Routinization of charisma

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The routinization of charisma refers to the process whereby an organization is fractured following the demise or departure of a charismatic leader. While applied mostly to organizations such as corporations, this term is also applied to nation-states that have lost a leader, such as France under Napoleon or to religions such as Christianity. The fracturing may take place over generations, but usually occurs in the immediate aftermath of the leader's departure/demise. Splinter groups often attempt to gain hegemony, only increasing or routinizing the speed of the fracturing.