Aug 25, 2014

Ender's Game: Adjectives that Describe Personality



Don't miss this movie. It is excellent sci-fi. I will prepare several activities with its scenes!


I. Work with a partner:

1. What are the qualities a good leader  must and must not have?

2. Can someone learn how to be a leader, or are they born one?

3. Do you consider yourself a good leader? Explain it.

4. Can you think of influential leaders? Give examples. 



II. Read the quotes below about leadership. Discuss with each other their meanings and whether you agree with them: 
"The quality of a leader is reflected in the standards they set for themselves."
Ray Kroc
"An effective leader is defined by results not whether they make great speeches or is liked."
- Peter Drucker  "The process of influencing others to perform a task by providing purpose, direction and motivation."
- The Army
"Leadership is influence, nothing more, nothing less.
- John Maxwell
"Leadership is someone who gives hope."
- Tom Peters  "A true leader is someone who inspires others to become more of who they truly are.  They bring out the talent in people and have them put it to use over and over.  They inspire others to be more than they ever dreamed of."
- Anthony Robbins
"A leader is someone that people follow."
- Warren Buffett   "Good leaders make people feel that they're at the very  heart of things, not the periphery."
- Warren Bennis

III. Match the adjectives that describe leadership and their meanings:

1. Responsible

2. Self-confident

3. Competitive

4. Bossy

5. independent

6. Ambitious

7. Sensible

8. Imaginative

9. Enthusiastic

10. Principled

11. Self-assured

12. Tough-minded



( ) People who like giving orders to other people

( ) people who always want to win

( ) People who trust their abilities or skills

( ) Worthy of trust

( ) People who have common sense and are practical

( ) has or shows great excitement and interest; 

( ) shows poise and confidence in your own worth;

( ) has high moral principles

( ) People you can trust or depend on

( ) People who want to be successful in life

( )  Faces facts and difficulties with strength and determination; realistic and resolute.

( ) People who are creative and good at thinking new ideas

IV. Watch the movie segment and discuss the questions.


video


1. What is a mind game, in this case?

2. What personality traits does Ender have?


3. What do you think about their leadership training?


4. What did Ender do that stood out the others?


5. Which adjectives in exercise III would you use to describe Ender?


6. Which adjectives would you use to describe the other leaders shown in the segment?


7. Are they all effective leaders? Explain it.





Answer key:

Competitive - people who always want to win

Reliable -People you can trust or depend on

Responsible - Worthy of trust

Insecure - People who do not trust their abilities/skills

Self-confident - People who trust their abilities or skills

Independent - People who like doing things on their own, without help

Bossy - People who like giving orders to other people

Sensible - People who have common sense and are practical

Imaginative - People who are creative and good at thinking new ideas

Ambitious - People who want to be successful in life

Enthusiastic - Has or shows great excitement and interest

Principled - Has high moral principles

Tough-minded - Faces facts and difficulties with strength and determination; realistic and resolute

Self-assured - Shows poise and confidence in your own worth

3 comments:

Michael Secomb said...

Hi there.
There are errors in section III of the Excellent Enders Game activity.
Cheers,
Michael Secomb

Claudio Azevedo said...

Could not detect it, Michael. Can you help me?

Dmytro Bobyrev said...

Let me try to help with detection.

- "Insecure - People who do not trust their abilities/skills" - present in the answer key but absent in the assignment.
- "Reliable" - absent in the task; in addition it's very synonymic to "worthy of trust".
- "People who like doing things on their own, without help" - absent in the task.

Thank you for the post.