The Psychology of Human Leadership

How To Develop Charisma and Authority

  • Michael Paschen
  • Erich Dihsmaier

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Michael Paschen, Erich Dihsmaier
    Pages 1-25
  3. Back Matter
    Pages 233-245

About this book


The book seamlessly links fundamental insights and practical approaches to address the most important leadership problems and challenges. Each of the 11 chapters takes a close look at a specific leadership aspect and explains how to develop personal leadership qualities, such as charisma, the ability to motivate others, assertiveness, and how to overcome crises and conflicts to create new structures. Ethical questions and possible negative developments in connection with leadership and power are also examined. Unlike conventional leadership manuals, this book on leadership goes beyond the standard 'recipes' and models by providing clear trains of thought as well as a psychological and philosophical basis, and by focusing on major achievements in terms of leadership, it creates a more profound understanding and holistic view of the subject of leadership, while promoting a genuine fascination for it.


Charisma Leadership Organizational psychology Personnel management Politics

Authors and affiliations

  • Michael Paschen
    • 1
  • Erich Dihsmaier
    • 2
  1. 1.EngelskirchenGermany
  2. 2.ReichshofGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-37053-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-37054-0
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