September 11, 2014
Leadership is the act of leading a group or an organization. Good leaders are made, not born. If you have the desire and willpower, you can become an effective leader. Good leaders develop through a never-ending process of self-study, education, training, and experience. Our society depends on the abilities of our leaders and how well they can do their jobs. A higher authority is crucial for supervising and regulating others as well as being an example of a hard and dedicated worker. An effective leader has character, competence, compassion, and courage. Adolf Hitler, regardless of his wrong doings and the obvious evil that he empowered, was one of the greatest 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 also other allies to carry out his ill will towards Russia and the Jews. Whether or not he is viewed as crazy is irrelevant here, his leadership and manipulative skills allowed him to achieve at least some of his sub-goals and very nearly his overall goal of expanding Germany into Russia and exterminating the Jews.
During World War 2, Adolf Hitler took leadership to a level that never had been reached before his time. He combined charismatic and inspirational leadership style to try to fulfill a dream of death, corruption and take-over. Hate it or love it but one has to admit Hitler accomplished a unique leadership style of his own and deserves credit for the skills he required but not the actions he sought. Even though he is famous for the wrong reasons and perhaps evil ones, Hitler will be remembered for a long time. He is one of the most famous villains of the 20th century world history. His rule over Germany and parts of Europe left a mark that is felt even today, decades after he died in the war. His rule saw Germany take over more territories than it had in its history prior to that period. For many military professionals, Hitler was a remarkably successful leader. However, his leadership led to the death of millions of people from his home country. While his followers called him a great leader, his enemies, who seem to be the majority, saw him as a threat to humanity. Hitler believed in a country of pure people; a superior race. For him, however, a superior race could not be comprised of Jews and other sickly people. He therefore put all the people he disliked in work camps while continuing to kill the rest. While the leader was relentless, it is noted that he did not have the best judgment. He thought that the superior race was composed of physically strong people. It has, however, been proven that the mind is almost all the time stronger than the body. He was able to run a country while waging wars on others and at the same time carrying out racial cleansing back at home. He was able to convince millions of soldiers to follow his philosophy.
Adolf Hitler was not born of a rich family nor was he given the expensive education that is characteristic of many leaders. He ascended the ranks patiently and in a cunning way. He took the opportunity of leadership when he saw it. One of his well-known character traits was the ability to convince.
General George Washington is considered as the founder father of the United States of America. General George Washington is still in the green memories of the Americans due to his distinguished service as commanding general of the revolutionary army. George Washington