Charisma under crisis: Presidential leadership, rhetoric, and media responses before and after the September 11th terrorist attacks

Charisma under crisis: Presidential leadership, rhetoric, and media responses before and after... Scholars since Weber have suggested that times of crisis may create an increased opportunity for charismatic leadership to emerge. We examine the rhetorical content of President George W. Bush's public speeches before and after the terrorist attacks of September 11th to determine if the context of crisis affected the President's communications with the American people. We also examined how the media's portrayal of President Bush may have changed after the crisis. Results suggest that the President's rhetorical language became more charismatic after the crisis of 9/11. In addition, the media's portrayal of Bush reflected a similar increase in charismatic rhetoric, suggesting an increased receptivity to a more charismatically based leadership relationship after the crisis. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Leadership Quarterly Elsevier

Charisma under crisis: Presidential leadership, rhetoric, and media responses before and after the September 11th terrorist attacks

Loading next page...
 
/lp/elsevier/charisma-under-crisis-presidential-leadership-rhetoric-and-media-uEAlhVzH1e
Publisher
Elsevier
Copyright
Copyright © 2004 Elsevier Inc.
ISSN
1048-9843
DOI
10.1016/j.leaqua.2004.02.005
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

Abstract

Scholars since Weber have suggested that times of crisis may create an increased opportunity for charismatic leadership to emerge. We examine the rhetorical content of President George W. Bush's public speeches before and after the terrorist attacks of September 11th to determine if the context of crisis affected the President's communications with the American people. We also examined how the media's portrayal of President Bush may have changed after the crisis. Results suggest that the President's rhetorical language became more charismatic after the crisis of 9/11. In addition, the media's portrayal of Bush reflected a similar increase in charismatic rhetoric, suggesting an increased receptivity to a more charismatically based leadership relationship after the crisis.

Journal

The Leadership QuarterlyElsevier

Published: Apr 1, 2004

References

  • Social cognitive theory: An agentic perspective
    Bandura, A
  • Taming and promoting charisma to change organizations
    Beyer, J.M
  • American presidential proactivity, charismatic leadership, and rated performance
    Deluga, R.J
  • Charisma and rhetoric: Communicative techniques of international business leaders
    Den Hartog, D.N; Verburg, R.M
  • The American People in Crisis: A content analysis
    Hart, R.P; Jarvis, S.E; Lim, E.T
  • Crisis and the emergence of charismatic leadership in groups: An experimental investigation
    Pillai, R
  • Social distance and charisma: Theoretical notes and an exploratory study
    Shamir, B
  • Organizational and contextual influences on the emergence and effectiveness of charismatic leadership
    Shamir, B; Howell, J.M

You’re reading a free preview. Subscribe to read the entire article.


DeepDyve is your
personal research library

It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.

Enjoy affordable access to
over 18 million articles from more than
15,000 peer-reviewed journals.

All for just $49/month

Explore the DeepDyve Library

Search

Query the DeepDyve database, plus search all of PubMed and Google Scholar seamlessly

Organize

Save any article or search result from DeepDyve, PubMed, and Google Scholar... all in one place.

Access

Get unlimited, online access to over 18 million full-text articles from more than 15,000 scientific journals.

Your journals are on DeepDyve

Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.

All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.

See the journals in your area

DeepDyve

Freelancer

DeepDyve

Pro

Price

FREE

$49/month
$360/year

Save searches from
Google Scholar,
PubMed

Create folders to
organize your research

Export folders, citations

Read DeepDyve articles

Abstract access only

Unlimited access to over
18 million full-text articles

Print

20 pages / month

PDF Discount

20% off