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Introduction of the Movie

A young boy is on trial for murder, accused of knifing his father to death. The twelve jurors retire to the jury room, having been admonished that the defendant is innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. Eleven of the jurors vote for conviction, each for reasons of their own. The sole holdout is juror number 8 Henry Fonda, which plays the main role in the movie and persuades other jury members to re-examine the facts involved in this case, and how it takes twist. The main issues that jury re-examines and talks on are 1. He defendant has a weak piece of evidence. 2. A knife he claimed to have lost is found at the murder scene. 3. Several witnesses either heard screaming, saw the killing or the boy fleeing the scene. 4. They re-create the event and stabbing process. 5. The jurors' prejudices and preconceptions about the trial. And how 11 to 1 scene changes into 12 to 0 just by talking and negoiating are the beauty of the film

Describe different Ways to influence 12 angry men

Seeds of doubt : Sow seeds of doubt in the minds of his like Henry Fonda did by asking critical and challenging questions, and let them come to their own conclusion do not force your opinion Thorough preparation: Like Henry Fonda did Going to the neighborhood and finding a similar switch knife, which raised the doubt in their minds and also made them, reconsider the facts and their assumptions

Form Alliance: Its not easy to talk and bargain with each every man alone, so with moving talks you need to form alliance, people who will stand by your point of view, like Henry Fonda did. Avoid Appearing Rigid: Although the minority has to be consistent, at the same time, they have to avoid appearing rigid and inflexible to the majority, like Mr. Fonda did he did not forced anything on to anyone.

Self Confidence: Fonda was clearly self-confident. He had complete conviction in what he was doing and saying which instilled confidence in other members of the jury who were leaning in that direction.

Repetitive Voting : Repetitive voting can help in this case, because the people who are getting at your side with ongoing discussions, can be known and it can also influence others that majority at your side is increasing

What Leadership lessons are learned from 12 angry men?

Consistency: It's not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives. It's what we do consistently. Leaders are always consistent as we also learned from the movie even if you are last man stand be consistent in what you have and believe in. Compassion, kindness: You cannot win peoples hearts if you dont genuinely care about their welfare and well-being. One sure way true leaders are revealed is by what they inspire in others. It was also shown in move by Henry Fondas attitude.

Critical Thinker : He was very sharp with his mind and hence used his intelligence as power to influence, manipulate, negotiate and dominate others

The initiator: He can be considered as the initiator of the whole discussion otherwise others have already (in very starting of the discussion)decided that the boy was guilty which was highly influenced from their own personal prejudices, stereotyping and emotions without any conscious and logical reason

Distant vision and close focus : The most vigilant lesson that Henry Fonda gives that leaders have distant vision they can look beyond a normal man , and have focus on that , they know how to turn their vision into reality.

Helping people to reach their potential: As Henry Fonda did, he re-created some scene, which were in discussion and cleared the mind on the other jurors, and helped them clear their doubts he supported them throughout the film

Briefly Explain 5 Lessons Behavioral change

No aggression stay Calm : We should stay calm, even if the other person we are talking to or we are in negotiations with is aggressive, we can convert his/her anger and can beat him on logical grounds by keeping calm and we can let his anger go and then we can, deal things with more effectiveness and we will be able to get a desirable result benefiting both the parties

Looking up and out: In the start of the negotiation Henry Fondas separates himself from the group. He moves at his own pace, walks over to the window and looks out, and is the 2nd last Juror to seat himself at the table. Its pretty clear that while hes sizing up the group and their mood, hes being careful to separate himself from the group, and maintain a different perspective.

Pointing out a better choice: Henry Fonda point out the other option of Not Guilty he knows that the he cannot force his opinion on the other jurors. They need to be pointed out, so that the choice to vote not guilty seems the more attractive one. Emotions are high in the room, and people are resistant to change

To Have Empathy : Fondas character attempts to understand and walk in the shoes of the kid accused of murdering his father. He talks about what it must have been like for the teenager, constantly pushed around by his father, and living in rough and slum-like conditions. He wasnt using these as excuses, but rather because it provided context for much of the evidence that was being used against the accused. Often this was effective at re-framing the issue, helping others to see things from a different point of view

Influence of the Group or peer pressure: We can change the person behavior by a pressure group or we can say that, like one character in the movie who is interested in watching film gives away the vote because he thinks what all people thinks is right and he likes to go with group, in the start he votes guilty and then not guilty.