Charisma can be defined as "the ability to inspire enthusiasm, interest, or affection in others by means of personal charm or influence." Now what leader doesn't want charisma? Even if you have it, you typically want to find ways to have more of it. Well, according to John Maxwell, charisma is both explainable and learnable. Maxwell outlines four simple special abilities that are common to those demonstrating charisma:
1. They love life.
Charismatic people are passionate about life. They are celebrators, not complainers. They lift others instead of leaning on others. They're characterized by joy and warmth. They're energetic and radiant in an infectious way. Look no further than the smile to illustrate the power of charisma. When people see a smile, they respond with a smile. We are hardwired to take on the energy of those around us. People who love life have charisma because they fill the room with positive energy.
2. They expect the best.
Charismatic people expect the best from others - in other words, they "put a 10 on everyone's head." They see people, not as they are, but as they could be. When you invest in people and lift them toward their potential, they will love you for it.
3. They give hope.
Charismatic people connect with people by painting tomorrowbrighter than today. To them, the future is full of amazing opportunities and unrealized dreams. They infuse optimism into the culture around them, and they boost morale. While attentive to the current reality, they do not resign themselves to present circumstance.
4. They share themselves.
Charismatic people add value to others by sharing wisdom, resources and special occasions. They embrace the power of inclusion. They value togetherness. They are not lonely. When it comes to charisma, the bottom line is other-mindedness.
There is a pretty simple equation here:
Charisma = love life + expect the best + give hope + share yourself.
Medpoint Quality Forum
I have been asked to deliver the keynote speech at Medpoint's upcoming Quality Forum in Orlando in April. I am honored by this opportunity. The list of presenters is impressive and this promises to be one of the year's most informative, thought-provoking and engaging executive conferences. You will not want to miss it. For more information click on this link:
The topic of my presentation will be Advancing the High Performance Culture of Quality. My speech will endeavor to bring greater clarity to the attributes that characterize a high performance culture of quality, as well as address the challenges that leaders must confront in order to advance a high performance culture of quality.
I hope to see you in Orlando at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort on April 20 and 21. For those able, there will also be a meet and greet social between 6-8 PM on April 19.
If you would like a more information on culture change, please email at firstname.lastname@example.org with "Culture Change" in the subject line.
Other Upcoming & Recent Presentations and Speaking Engagements
March 30, 2017 - Change Leadership - Driving High-Performance, Presentation to Piedmont Healthcare Leadership
Academy 2017 cohort, Consultant to Georgia State University's J. Mack Robinson School of Business.
March 28, 2017 - A Pathway of Reflection to Your BIG WHY, Keller Williams Perimeter Marketcenter
March 16, 2017 - Leadership and Culture, ASQ's Emerging Quality Leaders Program 2016-17 Cohort.
March 15, 2017 - Customer Service Issues - Timely Response to Control, Contain, Communicate and Correct Presentation to Southeastern Container Customer Service Representatives.
February 8, 2017 - The Three Reasons 2017 Will Be the Best Year of Your Life, Presentation to CHUBB insurance Agents.
January 17, 2017 - Leadership and Culture, ASQ's Enterprise Members Webex.