Adolf Hitler Leadership Effectiveness Essay

2807 Words Dec 10th, 2007 12 Pages

Adolf Hitler

Adolf Hitler, regardless of his wrong doings and the obvious evil that he empowered, was one of the great leaders of our time and changed the way that our society looked at war. The fact that Hitler came from a front-line soldier with no real future in a leadership role to the chancellor of Germany and the commander of a great army shows his great will and ability to meet his goals and to manipulate people to achieve a vision. The reason that I chose Hitler as the subject for this paper was because of the great impact that he had on our world over the last century and also to take a look at just how he could convince not only his nation but other allies to carry out his ill-will towards Russia and the Jews.
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Although Hitler seems to have had great communication skills, again, the only reason that he drove himself to talk to these people was because they were almost taking orders from Hitler to let him do as he pleased. This was done only to attain another step in accomplishing his goals and his lies showed total disregard for the countries that he spoke with because he ended up attacking them. All that Hitler cared about was his tasks. To say that Hitler was seen as controlling and overpowering is an understatement and this is an extreme case where I would say that this leader is an actual "one" where communicating with people interpersonally is concerned. To me, this shows the sociopath that was Adolf Hitler because he really did not care about anyone but himself.
This look at the style approach only really shows Hitler as a leader who simply used his positional power to push everyone around, possibly giving the impression that he wasn't much of a leader as much as he was a bully. When you only look at the style approach, which most people subconsciously do when they think about Hitler, you do not see how he led his way into this positional power. The contingency model will look more at how he turned his poor situation into one of great power through smart and opportunistic leadership.

Contingency Model

The contingency model will help look at Hitler's situation (that he had to

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