This activity provides you with an opportunity to explore democratic and authoritarian leadership styles. The focus here is on comparing leadership styles within a group as it relates to the political system, economic system and government structure. By the end of the lesson, you will be able to define the differences that exist among these leadership styles, and the strengths and weaknesses that are associated with each style. Content The movie is about the life and adventures of a worker ant named Z. The ant colony in which he lives is led by a Queen.
However, General Mandible – the Queen’s military leader – plans to destroy the Monarchy and replace it with a dictatorship led by himself. Z, on the other hand, longs for the day when he is free of the colony to do what ever he chooses. When Z learns of Mandible’s plan to eliminate the Queen he tries to stop Mandible while teaching others the value of thinking for yourself. Three types of government are well identified in the film – constitutional monarchy, dictatorship, and democracy. Remember that an ideology is a set of beliefs and values about how society should be organised and what goals it should pursue.
CHV 2O0 « ANTZ » : A Comparison of the Different Leadership Styles Character General M andible Z The Queen Describe the beliefs and values of each character W hat was each character’s goal/plan for the colony? How did each character deal with those who opposed her/his ideology? W hat type of leadership style does each character resemble? Explain. W hat type of governm ent does each character resemble most? ANSWER KEY Character General M andible Z The Queen Describe the beliefs and values of each character W hat was each character’s goal/plan for the colony?
– everyone has a predetermined role in society – discipline, commitment, structure, sacrifice and order are important – aggression to assert power – live & die for the colony – work 1st, then personal – individualism = dangerous – strong rise above weak – a strong colony – take over the colony and rule as a dictatorship with him @ the helm by marrying Princess Bala – individuals should be involved in the system – everyone should be an individual – fulfill yourself – everyone is equal – have personal goals – think for yourself – diplomacy to solve problems – everyone has thei rplace.
– general makes decisions, Queen can veto or offer suggestions How did each character deal w ith those who opposed her/his ideology? W hat type of leadership style does each character resemble? Explain. W hat type of governm ent does each character resemble most? – War – kill those who oppose him – Dictatorship – Autocratic – Autocratic government – a colony where everyone chooses what they want, not told what to do – does what he wants -> opposes authority – Democratic – Democratic – maintain it the way it is – diplomacy – Constitutional Monarchy – Constitutional Monarchy.