Charismatic CEOs

Download Audio
photoCharisma, a quality once associated with religious and political leadership, has become the primary qualification for the CEO's job in much of corporate America. The CEOs of many of today's publicly owned companies, are chosen not for their relevant work experience, but for their ability to articulate messianic visions for their companies. The results can be disasterous.

Are you influenced more by the bottom line, or big smile? What makes a good leader?


Rakesh Khurana, professor at Harvard Business School, author of "Searching for a Corporate Savior"

Jim Collins, author of "Good to Great"

Jack Beatty, On Point news analyst

This program aired on September 23, 2002.


More from On Point

Listen Live