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The paper examines the film "Hoosiers," which shows that different leadership styles are effective in different situations. The paper discusses how the main character, Dale, employs the authoritarian style of leadership throughout most of the film. The paper shows that despite the fact that it initially fuels the flames of the already-existing hostility of both the team and community, it is ultimately the best style to use in these circumstances. The paper discusses the style of leadership suitable for supervising criminals, which would be authoritative or authoritarian that could be changed if prisoners show themselves trustworthy to a degree appropriate for taking responsibility. The paper relates that in supervising a team of officers, it is probably best to use the authoritarian style initially, but this can vary as appropriate to each individual situation.
From the Paper:"Dale initially uses an authoritarian leadership style, bordering on the autocratic. This is the result of the extreme hostility that both the townspeople and the players display towards him. The authoritarian style is necessary in order to establish Dale's position as an authority in his field. Although it does little to endear the coach to those who make themselves his enemies, this leadership style proves effective in terms of results: under Norman's leadership, the team wins the 1952 Indiana State Championship."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Hoosiers (1986). www.imdb.com/title/tt0091217
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Leadership Styles (2007, February 14) Retrieved December 17, 2014, from http://www.academon.com/term-paper/leadership-styles-92131/
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