Essays on Effectiveness of Leadership in the Movie Mandela - Long Walk to Freedom Movie Review

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The paper “ Effectiveness of Leadership in the Movie Mandela - Long Walk to Freedom” is a dramatic variant of the movie review on management. Effective leaders play an essential role in the development of self-awareness among their followers. For an organization to succeed it would be important for its leaders to develop a proper vision aimed at steering the organization to its projected goals. This requires that a leader uses his or her skills in monitoring their own progress and that of the other members of the organization (Aarons et al, 2014, p.

15). This has a basis on the fact that a leader knows the expected direction that an organization can follow in the setting of implementable goals and objectives. An effective leader is expected to uphold principles that define his or her morals in different situations (Hernon, 2003, p. 45). The main objective of this paper is to provide a critical analysis of effective leadership as portrayed in the movie Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. Attributes of effective leadershipConfidence: This is an attribute that a leader must possess.

Self-confidence is an attribute that is considered fundamental in the growth and development of any leader. It is impossible for one to qualify as a leader if he does not have the courage to achieve his or her objectives. It may be possible for a leader to have all the necessary qualities such as passion and good communication skills (Massey, 2003, p. 78). However, these skills can only become practical and effective when the leader has the courage to express himself. Confidence requires that once a leader has set certain goals, they go ahead to achieve them regardless of the cost or the price that they have to pay (Maxwell, 2003, p.

56). In the movie Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, the director Justin Chadwick portrays Mandela as a character destined for great things since his days as a young man. With the help of his second wife Winnie, cast by Naomi Harris, Mandela decides to fight for the liberty of South Africans. As a leader, Mandela makes a decision to confront the apartheid regime in South Africa through non-violent means. His confidence enables him to mobilize members of the black community in South Africa.

These initiatives help in sending a message to the colonial government despite their ineffective nature.

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http://putlocker.bz/watch-mandela-long-walk-to-freedom-online-free-putlocker.html

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Management, 13, 2, pp. 128-136, Academic Search Complete, EBSCOhost, viewed 14 May 2014.

Palestini, R. H. (2008). A game plan for effective leadership lessons from 10 successful coaches

in moving from theory to practice. Lanham, Md, Rowman & Littlefield Education. http://site.ebrary.com/id/10362513. Academic Search Complete, EBSCOhost, viewed 14 May 2014.

Palmer, S 2013, 'Leaders: Own Your Alligator Brain', Public Manager, 42, 3, pp. 68-70,

Academic Search Complete, EBSCOhost, viewed 14 May 2014.

Palmisano, D. J., & Jindal, B. (2012). The little red book of leadership lessons. New York,

Skyhorse. Academic Search Complete, EBSCOhost, viewed 14 May 2014.

Perkins, D. N. T., Holtman, M. P., & Murphy, J. B. 2012. Leading at the edge: leadership

lessons from the extraordinary saga of Shackleton's Antarctic expedition. New York, NY, American Management Association. Academic Search Complete, EBSCOhost, viewed 14 May 2014.

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Stiintific, 18, 2, pp. 166-172, Academic Search Complete, EBSCOhost, viewed 14 May 2014.

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services: a study of transformational leadership. Boca Raton, Fl, Dissertation.Com. Academic Search Complete, EBSCOhost, viewed 14 May 2014.

Wong, M. S., Lau, T. M., & Lee, A. 2012. The Impact of Leadership Programme on Self-Esteem

and Self-Efficacy in School: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Plos ONE, 7(12), 1-6. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0052023

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