OB12_TIF12 - Chapter 12 Basic Approaches to Leadership...

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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? a. leadership b. management c. task structure d. initiating structure e. none of the above (b; Easy; p. 402) 4. Which of the following statements regarding leadership is true? a. All leaders are managers. b. Formal rights enable managers to lead effectively. c. All managers are leaders. d. All leaders are hierarchically superior to followers. e. Non-sanctioned leadership is as important as or more important than formal influence. (e; Challenging; p. 402) 5. John Kotter’s view argues that management focuses on coping with complexity, whereas leadership focuses on coping with _____. a. conflict b. success c. defeat d. morale e. change (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? 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 competencies. c. Mid-level managers placed communication just ahead of ethics in terms of importance. d. Senior managers placed integrity and ethics as the two most important competencies. e. All managers valued the promotion of mid-level leaders into high-level positions. (c; Challenging; p. 404) 8. There is fairly strong evidence that traits can predict _____ more accurately than leadership effectiveness. a. leadership emergence b. extraversion in leaders c. leadership awareness d. leadership competence e. the conscientiousness of leaders (a; Moderate; p. 404) 9. Which theory states that people are born with certain characteristics that predispose them to being leaders?
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OB12_TIF12 - Chapter 12 Basic Approaches to Leadership...

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