North Country

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Abstract North Country (2005) is a fictionalized account of the first groundbreaking successful sexual harassment case in the United States -- Jenson vs. Eveleth Mines, where a woman who endured a range of abuse while working as a miner filed and won the landmark 1984 lawsuit. This essay aims to analyze the different roles of leadership and leadership effectiveness in the film North Country. Table of Contents 1. Introduction…………………………………………………………………...3 2. Defining Leadership, leadership Effectiveness, Theories and Practice………4 3. North Country: defining Aimes’ Leadership Model…………………....…….7 4. Conclusion…………………………………………………………………….9 5. Appendix……………………………………………………………………...11 6. Reference…show more content…
Leadership effectiveness is a topic that continues to cause considerable attention in both the popular and scholarly literature (Waldman, Ramirez, House & Puranam, 2001). Increasing globalization and the challenges of operating in the global economy have only served to heighten this interest. Developing an understanding of what constitutes effective leadership, however, has been a complex undertaking. The debate has ranged from the belief that leadership is a “useless concept”. The assertion that, after controlling for confounding errors, differences in executive leadership explained as much as 45 percent of an organization’s performance. Although numerous studies have been conducted on this topic, much of this research has focused on CEOs and other top leaders in small groups such as executive teams. These studies have generally been divided between the views of what Thomas (1988) calls “Individualists and Contextualists”. Individualists support the position that leaders have a significant and possibly crucial impact on the performance of the organizations they lead. Contextualists, on the other hand, emphasize that the contributions of individual leaders are limited by situational factors. The discussion and analysis of the film North Country (2005) demonstrates an empirical line between individual leader effectiveness and the culture of the community and organisation. The film also demonstrates how the leadership role changed over
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