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 …show more content…
A transformational leader must keep their followers engrossed in order to transform their nation and achieve dominance. He had constant articles targeting his political opponents and the Jewish nation. The deceiving dictator also published several novels and books that promoted German nationalism and anti-Semitism. Moreover, visual propaganda such as posters was essential due to the fact that they were unavoidable at most times. They can easily distract youth and are memorable, leaving the followers captivated. As a result, Hitler received an immense amount of followers to join his military and it is evident that a powerful military is the foundation of a powerful nation. Therefore, in order to sustain motivation, he continuously broadcasted his campaign through visuals; he manipulated his followers and the media culture. Hence, a transformational leader is determined to seek various methods to induce followers for further transformation – all in which Hitler has productively attained.
Manifestly, for an efficient leader to reach a vision of transformation, a considerable amount of commitment must be involved when strategizing. Now that the transformational dictator had achieved a strong military base, along with a vast amount of followers, Adolf Hitler was committed to improving his nation and dominating countries. In order for any successful leader to achieve authority, they must remain committed throughout the process. Day (2009) revealed that Hitler