Examples Of Leadership In Remember The Titans

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Leadership is an important skill in management and life. A leader is someone who motivates and persuades others to follow a plan. In Remember the Titans Coach Boone is the leader of the Titans football team. Coach Boone exhibits many key attributes of a leader like influencing the Caucasian football players to get to know their African American team mates better. He used coercive power on his players by making them do “three a day practices” until they learned enough about each other. Coercive Power is the “Authority or power that is dependent on fear, suppression of free will, and/or use of punishment or threat, for its existence.” (What is coercive Power?, web). Coach Boone used his leadership skills, attitude and affective behavior to move …show more content…
Selling is “involves more back-and-forth between leaders and followers. Leaders ‘sell’ their ideas and message to get group members to buy into the process.” (Cherry, web). Selling requires more work and motivation from the team and requires less hands-on work from the leader. In Remember the Titans Coach Boone takes the football players for a run to Gettysburg, there he says “You listen…and you take a lesson from the dead. If we don’t come together…right now, on this hallowed ground… then we too will be destroyed.” (Remember the Titans). In this moment Coach Boone is selling the football players. He Sells the Idea by telling the players what will happen if they continue to fight. Telling is a good way of building enthusiasm among the teams or …show more content…
This is when the leader gives less direction and starts letting the team or group make new ideas and decisions. They are being guided by the leader not being told exactly what to do. A wonderful example of Participating in Remember the Titians is at football camp. Gerry approaches Ray about not blocking his man and it seems as if a fight is going to ensue. Some coach tries to run and brake it up but Coach Yoast stops him and says “Wait a minute, wait, wait. Let them handle this” (Remember the Titans). Coach Yoast is using participation. He let Gerry make the action but he guided it. The last style is Delegating. Delegating is when the leader “Turnover responsibility for decisions and implementation” (Power point slides). This happened in Remember the Titans when Coach Boone goes to Coach Yoast and hands him a analysis of opposing team plays. Coach Yoast tells Coach Boone “The only time we’d be seeing Ed Henry is at the state championship.” Coach Boone responds “Mm-hmm” (Remember the Titans). This jester meant Coach Boone delegating his power to Coach Yoast and Coach Yoast stepped up to take charge. All of these styles are different but important and a good leader knows when to use

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