Adolf Hitler was a Visonary Leader

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What would you say if told you that a visionary leader was responsible for the deaths of almost 6 million innocent people? For many for you this statement might create doubt, the need for clarification, and maybe even make you angry. However, would it make a difference if I told you that this visionary leader was also unethical? Known as the personification of evil, Adolf Hitler used his visionary leadership and unethical practices to become a powerful world leader. In this essay I will show you how Hitler used his vision to become the leader of Germany; as well as, how he implemented a vision for German expansion. Then, I will explain how Hitler’s unethical leadership transformed Germany into a fierce and powerful war machine acting upon his vision of expansion. And finally, I will explain to you what I discovered about myself during this essay and how Hitler’s vision and unethical conduct opened my eyes to areas within my leadership that I need to address. As much as I didn’t want to acknowledge, Adolf Hitler was a visionary leader. A visionary leader is a person who has a powerful and benign effect on the fate of a people or state and is ruled in their actions by the inspiration that guide that people (Andreev, N.D.). During Hitler’s reign he created an inclusive environment by developing a vision that motivated the entire country. When Germany was defeated in 1919 ending World War I, the Treaty of Versailles was imposed forfeiting Germany of more than 27,000 square miles and reducing their overall populous by 10 percent (USHMM, 2013). These sanctions were extremely harsh and left Germany in social and economic distress. The majority of the people in Germany; as well as, Hitler thought that the current Wiemer p... ... middle of paper ... ...ommon vision. Next, I displayed that Hitler was unethical leader who breed a culture that operated on ethical relativism. And lastly, I let you know how my research on Hitler identified some weak areas within my own leadership that I need to correct. In closing, I will leave you with this. Hitler motivated a country to believe that the white skinned, blue eyed, German was the “Perfect” race in the world, yet Hitler was 5’9, brown skinned, dark haired man from Austria (Toland J, pg 3). This very statement alone illustrates the power of vision and how it motivated and created an ethical relativism within Germany, resulting in unethical acts. Hitler’s vision had one critical flaw though; it did not have ethics as a foundation. When ethics aren’t foundation of a leader’s vision, just like with Hitler, a vision is faulty and will fail, just like he did.

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