Leadership and Decision Making.

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CENTRE FOR ENERGY,
PETROLEUM AND MINERAL LAW AND POLICY
STATEMENT OF ORIGINALITY
I.D. STUDENT:100019814
PROGRAMME:MSc International Oil and Gas Management
MODULE: Code CP 52060
Name: Leadership and Decision Making TITLE OF THE
RESEARCH PAPER: 12 Angry Men and Enron Analysis.

ABSTRACT: This research paper briefly analysis the movie clips of 12 Angry Men, an American drama film and Enron Corporation an American energy and Commodity Company. Implementing the theories of leadership and decision making a brief conclusion is derived. Major theories analysed are selective perception, memory and hindsight bias, context dependence, and cognitive dissonance.

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Date:01 – 08 – 2011
Table of content PAGE 1. Introduction……………………………………………………………………3 2. Analysis on 12 Angry Men…………………………………………………....4 3. Selective Perception………………………………...........................................5 3.1. Potent Expectations……................................................................................6 4. Cognitive Dissonance.........................................................................................7 4.1. Pre decisional Dissonance……………………………………...……………7 4.2. Post decisional Dissonance………………………………….……………….7 5. Memory and Hindsight Bias..............................................................................9 5.1. Lady with Specs………………………………………………………………9 5.2. Hindsight Bias Effect……………………………….……………………….10 6. Context Dependence…………………………………………………………..11 6.1. Contrast Effect……………………..……………...………………………..11 6.2. Primary Effect………………………………………………………...…….11 6.3. Recency Effect………………………………………………………………11 6.4. Halo Effect…………………………………………………………………..12 7. The ENRON…………………………………………………………………..13 8. Conclusion……………………………………………………………………15 References……………………………………………………………………….16

1. INTRODUCTION
This movie sets a best example for leadership and decision making skills. Then movie starts with accusation of an 18 year lad for the murder of his father. The Jury is set for the discussion of the murder and to submit its impartial verdict to the court. This jury comprises of 12 different professionals. The main character played by Hendry Fonda stirs the mind of rest 11 jurors, in favour of his reason of doubt on the boy’s embossed image of guilty. The convincing facts and possibility in favour of the boy of being not guilty is presented by Hendry Fonda to his co-jurors and gaining the support and attention of the rest. Here we discuss about the theory of leadership and decision making which suits in the different episode of the movie and analysing its effect and correlation with the ENRON. The major theories contributed towards this analysis are selective perception, cognitive dissonance, memory and hindsight bias, and context dependence.

2. ANALYSING 12 ANGRY MEN
This movie starts from a court room were the judge leaves the trial to discuss by the jurors. A young lad around 18 years old accused of his father’s murder, cornered with strong witnesses from his neighbourhood. The boy is already portrayed as murderer and there is no hope for proving his innocence. The juror’s starts their conversation hoping the boy to be the murderer and 11 jurors...
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