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12 Angry Men Leadership and Power Analysis Reflecting on the Jurors in the film “12 Angry Men,” only 2 out of the 12 jurors possessed legitimate power, expert power and referent power. Others seemed to have no knowledge of the jury and were simply supposed to be labeled as followers. Study.com (2015) defines legitimate power as the power one derives from their formal position or office held in an organizational hierarchy of authority. This type of power can be seen in Juror number eight who is also known as Henry Fonda. An architect, who instigates a thoughtful reconsideration of the case against the accused. In the movie, we see Davis (Juror #8) as an ideal leader as he attempts to promote different ideas of the case to prove possibility of innocence in the convicted boy. After all the twelve jurors had taken their vote, juror number eight was the only one who voted not guilty contrary to the other 11 jurors in the room, when asked why, he responded “It’s not so easy for me to raise my hand and send a boy off to die without talking about it first” (Fonda). This is a

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