CASE STUDY 3
POWER AND LEADERSHIP
FLIGHT OF PHOENIX
Power – The work of French and Raven identifies that there is a difference between
“position power” and “personal power”. Discuss the difference between these
“power bases” and how the difference is exemplified by characters in the movie.
Power is the authority of the position you have in the
association’s structure. Individual power is your own aptitude and capacity to
impact individuals regardless of whether you have any formal power. Power is
gotten from an office and in addition individual influence or both. Position in
an association have pretty much position control than their forerunner having
in a comparative position in a similar association. It doesn’t involve the workplace
having a power, but instead the extent to which those individuals, to whom
administrators’ report will appoint specialist and duty down to them.
Individual power is the degree to which supporter’s regard, like, and are
focused on their pioneer and their objectives are being fulfilled by the
objectives of their leader. Individual power, in their words, is the degree to
which individuals will take after a leader. In motion picture there are two
characters in film, Frank towns is shown as a captain in the movie and Elliot
is an engineer. In the picture the greater part of the survivor’s taken after
whatever their captain said yet when the new captain Elliot accompanied more
power and he build trust in everybody’s heart than they began tailing him.
In our discussion of
leadership, we looked at the statement: “Some managers can’t lead, and some
leaders can’t manage”. Identify an example from the film that demonstrates that
this statement is valid, or at least partially so.
A few people can deal with things however some can’t as
nobody is great. Some are great in some special things to manage by their-self
if they lead. Captain towns was not ready to manage everybody but rather he was
great at keeping everybody together except he had no arrangement to remove them
from any circumstance. While, Elliot could deal with the group and had answer
for remove them from the issue, yet he was not able make everybody feels
reliable as nobody believes him, at that point lidle set up everybody together
and he gave towns a substantial reason and requesting that he take after Elliot
and try to get them out from the dessert without any harm. So, frank always
becomes a shining hope for them.
Explain why the team
initially looks to Captain Frank Towns (Dennis Quaid) in expectation that he
will take on the leadership role?
The group desires from the Frank towns were high from the
earliest starting point when he was flying the plane till the Johan Davis
vanishing news which was stunning for everybody who was hoping to live with
less water on desert. However, everybody’s desires from captain wasn’t right as
they think to remake the plane by Elliot. Then the captain said ” simply
do nothing, the more we hold up the better possibility we have someone spotting
us, but captain’s thinking is totally changed when James influenced him to
understand that he will rather incredible! These words still made towns appear
to be feel proud when Elliott remarked “at last you see the light
towns” and captain consequently remarked “I don’t have to take orders
from you. The main problem was that everyone seems to be dependent on the
captain as they thought that he will solve their problem.
and Blanchard argue that leaders are more effective when
they use a leadership style based on the individuals or groups they’re leading.
characters in the film that are examples of the “Leadership Styles” as defined
by Hersey – Blanchard. Be sure to
explain the reasoning for your selections.
Leadership Styles” is characterized by Hersey and
Blanchard as the two main characters are Towns and Elliot. Elliot, was arrogant
nature wise who always want to complete his work without any pause. At last when
Elliot was the last seek for everybody, he gave them task that what they will
do and towns likewise took part to deal with the issue which was first leader
of everybody. Than he chose to include less by giving all work to group and
Elliot and he only checked all that what was going on as he was just a part of
team by taking less responsibilities.
When Elliot yells “Who
is the boss of everyone?” he is effectively taking the group hostage due to his
“special skills”. This turns out to be a less than effective leadership style
and method of motivating the team. Describe an example from your own work life,
in which you or your team, were affected negatively by the style of leadership
I am working at Mr Lube and my store manager is so rude as
he always did discrimination with me. He doesn’t like as I am Indian, and another
thing is that I wear turban. He always treats me bad as he cut my job hours and
send me home early and he never allows me to sit for a while when I felt tired.
He always shows that he is superior to me. I want to share an incident that
happen two weeks ago which was that he ordered me took all the garbage bags out
and clean the parking lot. On that day the temperature was near about -16 and
due to that I felt sick. But my Area
manager is so good and polite. I told him about the problem and he understand
everything what I want to say about the manager. Then he changed my shifts to
other days with another manager to make me feel comfortable.
Research and provide a
minimum of 3 quotes on power and leadership. Identify your “favorite”, and
explain why you believe it to be meaningful to you and your career.