Personality and Charisma as Prerequisites for a Leading Position in Public Administration

  • Andrea ČajkováEmail author
  • Peter Čajka
  • Olga Elfimova
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Business and Economics book series (SPBE)


This article reviews the empirical literature on leadership, charisma, and personality of the charismatic leader. Knowledge from the professional literature about leadership mostly talk about what a leader should be like or his personality traits and describe the different leadership styles and types of leadership. Leadership is a real phenomenon, which is about the performance of teams, groups, and organizations. Good leadership then promotes effective team and group performance; on the other side, bad leadership degrades the quality of life for whole team, practically for everyone associated with it. Personality and especially then charisma predict leadership, it means how we are able to lead, and this information can be used to select or to educate good future leaders or improve the performance of current incumbents.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Danubius UniversitySládkovičovoSlovakia
  2. 2.University of Matej BelBanská BystricaSlovakia
  3. 3.University of TyumenTyumenRussian Federation

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