Movie: Prince of Persia 1. Describe the leadership style In the story The Prince of Persia Dastan with his two brothers: Garsiv and Tus plan battle strategies, a spy sends word that the Holy City of Alamut has been supplying weapons to enemies of Persia. Taking matters into his own hands, Tus orders an attack on the sacred city and upon its fall Dastan encounters the beautiful Princess Tamina. When King Sharaman dies under mysterious circumstances shortly after, and Dastan is accused of his murder, he flees with the princess on a harrowing mission to clear his name.
Learning from Tamina the true motives behind Alamut’s invasion, Dastan must embark on a perilous quest to stop an evil mastermind’s plot for ultimate power with a mystical weapon that can control the very fabric of time. He manages to handle it well so that it’ll not be handed by the dark forces. In Persia, in the Royal City of Nasaf, the fair King Sharaman rules the empire with his brother Nizan. Sharaman has two sons, but adopts the orphan Dastan that becomes part of his family.
Years later, the Holy City of Alamut ruled by Princess Tamina is under siege of the troops led by Tus, Garsiv and Dastan, after their uncle Nizan had intercepted a spy carrying weapons for Alamut. Dastan invades the city with his men to avoid a massacre and the Persian army conquers the city. Dastan gets a dagger from an enemy and King Sharaman comes to Almut very upset with the invasion of the holy city. Then he arranges the marriage of Dastan with Princess Tamina. When Dastan gives a holy cloak delivered by Tus to his father, the mantle is poisoned and kills Sharaman.
Dastan is accused of betrayal but he escapes with Princess Tamina. Sooner he finds that the dagger is a powerful device to travel and change time and that Tus is not the traitor and he engages with Tamina in a quest for justice. The leadership type that is taken in the story Prince of Persia is Strategic Leadership. This leadership allows the leader to think first before doing an action, provides the vision and direction for the growth and success of an organization. To successfully deal with change, all executives need the skills and tools for both strategy formulation and implementation.
Managing change and ambiguity requires strategic leaders who not only provide a sense of direction, but who can also build ownership and alignment within their workgroups to implement change. 2. ) Compare to other types of leadership ? The Laissez Faire Leadership Style The style is largely a “hands off” view that tends to minimize the amount of direction and face time required. Works well if you have highly trained and highly motivated direct reports. ? The Autocratic Leadership Style The autocratic style has its advocates, but it is falling out of favor in many countries.
Some people have argued that the style is popular with today’s CEO’s, who have much in common with feudal lords in Medieval Europe. ? The Participative Leadership Style It’s hard to order and demand someone to be creative, perform as a team, solve complex problems, improve quality, and provide outstanding customer service. The style presents a happy medium between over controlling (micromanaging) and not being engaged and tends to be seen in organizations that must innovate to prosper. Situational Leadership Situational Leadership.
In the 1950s, management theorists from Ohio State University and the University of Michigan published a series of studies to determine whether leaders should be more task or relationship (people) oriented. The importance of the research cannot be over estimated since leaders tend to have a dominant style; a leadership style they use in a wide variety of situations. Surprisingly, the research discovered that there is no one best style: leaders must adjust their leadership style to the situation as well as to the people being led. The Emergent Leadership Style
Contrary to the belief of many, groups do not automatically accept a new “boss” as leader. We see a number of ineffective managers who didn’t know the behaviors to use when one taking over a new group. ? The Transactional Leadership Style The approach emphasizes getting things done within the umbrella of the status quo; almost in opposition to the goals of the transformational leadership. It’s considered to be a “by the book” approach in which the person works within the rules. As such, it’s commonly seen in large, bureaucratic organizations. The Transformational Leadership Style
The primary focus of this leadership style is to make change happen in: • Our Self, • Others, • Groups, and • Organizations Charisma is a special leadership style commonly associated with transformational leadership. While extremely powerful, it is extremely hard to teach. Visionary Leadership, The leadership style focuses on how the leader defines the future for followers and moves them toward it. ? Team Leadership A few years ago, a large corporation decided that supervisors were no longer needed and those in charges were suddenly made “team leaders. Today, companies have gotten smarter about teams, but it still takes leadership to transition a group into a team. ? Facilitative Leadership This is a special style that anyone who runs a meeting can employ. Rather than being directive, one uses a number of indirect communication patterns to help the group reach consensus. ? Leadership Influence Styles Here one looks at the behaviors associated how one exercises influence. For example, does the person mostly punish? Do they know how to reward? ? Cross-Cultural Leadership Not all individuals can adapt to the leadership styles expected in a ifferent culture; whether that culture is organizational or national. ? Coaching A great coach is definitely a leader who also possesses a unique gift–the ability to teach and train. ? Level 5 Leadership This term was coined by Jim Collins in his book Good to Great: Why Some Company’s make the Leap and Other Don’t. As Collins says in his book, “We were surprised, shocked really, to discover the types of leadership required for turning a good company into a great one. ” What he seems to have found is what The Economist calls “The Cult of the Faceless Boss. ? Servant Leadership Some leaders have put the needs of their followers first. For example, the motto of the Los Angeles Police Department, “To Protect and Serve. ” reflects this philosophy of service. One suspects these leaders are rare in business. 3. ) Do you agree w/ the leadership style of the protagonist? Yes, because he manages the situation well and he thinks before he leaps. Even though he struggle a lot of problem he manages to think about how to marshal the resources/people to execute strategy.
The protagonist holds up the main solution until the end without abusing it, but rather thinks of it as the primary solution for the problem. He also manages to handle a team that in the future fortunately will help them against the enemies, like he invest for the future. I agree to his leadership not just because he saves his country but rather he uses this strategy to save his love ones. 4. ) If you’re in the place of the protagonist, are you going to apply the same leadership style?
Yes, because as I watch that movie he was in the palm of a good hand or should I say he’s the good guy. I want to lead the way that he does because the result was to save his country. He manages it so well that in the end he got what he deserves. His leadership style, the strategic leadership allows us to think of what should we do before we put that in an action. He approximately believes that he can handle the situation well that even his life was at risk. I want to lead a way to change my country like the protagonist did. His story was a good inspiration