Adolf Hitler: a Transformational Leader

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Adolf Hitler: A Transformational Leader

Adolf Hitler: A Transformational Leader
If there is such a thing as effective leadership, it involves enthusiasm, inspiration and devotion. Throughout his reign of dominance, the historical and contentious Adolf Hitler had possessed all of the listed traits; qualities in which a transformational leader seizes. Witherbee (2009) revealed that Adolf Hitler was an Australian-born German politician that was highly known as the leader of the Nazi Party. As a fascist and socialist, he took part in the Holocaust and World War II promoting the ideology of a central leadership. Moreover, Hitler’s ultimate goal was to pursue and total Nazi-German hegemony. Regardless of the blatant amount of wrong doings and destruction that he perpetrated, it is inevitable that Hitler was one of the supreme leaders of our time. In addition, he was able to gain followers due to his influential statements, control his nation through persuasive methods, and achieved domination with an immense amount of determination. Hitler had a precise vision and was indomitable when it came to achieving complete authority over his people. Furthermore, due to his charismatic speeches, manipulative strategies, and committed attitude, Adolf Hitler became a fine example of a transformational leader. In spite of the fact that he was labelled as one of the most controversial leaders, he was definitely a successful one.

It is mandatory for a transformational leader to be able to work an audience through charisma and enthusiasm. Hitler (1933) said, “Let us pray in this hour that nothing can divide us, and that God will help us against the Devil! Almighty Lord, bless our fight!” during his speech delivered at Berlin. It is evident that he used the interpretation of the practice of Christianity to influence his audience. Due to the fact that religion is one of the most influential impacts on human beings, it was a clear and wise choice for the dictator to subliminally...
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