31 January 2017

They think they’re all on the same team,” Conant said, “but when he acts without any coordination, it puts Congress in a bind, because they’re not able to be effective surrogates on his behalf.”




Hitler's leadership style was to give contradictory orders to his subordinates and to place them into positions where their duties and responsibilities overlapped with those of others, to have "the stronger one [do] the job".  In this way, Hitler fostered distrust, competition, and infighting among his subordinates to consolidate and maximise his own power. His cabinet never met after 1938, and he discouraged his ministers from meeting independently.  Hitler typically did not give written orders; instead he communicated verbally, or had them conveyed through his close associate, Martin Bormann.  He entrusted Bormann with his paperwork, appointments, and personal finances; Bormann used his position to control the flow of information and access to Hitler. -- Wikipedia

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