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Leadership: Comparison of leadership between different leaders


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Practical example for leadership styles between different leaders Mahatma Gandhi and Adolf Hitler

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Leadership: Comparison of leadership between different leaders

  1. 1. Comparison of leadership between different leaders Advance Certificate in Human Resource Management NIBM Kandy Campus Group members: Pathum, Rajitha, Shahin, Nirosha, Rizkhan
  2. 2. What is Leadership and Leaders? Leadership The ability to inspire confidence and support among the people who are needed to achieve a goals. (Dublin 2007)  Leaders Anyone who is influencing the activities of others towards the achievement of a goal. 
  3. 3. The main Leadership Styles  Autocratic LeadershipAutocratic leadership is an extreme form of transactional leadership, where leaders have a lot of power over their people.  Democratic LeadershipDemocratic leaders make the final decisions, but they include team members in the decision-making process.  Laissez-Faire LeadershipThis French phrase means "leave it be," and it describes leaders who allow their people to work on their own.
  4. 4. The main classifications of a leader’s characteristics  Decision making  Motivational level of the peers, subordinates and followers  Coaching & Directing  Delegating the work  Participating and Supporting- supporting the followers and full participation in the vision until the end  Power- Intention of power
  5. 5. The leaders that we selected to compare between the characteristics Mahatma Gandhi Adolf Hitler
  6. 6. Mahatma Gandhi “Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will” (Mahatma Gandhi) Characteristics Life examples Decision making When making decision Mahatma Gandhi did not make decision by him along although he asked and got suggestion by others too Motivational level of the peers, Followers followed him enthusiastically in his campaign as subordinates and followers independence rally, salt walk Coaching and Directing “Sathiyagraha”- (non-violence) Delegating the work He delegated the work among the his faithful followers as “Jawaharlal Nehru” Participating and Supporting “He walked his talk” and participated, supported his followers in every campaigns until the vision fulfilled “The independence for India” Power Refused to become the president after independence
  7. 7. Adolf Hitler “To conquer a nation, first disarm it’s citizens” (Adolf Hitler) Characteristics Life examples Decision making In decision making Hitler followed a one way communication he made every major or minor decisions Motivational level of the peers, The motivation level was high because otherwise the death subordinates and followers was ensured and he did not trust his close generals Coaching and Directing Hitler’s coaching was superb but through his coaching, people frustrated Hitler took the practice of personal command Delegating the work He was isolated and he blamed the mistakes of his own and the works of others to his followers Participating and Supporting Hitler was a commander, when Red army surrounded Germany he ran away and suicide with his wife Power Conquered the other countries to gain power
  8. 8. Conclusion  According to Mahatma Gandhi the leadership he followed is the democratic leadership style  According to Adolf Hitler his main leadership style that he followed was autocratic leadership style  As the results of above finding the best leader is Mahatma Gandhi because when comparing to Adolf Hitler the leadership styles Mahatma Gandhi followed was more appropriate and successive leadership style  Successful leadership brings great success in an activity or in achieving great goals, objectives, visions & missions A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves. -Lao Tzu-
  9. 9. Reference  Northouse, P.G (2010), Chap-01, Page 5-8, Leadership: Theory & practice (5th edition). Sage  BBC, history figures, viewed date: 09/21/2013 o URL: s.shtml  BBC, history figures, viewed date: 09/23/2013 o _01.shtml
  10. 10. As a group we Thank You…… For Your Cooperation… Christ gave me the message and Gandhi gave me the method -Martin Luther king-
  11. 11. ? Hate is more lasting than Dislike. -Adolf Hitler- Questions Please … Where there is Love there is Life. -Mahatma Gandhi- ?