Leadership Values in the Blind Side

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The Blind Side

The Blind Side represents many characteristics of The Key and management leadership. The Law of Attraction is used many times in this movie. One example would be when Leigh Anne Tuohy is told that she is changing Michael’s life and she responds that he is changing hers. This shows that by the Tuohy family helping Michael Oher in return he is giving them benefits back. The Key is the basis of the leadership role the Tuohy’s found themselves in. They showed a genuine care and respect for Michael which translated to his overall success. Their commitment to advancing his life in a positive way personifies The Key. The Tuohy’s also used The Key in team and family building. Throughout the movie the importance of being
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One of the undertones brought up throughout the movie is the use of adaptive management leadership, which consequently is section 15 in The Key. The people that support Michael must display a large ability to adapt to different styles of management; just as any great leader or manager should be able to do in their professional and personal life. Take for example when Michael first begins spring football practice and they are all on the field. This is the first time that Michael has ever played football and he literally, knows absolutely nothing about the game or how it is played. This is where the coach’s adaptive management and leadership come into play. Also, Leigh Anne displays adaptive leadership when she goes out onto the field in the middle of practice and begins comparing the football team to her family and telling Michael that he needs to guard his quarterback as if he were his mother. This also ties in to enhancement of management leadership, section 16 of The Key. Even upon meeting Michael when he was in the playground talking to Collins, her son, she displayed leadership and is extremely directive in the ways that she speaks to Michael. When Michael went home with the Tuohy’s for the first time, Leigh Anne asks Michael, “Do you have a place to stay tonight Big


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