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    Below are six video clips. I need help with:

    • What leadership model(s) best describe the approach to leadership exhibited in the video clips in a few sentences and why. All five of the below leadership styles must be used at least once.
    ◦Trait Model
    ◦Behavioral Model
    ◦Contingency Model (identify which one—Fiedler Model, Path-Goal Model, and/or Normative Decision Model)
    ◦Influence (Power) (identify which one—Reward Power, Coercive Power, Legitimate Power, Referent Power and/or Expert Power)
    ◦Transformational Leadership

    • Please help me analyze the effectiveness of this leadership approach. Give examples of how specific behaviors or attitudes illustrate specific tenets of the leadership model you have chosen. Defend your answer with examples from the clip and references to the appropriate reference links provided.

    •Is this leadership style appropriate for this situation? Do you think it will be effective? Why or why not? Under what conditions might this approach be most appropriate? Most inappropriate?

    References and Links:
    1.This clip is from Dead Poets Society. Compare and contrast the leadership styles of both Mr. Keating and Mr. Nolan.
    CineGraf (2014). O captain, my captain! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j64SctPKmqk

    2.This clip is from the movie Office Space where the main character is asked to work the weekend. What leadership style is Lumberg using? ResoluteProductions (2011). Office Space—Working tomorrow. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GjJCdCXFslY

    3.The third clip is a scene from Remember the Titans where the coach tells the players about the Battle of Gettysburg.
    mikedaquila (2011) Remember the Titans Coach Boone Speech. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HIeLiPjgAbQ

    4.This clip is from The Princess Bride and depicts a battle of wits between Vazzini and Roberts where Vazzini has to decide which cup is poisoned. Vecchiarelli, M.S. (2013) The princess bride—Battle of the wits. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6TQ7ljcsjk

    5.The fifth clip is from The Blind Side. What leadership style does the coach use and then what style does the mother use when she goes onto the field to tell Michael that the football team is like his family and he has to protect them?
    MacPherson, J. (2011). Blindside p and p 2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnJbznlYT9A

    6.The last clip is from The Devil Wears Prada where Andrea arrives at the offices of Runway to interview for a job as assistant to Miranda. moviemomentsAUS's channel (2012). Devil Wears Prada. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2PjZAeiU7uM


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    Step 1
    In the clip that is from Dead Poets Society, the leadership style of Mr. Keating is transformational leadership style. John Keating strives to make the lives of students extraordinary (a). He asks them to stand on their desks, rip out introduction of their poetry books, and asks them to walk differently. He is transformational because he works with students to identify the needed change, creating a vision to guide through inspiration, and executing the change. In contrast, Gale Nolan uses the influence (power) model and uses coercive power. For example, he uses corporal punishment to force students to do as he wishes. Neither is Keating style or Nolan's style appropriate. Keating's style will lead to indiscipline and chaos and Nolan's style will suppress the enthusiasm, creativity, and spirit of students.

    Step 2
    In the movie Office Space Peter is asked to work the weekend.(b) Lumberg uses the influence (power) model and uses coercive power. He uses his power to expect Peter to work over the weekend. The management including Lumberg is described as idiotic. Lumberg appears to be overbearing, and oppressive in the film. The leadership style is ...

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    This solution explains leaders and leadership theories in the video clips. The sources used are also included in the solution.