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Movie Blog – Legend of Baggar Vance and 12 Angry Men

November 19, 2017

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The movie “Legend of Baggar Vance demonstrates various types of coaching. The LLG1 agreed that the role of Baggar Vance was a sports coach. In the movie, Baggar Vance coaches Randolph Junuh as he attempts win a golfing tournament held in the late 1930’s in Savannah, GA. However, sports’ coaching is the most common coaching style used to assist Randolph Junuh in winning the golf tournament.  Even though Junuh was known as one of the best golfers in the world, his life’s circumstances have a significant psychological impact on his ability to play golf. Vance’s role as his coach was to make sure Junuh would reach his individual goal, winning the golfing tournament. Although Vance did not have experience in playing golf, he was able to coach Junuh on how to let go of the past by moving forward. Ironically after several conversations with Junuh, Vance was able to get him recognize he has the power to change his situation if he gains control of his emotions. Moving forward demonstrates a sign of growth and change. Typically, when a business is considering making a change, they will go outside of the organization to hire a consultant. Believing a consultant will bring new ideas and perspective on the best practices to implement change. Oftentimes when employees allow certain situations take control often their emotions may have an impact on the quality of work performed.  


Twelve Angry Men focused on models of coaching as a tool to reach a unanimous verdict of not guilty.  This film is a perfect demonstration of the evidence-based approach. While watching the credits it was interesting to see actor Henry Fonda plays a dual role in creating this film. He produced the film Twelve Angry Men. In addition to being cast as juror eight, the coach who attempts to get the other jurors to review and discuss the evidence prior to rendering a verdict.  In this film, you will see Fond’s character assist the jurors with developing emotional intelligence competencies that allows them to begin a conversation surrounding change. After analyzing, the film allowed me to see coaching from a different perspective outside of a professional environment. However, the concept for change is the same. Although the jurors were only working together for a short period of time the end-result of change would mean life or death for the juvenile defendant. Which brings me to my final point that is a professional coach may possibly persuade a team of managers to agree to a change, which may be life changing to its customers if the coach is not familiar with the business and the type of change being requested. Therefore, it is pertinent for a coach to establish trust so there may be a candid conversation regarding the intentions of moving from the problem to focusing on a long-term solution.  “Good leaders do the right thing; good managers do things the right way”.


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