Comparing and Contrasting Dark and Light Leaders
In human civilization, Johnson (2018) ascertains that leadership plays a crucial and complex role in determining the future of
nations and the path of history. The significant disparity between dark and light leadership philosophies can affect both the ethical
character of societies and the success of companies. The lives and leadership philosophies of two significant historical figures are
examined in this essay; one is recognized for its ethical leadership style, while the other is known for its unethical one. Examples of
the enormous effects that leadership may have on the world include Mahatma Gandhi, who represents the light leadership style, and
Adolf Hitler, who represents the dark leadership style.
Mahatma Gandhi, born in Porbandar, India, in 1869, is a legendary figure most known for playing a crucial part in India's
lengthy and successful battle for independence from British colonial rule (Salman, 2023). The formulation and use of Gandhi's
"Satyagraha" ideology of peaceful resistance marked the pinnacle of his life's effort. His early experiences in South Africa, when
he started his advocacy against racial injustice as a lawyer, left a lasting impression on him. Nevertheless, he first became a
transformative leader in his native India. Gandhi's unshakeable faith in the strength of truth, nonviolence, and civil disobedience
was the foundation for his nonviolent response to adversity.