WEBER?S CHARISMATIC LEADERSHIP IN TIMES OF CRISIS

Abstract

Author(s): Ekin AKDEN?Z

Although some recent studies have shown that charismatic leadership could be learned, subject still remains to be an uncovered area (Fragouli, 2018: 301), accordingly, different point of views were handled in this study. For instance, Max Weber (1947) collocates the words “supernatural”, “superhuman”, “exceptional power” and “quality” when applying the term charisma to the individuals who are set apart from ordinary person (Weber, 1947: 358). The classification of leadership presented in this study is known as charismatic leadership, one of the three types of the leadership put forward by Weber (1947). Charismatic leadership appears to be exhibited in several cases. The aim of the study is to examine one of those cases, the characteristic which is executed in times of crisis. Other related studies are also presented to provide the expression of charismatic leadership in times of crisis. This study starts with introduction section and continues with the methodology section. The methodology section includes Weber’s classification of leadership. The classification includes three types of leadership and the third type of the leadership stated in the classification is embraced in this study.Subsequently, a literature review is conducted in the relevant part of the study. Results, discussion and conclusion sections are also employed in this study.

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