Analysis Of ' Twelve O ' Clock High ' And Observed On Management Performance Of The Two Main Characters

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For the purpose of this study, I examined an old film ‘Twelve O’clock High’ and observed the management performance of the two main characters, Colonel Keith Davenport and General Frank Savage. At the beginning of the film, the squadron is suffering from bad luck, low morale and high casualties. In light of continued budget cuts and fewer forces to conduct deployment missions, Davenport believes higher headquarters are giving him impossible missions to attain. Davenport uses this excuse as a scapegoat to his own ineffective management style as he is failing badly at leading his troop’s because he is too worried about his men opposed to the mission. Although his behavior is admirable it is actually constituting to more fatalities among his pilots. Leadership and management are needed to convert challenges into opportunities. A manager can be seen as a ‘person who has the responsibility, control and influence over a person or group of people and their activities’. Leader = ‘being a person’s reason for doing something’ A leaders overarching goal is to transform their followers into self-actualised individuals who see their actions intrinsically connected to an organisations success (FIND A REFERENCE FOR THIS!!!). Davenport: Colonel Davenport possessed a variety of leadership and management skills including … He was well respected from the Squadron and likewise he would do everything he could to protect them. Davenport would often take the blame for the Squadrons mistakes and

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