OB11_TIF11 - Chapter 11 Basic Approaches to Leadership...

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Chapter 11 Basic Approaches to Leadership MULTIPLE CHOICE What Is Leadership? 1. Leadership is: a. the ability to influence a group in goal achievement. b. keeping order and consistency in the midst of change. c. implementing the vision and strategy provided by management. d. coordinating and staffing the organization and handling day-to-day problems. (a; Moderate; p. 332) 2. According to Robert House, leaders: a. establish direction by developing a vision of the future. b. align people by communicating their vision. c. none of the above. d. all of the above (c; Challenging; p. 332) 3. Good ____ brings about order and consistency by drawing up formal plans. a. leadership b. management c. task structure d. initiating structure (b; Easy; p. 332) 4. Which of the following statements is true? a. All leaders are managers. b. Formal rights enable managers to lead effectively. c. All managers are leaders. d. Non-sanctioned leadership is as important as or more important than formal influence. (d; Challenging; p. 332) 5. Which of the following statements is true? a. Leadership is more important than management. b. Vision is a common thread throughout the research on leadership. c. Management is more important than leadership. d. The media has long been a believer in trait theories of leadership. (d ; Moderate; p. 333) 6. Who stated that management is about coping with complexity and leadership is coping with change? a. Robert House b. John Kotter c. Blake and Mouton d. Fred Fiedler (b; Challenging; p. 332) 245
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Trait Theories 7. Which theory states that people are born with certain characteristics that predispose them to being leaders? a. trait theory b. characteristic theory c. LPC d. contingency theory (a; Easy; p. 335) 8. The search for personality, social, physical, or intellectual attributes that would describe leaders and differentiate them from non-leaders goes back to the: a. 1890s. b. 1930s. c. 1950s. d. 1970s. (b; Moderate; p. 333) 9. The 2002 survey of what leadership competencies managers thought were important found: a. Ethics was rated the most important by all levels of managers. b. Ninety percent of mid-level managers identified vision as among the most important. c. Mid-level managers placed communication just ahead of ethics on importance. d. Senior managers placed integrity and ethics as the two most important. (c; Challenging; OB in the News; p. 334) 10. There is fairly strong evidence that: a. traits can predict leadership. b. traits can predict effective and ineffective leaders. c. extroversion predicts leadership effectiveness. d. all of the above. (a; Moderate; p. 334) Behavioral Theories 11. If trait theories of leadership are valid, then leaders are: a. trained.
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OB11_TIF11 - Chapter 11 Basic Approaches to Leadership...

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