Friday, November 21, 2008

A Natural Leader


I have spent the day reading and making notes from this (slightly amoral - in my view) book.

One of my characters is a leader and I have been trying to think of how he could be charismatic. I had looked up papers on charismatic leaders (e.g Max Weber's Theory of Social and Economic Organisation) but found these were written more from a sociological stance, rather than a psychological one. I needed details - and then it occurred to me to try a popular self-help book like this.

Charisma can be either natural or learnt - and there can be several motives. My character wants to lead, and has some natural charisma, but it is only when his motivation is honourable - i.e. he is led by love, rather than is driven by revenge - that he is truly successful. Half way through my novel he is changed by something that happens to him to help him to see this, hence my need for this book.

Labels: , , ,

4 Comments:

Blogger Kay said...

Fascinating ... is it an American book by any chance? ;)

Sat Nov 22, 03:12:00 am  
Blogger BarbaraS said...

What a clever idea - must file that one away for the future ;)

Sat Nov 22, 09:45:00 am  
Blogger Clare Dudman said...

Yes, Kay, it is an American book - but I have noticed the behaviour it recommends seems to have been taken up by certain people I have come across in the UK. It really does advise a rather cynical approach to life - a manipulation of other people for one's own gain. It's made me realise a few things.

Thanks Barbara - it is interesting and useful, but I have to say that in some ways I wish this stuff wasn't in my head.

Sat Nov 22, 11:03:00 am  
Blogger sexy said...

聊天室,豆豆聊天室,哈啦聊天室,尋夢園聊天室,聊天室尋夢園,080中部人聊天室,080聊天室,080苗栗人聊天室情趣用品,情趣,情趣商品,愛情公寓,情色,情色貼圖,色情小說,情色小說,情色文學,色情,做愛,寄情築園小遊戲,色情遊戲,AIO交友愛情館,AIO,色情影片,情色網,微風成人,嘟嘟成人網,成人,18成人,成人影城,成人圖片,成人貼圖,成人圖片區,成人文章,成人小說,成人電影,麗的色遊戲,自拍,A片,AV女優,AV,A漫,視訊交友網,視訊,視訊交友,免費視訊聊天室,免費視訊,視訊聊天,視訊聊天室,UT聊天室,聊天室,豆豆聊天室,哈啦聊天室,尋夢園聊天室,聊天室尋夢園,中古車,二手車

Sun May 31, 11:12:00 am  

Post a Comment

Comments are subject to moderation.

<< Home