The Theories Of Leadership Theories

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Articles on Leadership Theories Merriam Webster has many definitions for the term theory. For example, Merriam Webster (2017), defines the term a,” abstract thought or a belief, policy, or procedure proposed or followed as the basis of action (Merriam-Webster, 2017). There are many different leadership theories ranging from many decades to the present. Everyone can relate to a specific or multiple leadership traits. I relate to the transformational leadership theory. James McGregor Burns a leadership expert introduced the idea of transformational leadership in his 1978 book “Leadership”. In the book, Burns described transformational leadership as a development where "leaders and their followers raise one another to higher levels of…show more content…
Even though, the transformational leadership style has many positive attributes along with pros there are always cons. Transformational leaders are known to be ineffective in initial stages and often requires work that needs to be fixed. Transformational Leaders in History The transformational leadership theory has been supported throughout many known leaders in history. Adolf Hitler was the leader of Nazi Germany and started World War II using his hatred towards Jewish people and caused his followers to believe they should hate them too stated an article titled “Adolf Hitler” from Alpha History. Adolf Hitler is considered a transformational leader since he used his charisma along with inspirational speeches to encourage followers that his way of thinking was correct and together a perfect society can be built. Hitler instilled in his followers that they can change the world and possess the power to make the world pure and great. Even though his goal caused one of the most horrific events in history Hitler still used transformational leader characteristics to mold his followers into believing every word he said. Hitler delivered passionate speeches and asserted his role as leader. During his speeches, Hitler would arrive late
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