The team slowly creeps into the norming stage and it is evident during the Gettysburg run scene Remember the Titans, 31:00. What are the effects that one recommendation can have on history? This paper gives a description of the coaches and the team players who showed leadership qualities even in the most difficult situations because they knew that their team needs them. A good leader must have a strategic vision to provide direction and motivation for his team. Participative leadership tends to be successful when dealing with people who have expertise in areas related to the specific goal we are pursuing, and once they understand their role in the group, they interiorize it and act driven by this specific role. He leads his team to perfection and is able to promote unity, respect while changing bias and attitudes along the way.
Her love for the game and relationship with her father provided her with experience needed to accurately interoperate certain situations and provide effective feedback. Arguments over who gets which bed and what posters to hang on walls eventually gives way to a fist fight between Gary the white captain and Julius the black team leader who were assigned to room together Remember the Titans, 19:10. Meeting the Ethical Challenges of Leadership 2nd edition. Both Coach Boone and coach Yoast use the path goal model of leadership. They are confident and have the ability to take themselves to new heights as a program. Each of the films you have to choose from address one or more of the primary research areas of our class. Boone believed that cooperative working of the team is very crucial to win.
Despite the race relations in Remember the Titans, this movie is about exceptional leadership. Here, we make it work every day. Structure: Your essay will unpack and examine the issues addressed in the film that you see as most pertinent. Full Walking by the Seashore I remember the soothing touch of the cool breeze from the sea as I walked by the beach one late afternoon. He shows great concern for a player when he hugs him after hearing about his eligibility for college and he lets Gary make the decision to kick Ray off the team. In this way, he is able to challenge them, drive them to a perfection that gives them pride, hope and a desire to win that scores them a 5-0 winning streak.
When there is a goal to be reached the leader asks for opinions and ideas from others, and chooses the best plan that will make things work for the good of all. In one of the Remember the Titans 3 Titans: scenes, Coach Boone led his exhausted team to a field where the Gettysburg battle took place, where the blood of countless Americans was spilled. Structurally, if Coach Yoast had maintained the head coach position, the politically ramifications of the teenager death would not have been satisfied because of the anger around the individuals death. Leadership Theory and Practice, 5th Edit. As a team evolves and changes players start to recognize who they are and where they want to go as a team.
S1 falls on the spectrum that is high on task behavior but low on relationship behavior. Coach Boone demonstrates emotional intelligence at this point by not acting to the father because he knows he is upset about something in his personal life. Both Coach Boone and coach Yeast use the path goal model of leadership. He has the drive and the ambition to succeed. Here we see Yoast collaborating with the emotional needs of the player to make the best use of him on the field. Any leader who tries to change something in a substantial way is going to face situations in which they have to make critical decisions. Theory X and Y Both theory X and theory Y can be compared to any leadership style, including the ones listed above.
However, he does not realize that if he goes he is creating uncertainty among the players who are used to him who want to quit football if he leaves. Boone never micro-manages Yoast, instead he allows his subordinate to manage defense with out interjecting, until Yoast asks him for help on their last game. The manual used for this is field manual 6-22, Army Leadership: Competent, Confident, and Agile, which focuses on many various leadership tools and stories of past leadership within the military. At this point, roles are clear and the team is sorting out what it stands for. Racial tensions were building between team members because their school, T. Players step up and get the job done when they are called on Remember the Titans, 1:09:30 , and the bad seeds are weeded out by the players, like when Gary decides he needs to kick Ray off the team for not doing his job Remember the Titans, 1:12:25.
The team falls into the R1 category of readiness during this forming stage. In S4, the leader turns over responsibility for decisions and implementation. Neither races are obliging to this rash decision being enforced but there was nothing to be done about it. Julius and Gerry illustrate that perfectly. When I was fifteen years old I lost my mother and my father in the same month Ronnie, same month.
Hold on to your values Toward the end, there was immense pressure on Coach Yoast to give up his belief of integration and unity of the blacks and the whites and accept the tempting offer by the school board. Slowly it is seen that he is actually a transformational leaders using punishment as means to get the team members to cooperate and trust each other, which they would have in an ordinary situation. As practice gets underway, there is constant conflict between teammates and coaches alike. He also believed that it was important for the members of a team to know and understand each other. In other words, emotional intelligence is required for the good of the team which is something Coach Boone can relate to and makes him mature emotionally. The film revolves around bringing on board Herman Boone as an assistant coach in an all-white coaching staff and is later appointed as the head coach, a position he is reluctant at first to accept but finally accepts when he realizes that he is held in high esteem and respect, something that was lacking in their community. Managing differences Like how Coach Boone managed the cultural and ethnic discrimination between the two camps, every good leader must recognize and manage the different expectations, beliefs and values of a team.
The turning point into the performing phase is when the team calls a meeting without the coaches and comes up with their own warm-up routine to distinguish themselves from everyone else and to make sure they are playing with heart and soul Remember the Titans, 1:04:00. Different styles are needed for different situations but leader should know when to use a particular approach. His team of football players had a problem with open prejudice and hostility between the black and white players. Organizations typically embark on the path when they feel compelled to respond to major problems or opportunities Bolman, Deal, 2003. Coach Yoast · Flexible · Supportive · Confident · Accustomed · Compassionate Coach Yoast is different in the sense that he believed that emphasizing his players needs and personal interests would result in success, because of this I don't think he follows one sole leadership style. Therefore, I believe that he, to some extent, follows a Hersey-Blanchard technique. He utilizes his strong demeanor and gives a speech about the history of the Battle of Gettysburg and how they are repeating history by fighting against their own brothers.
Gerry stands out as a true leader because of his personality and traits. In the movie Remember the titans, the people with white skin have more social power at the beginning as they are considered better than people with coloured skin. He strove to achieve milestones in his strategic vision by pushing the boys, changing the way they are used to doing things as much as their team had changed from integration. His used their love towards the game as a motivator to make sure they cooperated. Coach Boone exemplifies behavioral leadership style right from his exterior with his difficult childhood and being a seasoned civil right activist influencing his behavior and his leadership style.