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Chapter 12 Basic Approaches to Leadership MULTIPLE CHOICE What Is Leadership? 1. Leadership is best defined as _____. 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 e. not a relevant variable in modern organizations (a; Moderate; p. 402) 2. According to Robert House, leaders establish direction by _____. a. establish direction by developing a vision of the future b. align people by communicating their vision c. are typically the “dumbest people in the company” d. none of the above e. all of the above (d; Challenging; p. 402) 3. Which of the following roles focuses on bringing about order and consistency by drawing up formal plans? (b; Easy; p. 402) 4. Which of the following statements regarding leadership is true? (e; Challenging; p. 402) 5. John Kotter’s view argues that management focuses on coping with complexity, whereas leadership focuses on coping with _____. (e; Challenging; p. 402) 6. Which of the following statements best characterizes the function of leadership within an organization? 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. e. none of the above 242
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(d ; Moderate; p. 403) Trait Theories 7. Which of the following reflects the findings of a 2002 survey regarding leadership competencies that managers viewed as important? (c; Challenging; p. 404)
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