12 Angry Men - Victoria Simoncic Assignment#3 12 Angry Men The movie demonstrated leadership as teamwork The jury needed to come to a decision but no

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Victoria Simoncic Assignment #3 12 Angry Men The movie demonstrated leadership as teamwork. The jury needed to come to a decision, but no matter the outcome of the decision, it had to be unanimous. Even though juror number 8 (the architect) was deemed as the “minority” he did not let it inhibit his decision for acquittal. Power is the capacity to produce effects on others. The architect gained referent power through the respect and admiration of the jurors as he exhibited the appropriate patience and listening skills to understand the supported evidence that the other jurors were presenting. Juror number 1 (the assistant coach) was also portrayed as a leader. He had legitimate power through his position as the foreman. The angry father (juror number 3) demonstrated leadership through the power of coercion and tried to control the votes of the other jurors through fear. The angry father was always trying to pressure the other members by being forceful and interrupting everyone when they were speaking. Juror number 4 (the stockbroker with glasses) was actually one of the most sensible people at the table. He didn’t let his emotions influence his verdict. He actually believed the kid was guilty based on the testimony of the lady who said she saw the murder take place. It
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