The Lion King Analysis

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The Lion King; Analysis
1. Mufasa demonstrated a significant amount of all three of these skills in the beginning of the movie as he was very successful as the King of pride rock. He is characterized as a righteous, wise, and kindhearted leader, but admirably powerful and courageous as well. Throughout the movie Simba demonstrated development as a leader.
2. Rafiki demonstrated a significant amount of Transformational Leadership when he was motivating Simba to go back and save the people of pride rock. Servant leadership can be demonstrated as the behavior Timon and Pumba demonstrated when saving and taking care of Simba. Servant leaders strive to help their followers who have "broken spirits and have suffered from a variety of emotional hurts. Mufasa demonstrated transformational leadership showing Simba the way but did not force it on him. I would have to characterize Simbas behavior as Authentic Leadership because he was not afraid to openly show his emotions and how he really felt throughout the movie especially when he came to realize that it was him who needed to save the people of Pride Rock. He was also very open to Timon Pumba.
3. Both Timon and Pumba taught Simba their feel good philosophy of Hakuna Matata, meaning "no worries"; their carefree approach helped Simba put "his past behind" and gradually mature into a carefree lion of intelligence and self-worth. Timon and Pumba helped Simba grow into a healthier, wiser and more independent lion. Simba was feeling bottled up and Timon/Pumba helped him cope.
4. Scars leadership flaw was that he had no vision for his followers once he became king. He was also very power hungry. At first Simba was struggling as a leader because he did not recognize his responsibilities as a leader and abandoned the people of pride rock; however, through his development he was able to…...

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