Or was he reprising Henry Fonda's role in 12 Angry Men?
The series seeks to explore leadership through the lens of selected movies. I always recommend you watch the movie before reading the analysis so as not to spoil a great movie.
The film, set in a New York City courthouse, tells the story of a twelve man jury at the trial of an 18 year old Hispanic boy from the slums on trail for murdering his father.
The film charts a fascinating journey of how each of the jurors, through careful argument and oftentimes heated discussion, turn around their decision and deliver a unanimous vote of not-guilty.
Authentic leadership is rooted in Greek philosophy. The term was coined by Robert Terry in but was popularised by Bill George. A prerequisite for being an authentic leader is knowing your own strengths, limitations, and values. Knowing what you stand for and what you value is critical.
Moreover, self-awareness and awareness of the impact you have on others is needed in order to develop the other components of authentic leadership.
At the start of the movie, Davies stands by the window alone smoking a cigarette. He is thoughtful and reflective. This involves being honest and straightforward in dealing with others. An authentic leader does not play games or have a hidden agenda. You know where you stand with an authentic leader as they openly express their thoughts and feelings In the movie, Davies is very honest and transparent about his position.
An effective authentic leader solicits opposing viewpoints and considers all options before choosing a course of action. Authentic leaders encourage others to question or challenge their values.
He uses powerful advocacy and inquiry skills and avoids making assumptions. An authentic leader has a self-regulated ethical core. They know the right thing to do and are driven by a concern for ethics and fairness executed through ethical decision making, judgement and behaviour.
He is not driven by self-importance or entrenched position — at one stage when he feels too alienated from the group, he feels the right thing to do is to encourage others to do the right thing by abstaining on a secret ballot vote and promising to switch his position if there were still eleven votes for guilty.
He commands respect, when the bigot and the sadists talk, the other jurors move away; when Davies talks, they listenhe shifts entrenched views away from vengeance to justice, he encourages people to do the right thing and his actions deter a boy from being executed.
He comes across as compassionate, thoughtful, sincere and genuine, qualities which attract followership. In this fast-paced technological age where companies have folded because of unethical practice it is important to have some authentic leaders in the organisation to keep it focused on its core values and beliefs.
Studying Davies, juror number eight, in the movie can help us appreciate the values, qualities and approach of an authentic leader.Twelve Angry Men is a play by Reginald Rose adapted from his teleplay of the same title for the CBS Studio One anthology television series.
Staged in a London production, the Broadway debut came 50 years after CBS aired the play, on October 28, , by the Roundabout Theatre Company at the American Airlines Theatre, where it ran for performances.
12 Angry Men is a American courtroom drama film adapted from a teleplay of the same name by Reginald Rose. Written and co-produced by Rose himself and directed by Sidney Lumet, this trial film tells the story of a jury made up of 12 men as they deliberate the conviction or acquittal of a defendant on the basis of reasonable doubt, forcing the jurors to question their morals and values.
By Ralph Cipriano For urbanagricultureinitiative.com Was Juror No. 12 in the Chaka Fattah case being obstinate?
Or was he reprising Henry Fonda's role in 12 Angry Men? '12 Angry Men' by Reginald Rose is a courtroom drama about twelve jurors that must decide whether or not a teenage boy will be executed for murdering his father. Juror 12's small role in 12 Angry Men can be important to many people.
He may seem to be the peacemaker, yet all too frequently he seems to just not care about the life that they could be setting. Find the latest sports news and articles on the NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, NCAA college football, NCAA college basketball and more at ABC News.