This study is about transformational leadership traits, the importance of charisma, and the connection with followers. Transformational leadership was first defined in 1978 with four specific traits. In this study, there is a focus on one specific trait of transformational leadership, charisma, and how important it is to engage followers. This study focuses on the leadership of Adolf Hitler and how he was able to use his charisma to connect and share his vision for Germany. This study was conducted through reviewing literature on leadership styles, charisma, Hitler, toxic leadership, and followers. There is significant value to determining the importance of charisma in transformational leaders so it can be applied to current day leadership goals.

Project Type


College or School

College of Professional Studies Granite Division

Program or Major



Spring 2020

MSLD_Bailey_Helen_Capstone_Paper.pdf (2278 kB)
Capstone Paper