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Chapter 15 Leadership 1. (p. 441) Some individuals possess characteristics that are so attractive to others that they are considered leaders. TRUE Difficulty: Easy Ivancevich - Chapter 15 #1 2. (p. 441) External factors may be overwhelming and uncontrollable, no matter how good a leader may be. TRUE Difficulty: Easy Ivancevich - Chapter 15 #2 3. (p. 441) Team leaders always emerge from within the team. FALSE Team leaders sometimes emerge from the team, but they can also be appointed. Difficulty: Medium Ivancevich - Chapter 15 #3 4. (p. 442) An extreme intelligence difference between a leader and his or her followers is always beneficial to the organization. FALSE Extreme intelligence differences between a leader and his or her followers can be dysfunctional. Difficulty: Medium Ivancevich - Chapter 15 #4 1
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5. (p. 444) Leadership traits don't operate singly to influence followers, but act in combination. TRUE Difficulty: Easy Ivancevich - Chapter 15 #5 6. (p. 444) Patterns of effective behavior depend largely on the situation. TRUE Difficulty: Easy Ivancevich - Chapter 15 #6 7. (p. 445) A strong leader should never admit mistakes. FALSE A leader should admit mistakes; it demonstrates to employees that you are human and adds to creating a more supportive environment. Difficulty: Medium Ivancevich - Chapter 15 #7 8. (p. 446) Supervisors who score high on initiating structure tend to receive high proficiency ratings from superiors, but also have more employee grievances filed against them. TRUE Difficulty: Medium Ivancevich - Chapter 15 #8 9. (p. 446) Behavior that is helpful or even essential in some situations can be detrimental in others. TRUE Difficulty: Easy Ivancevich - Chapter 15 #9 2
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10. (p. 447) As a rule, being given greater authority lessens one's position power. FALSE Generally, greater authority equals greater position power. Difficulty: Easy Ivancevich - Chapter 15 #10 11. (p. 450) If a decision has high quality and follower commitment, it is an effective decision, regardless of how long it takes to make it. FALSE A decision is not an effective one, regardless of quality and commitment, if it takes too long to make. Difficulty: Medium Ivancevich - Chapter 15 #11 12. (p. 452) Individuals with an internal locus of control are generally more satisfied with a directive leadership style. FALSE Individuals with an external locus of control are more satisfied with this leadership style. Difficulty: Medium Ivancevich - Chapter 15 #12 13. (p. 452) Leadership variables include the job tasks, the formal authority system of the organization, and the work group. FALSE These are environmental variables. Difficulty: Medium Ivancevich - Chapter 15 #13 3
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14. (p. 454) A person who is high in job readiness has the self-motivation and desire to do high-quality work. FALSE
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15 - Chapter 15 Leadership 1. (p. 441) Some individuals...

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