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Film 12 Angry Men has many lessons learned around exemplary Leadership. The film presents a microcosm of culture and organization, as well as the dynamics surrounding leadership, including emotional intelligence, vision and strategy. The film centers on the decision-making process of 12 men, and how one man, by pulling on different leadership lever is able to change a life or death outcome. “12 Angry Men” bring together a heterogenous group of men. Every background you can think of. Each character has a very distinct personality, including different biases and prejudice that shape their judgments. Through the different interaction one is able to see how these factors influence each character’s behavior and how their different degrees of cultural and emotional intelligence play a role in both their decision-making process and their ability to achieve a desired outcome. This becomes particularly evident when you compare two dichotomous characters. Juror #3 with Juror #8. Since the beginning Juror #3 is very vocal about his belief of being guilty trying to impose his actions and words to the rest of the group. He displays a coercive leadership style, commanding people to do as he says. Instead of motivation, which Kotter argues is a more effective leading mechanism, he tries to push them in the right direction as a control mechanism.” His strategy of using logic and restating the arguments stated in court, ends up backfiring, as when he gets pressed, he ends up contradicting himself. Through his action and words, one can also see he has low degrees of emotional intelligence, unable to self- regulate and losing his temper many times. While his desired outcome is to get consensus around guilty vote. He is unable to do this because of his lack of emotional intelligence, displaying aggression and

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