12 Angry Men

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Assistant (Martin Balsam)

Leadership theory – Vroom and Yetton’s Normative Model (Situational Leadership) ⇨ Leader shares problems with followers as a group and then seeks and accepts consensus agreement. ⇨ Martin Balsam is an assistant coach; his position in the jury room is a foreman. On the football field, Vance acts as a mediator, a leader, and an organizer. As a foreman for this trial, Martin definitely carries all those traits into the jury room with him. If it were not for Martin, there would not have been any order in the jury room. He acts as a coach in the jury room as he formed fine lines of respect. He acts as a mediator for all of the arguments that went on in the jury room. Every time, Martin is there to calm everyone down and gain back order in the room. His leadership skills also shine in the jury room as well. He controls and leads every discussion, speaking order, voting, and demonstration. Martin takes on the leading role and handles it well. He also brings organization into the jury room by organizing the juries, the discussions, and the votes. With the excellent traits that Martin brings into the jury room, he allows the trial to run smoothly and effectively.

Architect (Henry Fonda)
Trait Theory
⇨ Good interpersonal skills: Able to communicate and persuade others without resort to negative or coercive tactics. ⇨ Henry has the ability to influence others very much, and hence at last he had converted the rigid decisions of all others in his favor. As a leader, he was one who wants to discuss the whole matter in detail very rationally before taking any decision. He was very sharp with his mind and hence used his intelligence as power to influence, manipulate, negotiate and dominate others. He can be considered as ‘the initiator’ of the whole discussion otherwise others have already (in beginning of the discussion) decided that the boy was guilty which was highly influenced from their own personal prejudices, stereotyping...
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