LEADERSHIP QUESTION

Charisma is invariably a part of leadership. Spirituality is filled with charismatic leaders who went off the rails: Jim Jones, L Ron Hubbard, various pagan leaders.

What are the warning signs that a charismatic figure might be going off the rails? What about charisma keeps people following them even when warning signs are present? How can pagan seekers avoid falling in with leaders who are no longer stable?