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Contribute to the Greater Good With charisma, you can inspire those around you to greatness, as well as come closer to greatness yourself. One key aspect of your charisma is the spiritual aspect of your silent message, what you convey to others around you. Now, this has nothing to do with how often you go to church. Instead, by "spiritual," I mean the level of caring you convey, the sense of higher purpose or greater good you communicate.
I was struck not long ago by the tributes that followed the death of industrialist David Packard. He was, of course, eulogized as a can-do genius who, starting with $538 in cash and an empty Palo Alto garage, built corporate giant Hewlett-Packard.
But amid the stories of his savvy management and progressive thinking, were many, many anecdotes about David Packard, the man. An enemy of pomposity and immodesty, he was remembered for his generosity, his friendliness, and his attentiveness to and trust in his employees. He was as strongly devoted to people, many said, as he was to technology and sound business practices.
In short, Packard never forgot that character and kindness never go out of style. His charisma, enormous by any calculation, was made greater still by his humanity. In short, he cared, and that's the essence of this spiritual dimension.
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