Part 1 – Leadership Traits:
Using the table below, rate the leadership traits exhibited by Miranda Priestly in the movie “The Devil Wore Prada”. Use a scale of 1 to 10 indicating least to highest value. Scoring:
|Articulate |10 |8. Dependable |3 | |Perceptive |4 |9. Friendly |1 | |Self-Confident |10 |10. Outgoing |4 | |Self-assured |10 |11. Conscientious |9 | |Persistent |10 |12. Diligent |10 | |Determined |10 |13. Sensitive |1 | |Trustworthy |3 |14. Empathic |2 |
Questions: Note: Answers to these questions may or may not be the same. 1. Based on your observations, which leadership traits appear to be most important?
Her Self-Assured seems to be the most important trait. She knows what she wants, when she wants it, and how it is to be done. She knows that the people working for her fear/admire her and that even if she asks for the impossible, her employees are willing to do whatever it takes to make it happen.
2. Why do you think the employees of “Runway” were willing to follow Miranda Priestly?
Because she is one of the world’s top leading fashion designers. She is known by everyone in the fashion industry and is the editor-in-chief of the most popular New York fashion magazine “Runway”. They know that working for her will get them anywhere in the fashion world. Women all over the world would kill to have a job working for Miranda,...
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