11.TFAn opinion seeker is fulfilling a group maintenance role.12.TFIndividual group members can function in several different roles at the same time.13.TFGroups may experience some form of primary and secondary tension during the forming and storming stages of group development.14.TFLeadership means getting things done or making things happen that, without the intervention of a leader, would not occur.15.TFTrait leadership theory suggests that leaders are born, not made.16.TFTrait leadership theory’s weakness is that there is no guarantee that someone with all the supposedly “right” qualities will be a good leader.
17.TFThe Styles Theory of Leadership identifies a collection of specific behaviors that constitute three distinct styles: autocratic, democratic, and relationship-motivated leadership.18.TFThe democratic leadership style is always best.19.TFTask-motivated leaders gain satisfaction from completing a task even if the cost is bad feelings between the leader and group members.20.TFWomen are less likely than men to be pre-selected as leaders.21.TFThe group member who speaks first and most often is more likely to emerge as the group’s leader.22.TFIn mature and highly productive groups a laissez-faire leader may be a good match for the group.23.TFAccording to Situational Leadership Theory, relationship-motivated leaders perform best in extremes—such as when the situation is highly controlled or when it is almost out of control.24.TFThe 4-M Model of Leadership Effectiveness divides leadership tasks into four interdependent leadership functions: model leadership behavior, motivate members, manage group process, and make decisions.25.TFIf as a leader, you model leadership behavior by strongly and publicly advocating group goals and praising group members, you may be upsetting members from high-context cultures who would be less direct and less open about such matters.
CHAPTER 11Group Communication: Decision Making and Problem SolvingMULTIPLE CHOICE1.Which basic element of communication is expressed in the following guiding principle: Recognize how your personal goals and decision-making style affect the way you communicate in groups. a.Selfb. Othersc. Contentd. Contexte. Structure2.Problem solving occurs when a groupa. reaches a conclusion.b. passes judgment on an issue under consideration.c.develops and agrees to a plan that reduces or eliminates the harmful effects of a problem.d. chooses among alternatives.e. analyzes the history, causes, and effects of an immediate problem.
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