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1 Compare and Contrast Dark Leadership Styles Compare and Contrast Dark Leadership Styles Tiffany Torres MGT 440 The Darkside of Leadership Doctor Cohea August 12, 2020
2 Compare and Contrast Dark Leadership Styles Introduction The misuse of power in business or in politics has brought up some curiosity about the dark side of leadership and what to be aware of. What is the difference between ethical and unethical when it comes to leader. A common misconception here is “The simplest and most obvious explanation for the ethical lapses of our business leaders is poor character, but it would be a serious mistake to blame all of their misdeeds on personal weaknesses and defects”(Michael e. Brown,2017). The leaders we will be discussing are Adolf Hitler and Dr. Martin Luther King. As we review one dark and unethical leader and one light ethical leader in our history and presently. The manner in which leader behaves, be it ethical or unethical, ultimately affects how an organization will be led and now by knowing both shadow casters and those light leaders you are able to see the difference and advance as a leader. Background The first leader we will review as the unethical and dark leader is Adolf Hitler. This leader was born in Austria on April 20,1889 and died at 56. He can be viewed as one of the 20 th s centuries most contentious figures of his time. He is the leader who was responsible for World War II and Holocaust. The second leader that is the ethical and light leader is Martin Luther King Jr. he was born on January 15, 1929 and died at the young age of 39. Mr. King is responsible for the March on Washington which he gave his famous “I had a dream speech”. He fought injustice of segregation along side Rosa parks with his Montgomery bus boycott where he stopped inequality. In 1964 Martin Luther King won the Noble Peace Prize to end inequality and bring peace with his nonviolent tactics.
3 Compare and Contrast Dark Leadership Styles Leadership styles by leader and how they demonstrated in actions. Adolf Hitler’s leadership style can be best explained as a task authoritarian and relationship oriented person. He was a great public speaker and he was able to capture the audience at that time with his charismatic ways. He can be viewed as a laissez faire or dictatorship kind of leader because he was filled with energy and passion but it was his way or the highway. Although his passions were not the ethical kinds he had a big following and he was

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