When it comes to political parties in general, hierarchy is a normal element of organization. Party leaders are accepted who work to advance their party throughout the executive and legislative branches as well as to represent their party to the public. National Socialist parties are no different, albeit with different structure. The leader principle is the idea at the core of National Socialist structure which affirms a centralized hierarchy of leaders in order to ensure the effective representation and cultivation of National Socialist ideas. Generally, each layer of the hierarchy works to further the ideal within their sphere of organization. Each layer reporting and working under the layer further in the hierarchy. The Party Chairman who is at the apex of party structure is responsible for the direction of the party and ideal and is therefore accountable to the whole of the party and the national community.