Essay on Good Leadership And Bad Leadership

1036 Words Nov 19th, 2015 5 Pages
History is replete with examples of good leadership and bad leadership. The world has seen exemplary leaders such as George Washington; however, there have been good, strategic leaders who did bad things. An example is Adolf Hitler. There have also been bad leaders who committed atrocities such as Osama Bin Laden. Even though some leaders did bad things that did not necessarily make them bad or ineffectual leaders. They were able to get many people to follow them even with the horribly inhumane policies that they promoted. Adolf Hitler said, “Words build bridges into unexpected regions” (Adolf Hitler, Lifehacker.com). This quote describes how he was able to get his countrymen to follow his leadership by listening to and believing his propaganda.
Adolf Hitler was an Austrian; however, he spent most of his life in Germany and was a German citizen, politician, soldier, lance corporal, and leader. He served in the German army during WWI and became a general through his position as Fuhrer (leader) during WWII. He was the leader of a political group referred to as Nazis (Advocators of totalitarian government, territorial expansion, anti-Semitism, and Aryan supremacy). When he came into power he slowly and skillfully advanced to become Fuhrer of Germany, or leader of Germany. When his power was secured, he punished many groups of people. “Most prisoners… were German Communists, Socialists, Social Democrats, Roma(Gypsies), Jehovah’s Witnesses, homosexuals, and persons accused of…

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