The paper “ The School of Rock - Leadership Styles, Traits, and Competencies of the Central Character Dewey Finn” is a pathetic example of the movie review on management. This paper begins with the assessment of leadership styles, traits, and competencies of the central character ‘ Dewey Finn’ . The type of leadership style portrayed by Finn is inspiring leadership (Northouse 2012 pp. 40). As a leader, he effectively applies several of this type of leadership’ s foundational principles, where he both inspires followers and upholds his groups’ vision. As such, Finn clearly understands what he wants to achieve and puts concerted efforts in convincing his group members that they should effortlessly practice winning the local band contest.
He assists his members in practicing singing and wins their belief that they will eventually win the competition despite the various difficult obstacles facing them. As a strong leader, Finn makes all the groups’ decisions without discussing or consulting the members (Buchanan and Huczynski 2012 pp. 121). However, he firmly believes that his members would be better inspired if they would be persuaded that his decisions represent the best course of action.
Finn, therefore, does a lot of elucidating and marketing of his decision for defeating possible opposition to what he wants to accomplish. Finn also injects a lot of interest in the aims he has put for his group. Finn demonstrates several leadership traits in the movie. The first leadership trait displayed by Finn is confidence (Strang 2007 pp. 427). As such, Finn created an environment of confidence in winning the music contest to the pupils, parents, audience, and the school principal. When everything went wrong in front of the parents, Finn remained composed and poised.
The pupils as a result also showed the confidence they had been instilled by Finn of winning the contest after having practiced hard for it. They also portrayed implanted confidence by Finn despite having known that he impersonated as a qualified teacher. As a result, the pupils increased their morale of participation and the poise of a win. In the long run, Finn’ s team won the battle due to their implanted steady confidence by him.
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