L E A D E R S H I P I N T H E M O V I E S
(Based on a true story)
Submitted by: Dana D’Angelo with Contributors Released: 2011
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Studio: Columbia Pictures
Phone: 215-895-2954 Genre: Biography/ Drama/ Sport
Audience Rating: PG-13 Runtime: 133 minutes
Materials: Moneyball DVD or online movie access, appropriate projection system, participant note-taking tools, and online readings access to the following concepts and theories (and related online links):
1. Kouzes and Posner’s Five Pracrices of Exemplary Leadership
2. John Maxwell’s Five Levels of Leadership
3. Wildland Fire Leadership Values and Principles
4. Kirkpatrick and Locke’s Leadership Traits
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5. Goleman’s Leadership Styles
6. Adaptive Leadership
Objective: Students will review various leadership theory illustrated within the film and discuss leadership lessons learned with group members or mentors as well as complete activities and assignments.
Basic Plot: With little fiscal leeway, general manager for the comparatively broke Oakland A’s, Billy Beane, sets out to rethink the drafting and trading process, to meet both financial and competitive requirements using ivy league statistician, Peter Brand. Rebelling against the traditional system, which had proved ineffective on himself as a player years before, he assembles an unlikely team to try to achieve a winning season, despite their individual weaknesses, bargain players scouts considered flawed, but all of whom have an ability to get on base, score runs, and win games. The film is based on the 2003 book...