Tyler Perry Leadership Analysis

1251 Words 6 Pages
When a person desires to successfully lead a group of people, as owner of a business, head of a ministry, or in any other capacity, it is imperative to develop good leadership skills. This research is of a well-known leader, Emmit Perry Jr. also known as, Tyler Perry, owner of Tyler Perry Studios. The report will critique his leadership style, including strengths and weaknesses in light of the Kouzes and Posner (2004) principles of “model the way,” “inspired a shared vision,” ”challenge the process,” “enable others to act, and “encourage the heart” (p. 2). Finally, this research will summarize why I choose Tyler Perry as a leader.
“What I know about me is that, in order to lead, you also have to know how to follow,” Perry said. (Perry, 2017)
…show more content…
Born on September 13, 1969 in New Orleans, Louisiana, Tyler’s childhood is marked by poverty, suffered years of abuse by the hands of his father and being sexually abused outside the home. At one point, he attempted to commit suicide to escape from his hard-hitting situation. He dropped out of high school but later eventually earned a GED. Before discovering his true passion, he held many unrewarding trades and even lived out of his car for a time. He found an outlet by writing about his life that inspired from watching one of Oprah Winfrey’s shows. In 1992, Tyler moved to Atlanta to full fill his dream by hosting his own play but failed numerous times. Determined, he continued to pursue his dream of hosting a show and in 1998, it finally took flight where hundreds of African-Americans lined up to watch his show he devoted his life to, I know I’ve been changed. Tyler’s work began with a play he scribbled in a notebook, fueled by angry and resentment; he has grown it into a powerful bond with so many people. He wanted to own a network and get a positive reinforcement for his audience (followers). Tyler is in a position where he can share life lessons with other people and to help others reach their goal. The position he is in now seems important to him as he speaks about how hard he worked for where he is …show more content…
38). He leads example by inspiring many through his work as he delivers words of great depth. His willingness to be open and dedication to creating new work that became a point of inspiration and economic opportunity for many. "We all need purpose, the reason why we do what we do and how we lead. Purpose is uplifting, encouraging. You know why you are doing what you are doing. Life without purpose is like a very expensive yacht with no rudder." (Perry, 2017) The first Tyler Perry Studio was 60 acres which employed 300 people bringing opportunities to the Atlanta community, which was launched in 2006. Perry has made it a point to control and own his brand. He considered launching his own TV network before he signed an exclusive production deal with Oprah’s OWN network in 2013. As head of Tyler Perry productions, he expanded the studio in 330 acres. The Dream Building which symbolizes “commitment to empowerment,” in hopes that it serves as a model and giving a major boost to cultural diversity. This will provide employment by creating 3,000 to 4,000 new jobs and recruiting people from the poorer communities around Atlanta. This is his way of giving back. This “beyond you” leadership style evident on his movie sets has a positive difference that has a sense of camaraderie. The environment of feeling valued and being treated with respect

Related Documents