Leadership lessons from Twelve Angry Men – lesson 10

Leadership lessons from Twelve Angry Men – lesson 10

  Lesson n°10, “Beware of prejudices”, comes from the tirade by juror n°10, a stalwart of the “guilty camp”. This is a very powerful scene, where, even those “on the same side” as juror n°10 slowly take their distance by either moving away or turning their backs....
Leadership lessons from Twelve Angry Men – lesson 8

Leadership lessons from Twelve Angry Men – lesson 8

  Lesson n°8 puts the spotlight on another juror; it is not only juror n°8 that shows leadership during the film – but that could be the subject of another series of posts. Juror n°11 is one of the quieter members of the jury and not prone to emotional outbursts;...
Leadership lessons from Twelve Angry Men – lesson 7

Leadership lessons from Twelve Angry Men – lesson 7

  The washroom scene is somewhat different from the others, juror n°8 is not “in the thick of the action”. First, he interreacts with juror n°7 and then juror n°6 comes in and after a short exchange, says to juror n°8, “and what if you are wrong; what if you...
Leadership lessons from Twelve Angry Men – lesson 6

Leadership lessons from Twelve Angry Men – lesson 6

  The Ladder of Inference is a model created by Chris Argyris and the old man’s apartment scene is a very good example of the model in use. Everyone, except of course juror n°8, has accepted that the old man in the appartement below was able to get out of bed,...
Leadership lessons from Twelve Angry Men – lesson 5

Leadership lessons from Twelve Angry Men – lesson 5

  The scene based around the discussion of the metro train passing in front of the window is an excellent example of lesson five, “systems thinking”. Juror n°8 fights hard to stay focused while juggling with multiple pieces of information; the speed of the train,...
Leadership lessons from Twelve Angry Men – lesson 4

Leadership lessons from Twelve Angry Men – lesson 4

  The fourth lesson, “the importance of the first follower”, highlights a “tipping point” when influencing others. Up to this point, juror n°8 had been on his own; not everyone was attacking him or criticism his position, but no one was actively supporting him....