Charismatic leadership is one of the most cutting edge and modern approaches to all forms of progressive leadership. This style is one of my favorites and often I will adhere to the values it enforces. I'm still against being completely one leadership style rather than eclectically using many for different occasions and purposes. However, this is one of the most exciting and innovative way of leading people due to the focus on creativity and charisma. Although this may sound like a purely extroverted leadership style it can be adapted to introverts also as they can assimilate the values but apply them slightly differently.
There are certain reservations about the focus on one single leader to bring the energy and positivity but this is usually adapted by new and young leaders. The single person in charge should be aware of their influence in these situations and try to spread the load across several leaders to bring stability. This alteration with charismatic leadership would ensure strength among the team and make their legacy live on through the future leaders that are trained.
As this is one of my top leadership theories i'll try to be as objective as possible in our analysis. The defining attributes of charismatic leadership are many but we will focus on the most vital to give a clear picture of what this leadership style is and how it works.
This leadership theory brings together modern cultural values with strong leadership traits to cause a culture bursting with innovation and creativity through the transformation of the mundane. Caution has to be given when appointing these leaders however as when they leave often teams and vision fall apart and it can cause some issues.