movie analysis quot lean on me quot

Watch the movie “Lean On Me” starring Morgan Freeman.

Answer the questions below in one to two pages.

  • Explain and describe the “corporate” culture of the High School before and during Joe Clark’s administration?
  • Joe Clark establishes his authority right away and maintains his authority throughout the movie. Using the textbook, how would you describe and assess Mr. Clark’s organizational interventions?
    • How does he do this?
    • How does his style of leadership get him into trouble?
    • How does his style of leadership help him to succeed?
  • What were the “positives and negatives” associated with Mr. Clark’s organizational interventions?
  • Even though the term “Crazy Joe” was used for Clark’s actions of locking the school doors and carrying around a baseball bat, his dealings with his teachers may truly be most indicative of his being “crazy.” Please briefly describe any other thoughts you had pertaining to the movie and its relevance to the OD subject matter.
    • What does Mr. Clark do to flex his muscles over his teachers?
    • Is he ever able to mend the problems?


  • Case studies should include a brief introduction and conclusion.
  • Use complete sentences, structured paragraphs and proper grammar/mechanics.
  • Use what you’ve learned in your weekly readings to help formulate your responses.
  • Feel free to use resources outside of your textbook to support your responses as well. Cite ALL sources, including the textbook, in APA 6th edition format.
  • Review the grading rubric for case study assignments prior to completing this assignment.

Please see the attached document for more information and the rubric for this assignment.