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CASE LENS ON POSITIVE ATTITUDE IN THE BACKDROP OF HOLLYWOOD MOVIE, JERRY MAGUIRE

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CASE LENS ON POSITIVE ATTITUDE IN THE BACKDROP OF HOLLYWOOD MOVIE, JERRY MAGUIRE

 

Synopsis

This Case Lens on positive attitude prepared in the backdrop of Hollywood movie, Jerry Maguire, demonstrates how people with positive attitudes get going even during repeated failures. This Case Lens can be used to let the participants understand as to what positive attitude is and how important it is for an individual’s personal and professional growth. What enables an individual to have a positive attitude? Will positive attitude always result in positive outcomes?

Prerequisite Exercise

The students/participants need to mandatorily watch the movie Jerry Maguire, without violating the IPR laws. The temptation of either exhibiting the movie in the classroom or the students/participants downloading the movie from any hosting sites should be desisted lest we set unwarranted precedents in violating mandatory IPRs.

Classroom Orchestration

This Case Lens (video consisting the introduction and the accompanying five questions) can be orchestrated in the classroom in the following suggested flow:

1. Asking the students/participants to view the movie 2-3 days before the classroom discussion
2. Playing/exhibiting the Case Lens video in the classroom
3. Ideally, the class should be divided into four Learning Teams and they should be asked to prepare for all the questions. After giving them about 15 minutes, the classroom discussion/analysis should be attempted. This can be executed either by asking one of the teams randomly to present their analysis or each team should be allowed to lead a discussion for each of the questions
4. Each question would take varying times (the suggested timings are given in Exhibit (TN)-I and it is highly recommended that the last 5 minutes should be spent on debriefing and synthesizing. The debriefing segment should be used to synthesize the expected learning outcomes of this Case Lens.

Case Lens Positioning and Setting

This Case Lens as a pedagogical tool can be used for either of the following:

  • • MBA Programs – HRM Course – Career Management Module – To understand the importance of positive attitude in an individual’s personal and professional growth
  • • Executive Development Programs/MDPs – To sensitize the participants to the importance of nurturing positive attitude during adversities

 

Expected Learning Outcomes

At the end of this Case Lens discussion/analysis, each of the participants/students should be able to understand/appreciate

1) The importance of positive attitude in any individual’s personal or professional growth
2) The nuances of demonstrating and nurturing positive attitude, especially during the excruciatingly trying and demanding times
3) Comprehend Jerry Maguire’s moral epiphany-led self-discovery path strewn with several setbacks and how the path leads to a positive outcome with a positive attitude

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Preamble to the Case Lens Discussion

The purpose of this Case Lens is to understand the importance of positive attitude for an individual’s personal and professional growth. Assuming that the students/participants would have watched the movie before the classroom discussion, this Case Lens poses a series of questions on how people with positive attitudes get going even amidst daunting challenges and repeated failures.

There can be several questions coming out of the discussion (Annexure I for classroom discussion board) on this Case Lens. The faculty/facilitator should encourage as many questions as possible, for, asking right questions is in itself a skill for any thriving professional. Accordingly, Exhibit (TN)-II captures the questions (definitely not exhaustive) that were raised during the classroom discussion as well as the authors’ teaching plan discussions..................

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Abstract

This Case Lens on positive attitude is prepared in the backdrop of Hollywood movie, Jerry Maguire. Jerry Maguire, played by Tom Cruise, demonstrates how a sporting agent stays afloat with his positive attitude and becomes the most-sought after and enviously loved sporting agent. Never to be daunted by either professional or personal setbacks, Jerry Maguire believes in a purpose, strives with conviction, demonstrates positive attitude and attains the unusual in the highly ‘competitive’ and ‘cynical’ world. Positive attitude, beyond a great slogan, is a demanding trait amongst any career-building professional. When the going gets tough, the tough get going. People with positive attitudes get going even amidst daunting challenges and repeated failures. For, the conviction of the purpose is more important than the surreal and ephemeral failures and successes for people with positive attitude. What is positive attitude and why is it important for one’s personal and professional growth? What would enable an individual to have a positive attitude? Does positive attitude always result in positive outcomes?



Pedagogical Objectives

  • To understand the importance of positive attitude in an individual’s personal or professional growth
  • To discuss and debate on the nuances of demonstrating and nurturing positive attitude, especially during the excruciatingly trying and demanding times
  • To analyze Jerry Maguire’s moral epiphany-led self-discovery path strewn with several setbacks and how the path leads to a positive outcome with a positive attitude

Case Lens Positioning and Setting
This Case Lens can be used in the following Post-graduate Programs:

  • MBA Programs – HRM Course – Career Management Module – To understand the importance of positive attitude in an individual’s personal and professional growth
  • Executive Development Programs/MDPs – To sensitize the participants to the importance of nurturing positive attitude during adversities



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