OB11_TIF13 - Chapter 13 Power and Politics MULTIPLE CHOICE...

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Chapter 13 Power and Politics MULTIPLE CHOICE A Definition of Power 1. Power is the: a. ability to influence the behavior of others. b. actualization of the dependency of others. c. result of a congruence between the goals of the leader and those being led. d. downward influence on one’s followers. (a; Moderate; p. 390) 2. Which one of the following is not implied in the definition of power? a. influence b. potential c. dependency d. authority (d; Moderate; p. 390) 3. The most important aspect of power is that it: a. is needed to get things done in an organization. b. is a function of dependency. c. tends to corrupt people. d. is counterproductive. (b; Easy; p. 390) 4. Which of the following is true concerning power? a. Trust and mistrust affect the expression of power. b. A person can have power over you only if he or she controls something you desire. c. It requires some congruence between the goals of the leader and those being led. d. all of the above (b; Moderate; p. 390) Contrasting Leadership and Power 5. Leaders achieve goals, and power is: a. the leaders hopes and aspirations. b. usually used by poor leaders. c. a means of achieving the goals. d. a goal in and of itself. (c; Easy; p. 391) 38
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6. Power does not require goal compatibility, merely a. reliance b. communication c. confidence d. dependence (d; Moderate; p. 391) 7. Leadership requires a. some congruence between the goals of the leader and those being led. b. strong two-way communication between the leader and those being led. c. a dependency of those being led on the leader. d. all of the above. (a; Moderate; p. 391) 8. Leadership focuses on a. the downward influence on one’s followers. b. the importance of lateral and upward influence patterns. c. the dependency relationship. d. none of the above. (a; Moderate; p. 391) 9. Leadership research emphasizes a. style b. persuasion c. power d. communication (a; Moderate; p. 391) 10. Research on power focuses on a. the individual and his or her use of power. b. strategies for goal attainment. c. tactics for gaining compliance. d. formal, coercive, and reward power. (c; Challenging; p. 391) Bases of Power 11. Bases of power refer to: a. power characteristics. b. whether the power position has a good foundation. c. sources of power. d. the elements of power. (c; Moderate; p. 391) 39
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12. The two general groupings of power are a. informational and personal b. formal and informal c. informal and legitimate d. personal and formal (d; Moderate; p. 391) 13. _____ is based on an individual’s position in an organization. a. Leadership b. Formal power c. Informal power d. Influence (b; Easy; p. 391) 14. Formal power can come from: a. the ability to coerce or reward. b.
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