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SPED 298 Online Assignment and Study Guide for Quiz #2 (Thursday, October 18, 2007) Study Guide Chapter 5 & 6 Exploring Leadership 1. Page 150 According to Komives, three central questions to ask yourself in any setting are; a. How am I like no one else here? b. How am I like some others here? c. How am I like everyone here? 2. Page 156 what is ethnocentrism? a. The idea that one’s culture is superior over others 3. Page 162 What are Leppo’s six transition stages out of ethnocentrism? Describe each stage. a. Awareness – The acknowledgement that other cultures exist and the awareness that they have a culture. b. Understanding – acquiring of knowledge and information about other cultures on a rational, cognitive level. c. (tolerance)Acceptance/Respect – Individuals at this stage accept the validity of other cultures without comparing or judging them against one’s own culture. d. Appreciating/valuing – at this stage one begins to understand that cultures have strengths and weaknesses; such an understanding leads to appreciation and valuing of specific aspects of other cultures e. Selective Adoption – the individual at this stage tries and adopts new attitudes and behaviors from other cultures, which are believed to be useful and desirable to emulate. f. Multiculturalism – An ideal state and an ongoing PROCESS where a person is able to feel comfortable in and communicate effectively with people from many cultures and in many situations. 4. Page 181 Nash purposes 4 qualities that are necessary for participants to advance ethical standards in an organization. What are they? Describe each. a. Critical thinking skills to analyze and convey the ethical components of a problem or dilemma b. A high degree of integrity to stand up for your personal and professional ethics c. The ability to see situations from others’ perspectives (showing concerns for others) d. Personal motivation to do the right thing 5. Page 183 Name 4 traits associated with toxic leaders. Describe each. a. Leaving their followers worse off than they found them b. Violating the basic standards of human rights of their own supporters, as well as those of other individuals and groups they do not count among
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their followers c. Playing to the basest fears and needs of the followers d. Misleading followers through deliberate untruths and misdiagnoses of issues and problems e. Insatiable ambition that prompts leaders to put their own sustained power, glory, and fortunes above their followers’ well-being. 6. Page 188 What are the 8 assumptions about ethical leadership? Describe each. a. Ethics is the heart of leadership: the means do justify the ends when leading with integrity b. All leadership is values-driven. The idea we need to reframe leadership so that it represents values that reflect good (ethical) leadership.
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