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This is the final assessment part of a cluster of AACSB initiatives. You must complete it before the end of the term but after Module 4.
Before attempting this assignment, please view the following films:
The Godfather (1972) (Links to an external site.). The film is widely available. Widely regarded as one of the greatest films of all time, this crime drama is based on Mario Puzo’s eponymous novel and focuses on the powerful and fictitious Italian-American mob family of Don Vito Corleone. The Godfather has received critical acclaim and is seen as one of the greatest and most influential films of all time. The film not only defined the genre but forever changed how all films would be evaluated.
The Help (2011) (Links to an external site.) The film is widely available. It is a period film about an aspiring author during the civil rights movement of the 1960s who decides to write a book detailing the African American maids’ point of view on the white families for which they work, and the hardships they go through on a daily basis. The film won multiple awards and was mostly praised for the acting. However, the film’s depiction of race drew some criticism as having a white savior narrative.
In the film, The Godfather we follow the story of Vito Corelone’s strategies for controlling both his family and the clandestine crime empire to which they belong. The film follows the rise of a treacherous rival who wants Corleone to engage in a new strategic direction for his family enterprise. At the same time, we watch the rise of new leader within the family, Vito’s son Michael and the decisions he must make to secure his family’s safety and future.
Is Vito an ethical decision-maker?
Describe Vito Corleone’s capacity as an ethical leader.
How do Vito’s ethics guide the family organization?
In the film, The Help, an aspiring author living in the American South during the civil rights era is writing a book about the daily hardships of African American maids working for white families.
What leadership theory best informs Skeetar Phelan about the situation she faces in gathering data and stories from Aibileen Clark and Minny Jackson? State the theory and justify your answer.
What relevant theory identifies informs us of Aibileen Clark’s leadership that can predict her effectiveness? State the theory and justify your answer.
The central conflict of The Help is that Aibileen Clark is trying to cope with her son’s untimely death, support Mae Mobley despite her mother’s neglectful ways, and deal with the oppressive social norms for people of color in her community. What leadership theory could best inform Aibileen about managing and resolving this conflict.
The work here is not extensive, do not develop long essays. These are relatively short answer responses of about 3-5 sentences with the essays being no more 250-300 words for each part.
Make sure your name is in the header of the document and include page numbers. Follow APA formatting in your references as needed, and the general APA conventions on the document (sans-serif 12pt font like Arial, Helvetica or Century Gothic, 1″ margins, etc.).
Submit your document only as one of the following file types: .docx, .doc, .pdf