Adolf hitler

Adolf Hitler Leadership Adolf Hitler was not only an outstanding orator, but also a well-educated man with sharp memory. He capitalized on his charisma and coercion leadership style to command a huge following of the Germans. Bass and Stogdill (1990) note that leaders “ more coercive if they attribute the coercive action to their position, rather than to themselves as persons, and if they can maintain socio-psychological distance from those they are coercing as enemies, inferiors, and troublemakers” (p. 242). Hitler was thus effective in making coercion acceptable to the Germans by making them believe that they belong to a Master Race which was in danger of being destroyed by the presence of the Jewish people. He further labelled Jewish sympathizers as a threat to the superiority of Germany. Therefore, in relation to his objective of making a better and stronger Germany, Hitler used coercion to win the support of majority of his countrymen.
“ Beer Hall Putsch” is a phrase coined by the Germans to refer to the Nov. 23, 1923 attempted coup d’état against the Germany government by Hitler and the Nazi Party. The organizers sought to first capture the control of the state government in Bavarian city, protest in Berlin, and then overthrow the federal government. The ultimate goal of Hitler and fellow conspirators was to create a new government which will create a united Greater German Reich whose citizenship would have been informed by race. The coup however was unsuccessful due to poor organization and the failure by the conspirators to capture key areas including communication centres and offices. Hitler and other coup leaders were arrested and prosecuted. However, these coup leaders coercively redefined their attempted coup as a heroic act which was meant to save the superior Germany race. They rallied the greater nation to believe in them leading to the eventual rise of the Nazi and Hitler into power.
Bass, B. M. and Stogdill, R. M. (1990). Bass & Stogdills Handbook of Leadership: Theory, Research, and Managerial Applications. New York, NY: Simon and Schuster.