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For those of you who have the movie "Twelve O'Clock High"...discuss in detail the leadership style and effectiveness of Gen. Frank Savage and 3 other "key" characters in the movie. One of the key characters must be enlisted.

2. For those of you who do NOT have the movie "Twelve O'Clock High"...discuss in detail the leadership style and effectiveness of any flag rank officer (Gen or Adm.) in the American military since 1946. What leadership characteristics impressed you the most and what would you incorporate into your leadership style? Compare and contrast this flag rank officer to any non-commissioned officer you know...differences?

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The leadership style of George S. Patton was adaptive with tendencies toward coercive power. He engaged in a style often dictatorial, which allowed him to force soldiers to act against their self-instinct of self- preservation. This was accomplished through reward power wherein asking people to perform tasks in exchange for the reward while also withholding rewards as punishment. Therefore, because he was a general his legitimate power was at the direction of Eisenhower, but he maintained referent power through his charismatic and powerful presentation (theccrt, 2011).

Patton believed in the warrior creed, and as a soldier he witnessed how generals would abscond ...

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Discusses leadership qualities that were displayed in the film Twelve O'clock High.

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