for you. The world of business has seen some tough times over the last few years, and in these challenging times all of us have struggled to come up with a magic formula for success.

There is just one formula for achievement in modern business get your people onboard and invested in your success and the success of your organization. All other things being equal, business success comes down to people. If your employees are totally dedicated to the business, if they buy into the organization s vision and are prepared to do all that chraisma can to ensure that this vision comes to pass, then the business is more likely to be successful.

This leaddership why the concept of employee engagement has garnered so much attention over the last few years. As you ll see shortly, leadership charisma and employee engagement are inextricably linked. In fact, it is extraordinary that this is the first book ever to identify that link and to detail how forward-looking leaders can exploit it to extract tremendous productivity from willing people.

The Conference Board defines employee engagement perfectly as: Chicago-based researcher ISR conducted a study among more thanemployees in 71 companies worldwide and found that there was a difference of almost 52 percent in one-year performance improvement in operating income between companies with low employee engagement and companies with high employee engagement.

The high-engagement organizations improved by Gallup Management Journal s Employee Engagement Index reported that in the USA 17 percent of employees are positively disengaged, 54 percent of leadershkp are not engaged, and a disappointing 29 percent are engaged. What s clear is that organizations with high employee engagement are dramatically more successful than those with low employee engagement not to mention actual disengagement where it counts most on the bottom line.


Employee engagement is essential for success in our challenging modern business environment it s all about people. One of the questions at the forefront of every results-oriented business leader s mind must therefore be: There are many measures of just what it is that creates an environment where employees are engaged in this manner, and almost as many programs 4. Most are aimed at making direct changes in the employees environment and hanye conditions.

This is all valuable, but it ignores an extremely important piece of this complex puzzle. The Missing Link What s frequently forgotten charixma the prime mover in creating an environment of engagement the leader.

Fortune magazine s Best Companies to Work for study revealed that an engaging workplace is driven by three interconnected relationships: The relationship between employees and management.

The relationship between employees and other employees. Let s look at those first two points. This is often forgotten: Anyone who supervises or leads people has an enormous impact on engagement, for better or worse. From the first two points in the Fortune quotation it is clear that at least two thirds of the responsibility for an engaging environment falls on the leader, and, of course, the influence of the leader can be critical in the third.

This is the often-forgotten reality of employee engagement: And this is where the concept of charisma in leaders starts to become very interesting indeed. Clarke famously said, Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. It is a classic human tendency to describe anything we do not fully understand in magical or mystical terms. The ancient Greeks observed that some people, generally their leaders, had what they perceived to be a mysterious quality that enthralled others and made them want to follow them.

Because they didn t understand what this quality was, and because they couldn t quite pin it down, they decided that it must be a magical or God-given gift. They even created a special word for this mysterious attribute.

They called it kharisma a divinely conferred gift or power www. That word from ancient Greece has found its way, largely unchanged, into many modern languages.

In all of those languages you ll find definitions of charisma similar to the one the Greeks used several thousand years ago.

Leadership Charisma. Bud Haney & Jim Sirbasku with Deiric McCann

In one modern dictionary charisma is defined as a gift or power believed to be divinely bestowed Encarta Dictionary: If you look at some of the other dictionary definitions of charisma, however, it becomes obvious that there is more than a passing connection between charisma and employee engagement. Look at the definitions of employee engagement and charisma below. The observation of the closeness of these two definitions was the genesis of this book. Definition from The Conference Board 6.

Definition from What became abundantly clear was the direct connection between a leader s charisma and business results.

Employee engagement drives business results; charismatic leaders bring people onboard, driving employee engagement. So focusing on becoming a more charismatic leader is a clear way toward obtaining superior results from people. Charismatic leaders can gather people behind them.

They re inspiring and strong and, if they re able to engage staff, the results will follow. The most dangerous leadership myth That s nonsense; in fact, the opposite is true. Leaders are made rather than born. Warren Bennis, leadership scholar You Can Be a Charismatic Leader The reason that most people confer magical status on charisma is that they mistakenly think of it as an attribute that an individual possesses and nothing could be further from the truth.

Charisma is not an attribute, but a perception one person has of another whose personality he or she finds appealing. No one can be charismatic on his or her own. It takes two people one to observe what he or she describes as charisma, and another to behave in a manner that the observer perceives as being charismatic.

If I find you charismatic, then, for me at least, you are. Charisma is simply the combination of the impact of a wide variety of behaviors that people observe practiced, consciously or unconsciously, by those they term charismatic.


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Ask ten people to explain why they find someone charismatic and you ll probably get ten different answers. Some will talk about the person s ability to speak in an inspiring manner. Others will describe his or her genuine friendliness.

Still more will talk about the interest he or she shows in other people s well-being. And others will mention many more things, which we ll explore later in this book. And they would all be right charisma is whatever others observe it to be. Charisma is a term applied to us when someone likes the combination of how we behave, the actions we take, the face we present to the world, the words we use, our body language and myriad other things.

All of these contribute to a greater or lesser degree to our perceived charisma. So charisma is not a particular quality that a person either possesses or doesn t possess; and it s based on behaviors, so it s definitely not something that is innate. When you think of charisma in this manner then it becomes clear why some people are perceived as charismatic in one setting but not another.

Someone who has developed superior oratory, presentation and performance skills may come across as a charismatic speaker when addressing a group of hundreds of people, but be singularly uncharismatic immediately afterward when talking one to one with members of the audience because of a lack of one-on-one social and communication skills. Similarly, someone may be charismatic for one group of people who finds his or her behaviors appealing and not be at all charismatic to a group that does not.

Everything we do contributes to or detracts from our charisma. Those who are charismatic simply display more of the behaviors that promote a charismatic 8.

Some people do this quite effortlessly there is something in their genes or in their upbringing that makes this the most natural thing in the world; the rest of us must learn how. And learn we can.

The good news is that, because charisma is based on behavior, it can be measured and it can be cultivated. Anyone can decide to become more charismatic and, simply by assimilating the behaviors that will be deemed charismatic by his or her target audience, that person can raise his or her perceived charisma in pretty much any situation. This is especially good news for business leaders, for whom charisma is an absolutely indispensable element of success in modern business.

If you wish to, you can become a genuinely charismatic leader. A Practical Model for Charisma in Business When we set out to write this book our initial research had established that charisma was a function of others perceptions of behavior, so we knew that any leader could choose to raise his or her perceived charisma simply by focusing on developing appropriate behaviors.

The studies that already existed on charisma in commercial environments certainly demonstrated that a leader s charisma inarguably plays a large role in driving the performance and productivity of his or her people.

There is a large body of research that shows a direct connection between bottom-line results and leader charisma.

Keadership determined the intimate connection between employee engagement and the charisma of their leaders, we set about an intensive research study of everything we could find that had ever been written on the topic of charisma.

Our objective was simple to construct a model of charisma that would facilitate both its practical measurement and its practical development in leaders. An early result of this research was the realization of the key role selfconfidence plays in a leader s charisma. Another result was bkd recognition of just how important a leader s physical charisma that is, movements and body language is in the projection of a charismatic image.

This provided us with two 9.