Charismatic Leadership Case Study

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Register to read the introduction… Martin Luther King, Jr., for example, pioneered non-violent resistance during the civil rights movement. King was an admirer of Gandhi and traveled to India in 1959. After his trip, King became convinced of the value of non-violent resistance. This was probably the biggest reason for King’s success. It’s also clear that King was motivated by justice and fairness. In his “I Have a Dream of Speech” he speaks about people of all colors and creeds joining together and singing “free at last”. This is certainly symbolic of all people who have been persecuted for being …show more content…
In the Freudian view, Hitler, who was beaten regularly by his father, probably viewed the world in terms with distrust and subconsciously felt like he needed re-enact his relationship with his father. As a child, if Hitler had been able to sit on Freud’s couch and be psychoanalyzed, maybe things would have turned out differently. In 2007, there was a play on BBC Radio 4 called “Dr. Freud Will See You Now, Mr. Hitler” that explored that fictional alternative. While somewhat far-fetched, it’s an interesting thought experiment. I bring a willingness to look at alternative viewpoints and go through ‘thought experiments’ to ask what if …show more content…
While I was growing up, I lacked positive parental role models. As a result of the distrust about my parental figures, I tended to look for replacements to fill that void. At 17, I became involved with the Church of Religious Science. The leadership relied on The Science of Mind, a book by Ernest Holmes that combines the teachings Jesus and Buddha. Holmes proscribed the view that God was an infinite intelligence and that spiritual healing was possible through mind treatments, which was a way of saying we should let go and let the universe do the healing work. I do not follow these teachings any more. After reflection, I came to the understanding that Religious Science was an over simplistic

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