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It fails to account for the possibility that people who lack organizational authority can still be leaders. It fails to demonstrate that ACME's definition of leadership is the most popular definition. It uses a variation of a commonly used definition of leadership. It does not demonstrate that ACME's goals were well-chosen. It ignores the effect that managerial authority has on one's ability to influence others. Difficulty: 3 QuestionID: 09-2-166 Page-Reference: N/A Skill: Analysis Objective: N/A Answer: It ignores the effect that managerial authority has on one's ability to influence others.
30. A top manager at ACME, Inc. makes the following statement: "We endorse an inclusive definition of leadership. We believe that leadership is the ability to influence others to help the organization achieve its goals and that any person in our organization can be a leader, even entry-level personnel. Because of this view, we have built a culture in which every employee has an equal opportunity to lead." Which of the following, if true, would strengthen the Manager's argument? Many other corporations have adopted ACME's definition of leadership. ACME's cross-functional team structure allows individuals to influence other people despite a lack of direct authority. Most of the company's leaders have come from the sales department, and relatively few have come from the quality control department. ACME's human resources department makes outstanding efforts to recruit a diverse group of employment candidates. Executives at ACME are often recruited to serve in leadership positions at other organizations. Difficulty: 3 QuestionID: 09-2-167 Page-Reference: N/A Skill: Analysis Objective: N/A Answer: ACME's cross-functional team structure allows individuals to influence other people despite a lack of direct authority. 31. A manager in the quality control division makes the following statement: "Our company's employee handbook makes it clear that the company's performance depends on effective leadership, and that all leaders at our company have managerial authority. Since my position as a manager in the quality control division clearly gives me managerial authority, I must be a leader in this company, and my leadership will guarantee the company's strong performance." The manager's argument assumes all of the following except which? The employee handbook is a reliable source of information. All managers are leaders. All leaders are effective leaders. Effective leadership is all the company needs for strong performance. The manager was chosen for his position because of his leadership skills. Difficulty: 3 QuestionID: 09-2-168 Page-Reference: N/A Skill: Analysis Objective: N/A Answer: The manager was chosen for his position because of his leadership skills.
32. Ben says: "We need to select the team members for the Dragon Owls project. I have identified seven essential skills we need to make this project successful: leadership skills, creative skills, conceptual skills, collaborative skills, technical skills, interpersonal skills, and

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