The Charismatic Leader

Over the past week, Barbadians created history by electing its first female prime minister. This
was not the only historical aspect of the elections. The people voted – for the first time in the
history of the nation – thirty, zero. It is undoubtedly due to the leadership of the winning party
that success was such a clean sweep. Her charisma and leadership style has been applauded
by the people. So, what makes a charismatic leader?

Confidence

Every powerful leader is confident in his or her own skin. They make precise decisions and never second guess their vision for their people. When it comes to delivering speeches, the audience has no doubt that this person knows what he or she is about.

Solution Oriented

Rather than moan and groan about the problems at hand, a charismatic leader sees the cup as half-full. The attitude of this person is one of finding solutions to challenges with the least disruption. Sometimes, not even persons around the leader knows there is a problem, for the charismatic leader already has a solution in sight.

Vision

Seeing something that does not exist is known as vision. Because leaders value innovation, they are focused on the future and how they can improve it. They have a dream and direction that motivates and inspires others.  They are able to inspire and motivate those around them to work towards that common vision. Rest assured, when people feel inspired, they take note.

Determination

Vision, in fact, becomes the drive and main purpose for many leaders. Everything they do revolves around making their vision a reality. To achieve their dream, leaders set specific goals and work to achieve them by bringing their teams together, developing an organized strategy and working hard.  I will draw your attention back to Prime Minister Mottley and her journey. It was a journey of thirty long, hard years. But, she was determined to win.

Communication

When leaders speak, they communicate with confidence and charisma, which makes people sit up and pay attention. They are clear and articulate with their words and ensure that each statement has a purpose.  Leaders are also aware of their body language. They have good posture and maintain eye contact with the people they are talking to. They are comfortable speaking in front
of large groups as well as one on one. No matter what the situation, they articulate their goals and vision

Lots of love & good vibes, Veoma Ali

Veoma Ali is an Advertising Executive, with a Ph.D in Communications and a Masters in Business Administration.