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While charismatic leaders may stir the heart, they cause followers to suppress emotions and this can harm companies through increased strain, lower job satisfaction and reduced information exchange among employees, according to a new academic study. The study was conducted by Jochen Menges, University Lecturer in Organisational Behaviour at Cambridge Judge and Professor of Leadership at WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management in Germany, Martin Kilduff of University College London, Sarah Kern of WHU – Otto Beisheim, and Heike Bruch of University of St. Gallen in Switzerland.

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