All hail the leader

Since I’m not going to review this drama, I will just put a little psychology session out of it. Wait dear, what drama? The last drama review is a Korean one, so this time is Japanese drama, which is Hanazakarino Kimitachi e or for short is Hana Kimi. But this is the remake version of its own Japanese drama, released on 2011, so the title with a little revision, is Hana Kimi 2011. I don’t watch the original one, so no comparison whatsoever. The casts are good looking, and the story is okay. The general story is about a girl who follows her prince charming all the way from US to Japan and eventually to his school, which is an all-boy school, so she has to disguise herself as a boy.

Without further ado, let’s start the study session. So, I was paying attention to my classmates’ presentation in leadership class. They talked about Groups, Teams, and their Leadership (wait, don’t fall asleep just yet!). With the big book in my hand, I scrolled along the pages, and stumbled upon an interesting word “Ollieism” when I read the description it reminded me right away to one of the scenes in this drama.

It is when the school held an annual event which put a competition between the three dorms, the most anticipated contest is Beauty pageant contest. To know that this is an all-boy school, it must be entertaining to see who’s gonna be the prettiest. Each dorms picked their representatives, undoubtedly, The girl in disguise (Mizuki) was chosen. This competition heated up the tension between the dorms. They all wanted to win so bad that the attacks to the participant began. Mizuki’s costume got hit by a cake so she has to wash it minutes a way before contest. People from the first dormitory are those behind the idea of attacking others. The idea was to kidnap Mizuki (who they considered as the strongest opponent) so she couldn’t take part and they could win. But they took the wrong person with the same costume. 

In the end they got busted by people from the second dormitory (Mizuki’s), they all furious, because the people being kidnapped was an actual girl, a friend of Mizuki’s classmate. Turns out, the leader of the third dormitory didn’t know this happening. He’s the most idealist person on that school actually, So, he got mad to his juniors for this mindless act. And here’s what they said.



This is the form of Ollieism. So, it’s a variation of groupthink as the effect of highly cohesive group. This act occurs when illegal actions are taken by overly zealous and loyal subordinates who believe that what they’re doing will please their leader (Hughes, Ginnet, and Curphy, 2009). Ollieism happens without the knowledge or consent of the leader, yet the leader has to bear the responsibility of what his subordinates do. Because it is the leader’s duty to create an ethical climate in the group. Cohesive group is good but don’t forget the ethic still must be built. Thankfully, The head of first dormitory is a justified and highly responsible person, so immediately he did it.

I'm sorry!

I’m sorry!

With that being said, I will end this short psychology session today. hope that add something to your knowledge! 😀

Source: Leadership: Enhancing the lessons of experience (Hughes, Ginnett, and Curphy)


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