CHARISMATIC LEADERSHIP AS SOURCE OF COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE
Today’s global business conditions expressed through strong and relentless market competition, technological, information and communication advances and changing consumer behavior, are making difficult the market fight of the companies. In such difficult conditions for business operation, tangible resources (financial, technological, physical and organizational) are increasingly losing their primacy compared to the invisible (human resources, innovation, reputation) ones. Among invisible, human resources are becoming more important for the survival, growth and development of the companies. In order to be a major source of competitive advantage, human resources need to be proactively managed. This points out the need for a leader with charisma, knowledge, skills and abilities in order to lead the employees in achieving the mission, vision and goals of the enterprise. In this point of view, charismatic leader is one that has influence, inspires, motivates and instills confidence among followers. The charismatic leader, thanks to the characteristics that he possesses and which differ him from other leaders, is the key factor for business success.