Leadership In Organizations

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Question 1
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 Which of the following refers to the "Great Man" theory?

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A theory of leadership that explains leadership by examining the traits and characteristics of renowned leaders of human history

B

A theory in which leaders are more effective depending on the favorability of a leadership situation, which is described by leader-member relations and task structure

C

A theory of leadership in which leaders treat each member differently, and as a result, develop unique relationships with each member

D

A theory of leadership that tries to reveal a set of universal traits and skills that are relevant in all leadership situations

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Question 2
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 A theory of leadership that tries to reveal a set of universal skills that are relevant in all leadership situations is referred to as the _____ theory of leadership.

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A

path-goal

B

traits-based

C

contingency

D

Great Man

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Question 3
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 Which of the following is one of the most common traits identified in leaders?

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Self-sacrificing nature

B

Sense of humor

C

Contextual intelligence

D

Self-confidence

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Question 4
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 _____ skills enable a leader to gather and process large amounts of information, create suitable strategies, solve problems, and make correct decisions.

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Research

B

Technical

C

Financial

D

Cognitive

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Question 5
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 Technical skills of leadership refer to a leader's

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ability to make decisions with sound reasoning.

B

knowledge about an organization and job-related activities.

C

ability to understand the internal and external environments.

D

ability to interact with others.

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Question 6
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 John is an organization's marketing lead. He has sound knowledge about the organizational activities and can make effective job-related decisions. However, his team members are unable to achieve sales targets that he sets for them. His team members complain that John does not respond or even pay attention to their problems and interests. This shows that John lacks _____ skills of leadership.

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A
cognitive
B
interpersonal
C
technical
D
intellectual
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Question 7
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 Which of the following statements is true about leadership skills?

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Interpersonal skills refer to a leader's ability to interact with others.
B
Cognitive skills are developed through experience.
C
Technical and interpersonal skills are innate.
D
Cognitive skills refer to a leader's knowledge about an organization.
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Question 8
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 Regarding core values and fundamental beliefs, which of the following refers to a constant factor that drives behavior in variable situations?

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Knowledge
B
Cognition
C
Character
D
Personality
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Question 9
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 Sara shows concern for others, mentors subordinates, encourages subordinates to take initiative in solving problems, and shows appreciation for subordinates' contributions. Sara is demonstrating _____ leadership.

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A
relationship-oriented
B
task-oriented
C
transformational
D
transactional
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Question 10
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 Barry believes that work is simply a means to an end and that employees' needs are secondary to the need for an efficient and productive workplace. Where does Barry fall within the managerial grid?

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High-relationship, high-task
B
High-relationship, low-task
C
High-task, low-relationship
D
Low-task, low-relationship
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Question 11
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 Which of the following statements about the managerial grid is true?

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It holds that task-oriented and relations-oriented behaviors are at two ends of the same spectrum.
B
It holds that the quality of leadership style depends on the level of each behavior portrayed.
C
It holds that a leader's personal history and knowledge can seldom influence his or her style.
D
It holds that effective leaders should exhibit either task-oriented or relations-oriented leadership styles.
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Question 12
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 Lee takes a goal-centered, team approach, integrating production and people concerns in a mutually reinforcing effort where all behaviors enhance each other. Where does Lee fall within the managerial grid?

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High-relationship, high-task
B
High-relationship, low-task
C
High-task, low-relationship
D
Low-task, low-relationship
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Question 13
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 Harry, a firm's marketing head, has certain characteristics that make him gain his team's loyalty. Moreover, he can elicit performance beyond expectations from his team members. He has the ability to motivate his team members through strong communication skills. From this description, it can be inferred that Harry is a _____ leader.

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transactional
B
bureaucratic
C
charismatic
D
task-oriented
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Question 14
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 _____ leadership is defined as the set of behaviors that leaders use to change their organization and individuals for the better.

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Transformational
B
Relations-oriented
C
Transactional
D
Charismatic
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Question 15
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 Which of the following aspects characterizes transformational leaders?

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Extreme task orientation
B
Time and resource management
C
Passive management-by-exception
D
Individualized consideration
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Question 16
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 When a leader rewards an employee in terms of increased pay for completing a project much ahead of time, the leadership technique can be referred to as _____ leadership.

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transformational
B
relations-oriented
C
transactional
D
charismatic
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Question 17
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 The most effective leaders

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display both transactional and transformational leadership behaviors.
B
tend to adopt a more task-oriented than relations-oriented leadership style.
C
adopt a leadership style that makes them relations-oriented charismatic leaders.
D
show extreme active and passive management-by-exception behavior patterns.
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Question 18
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 Steve, the marketing lead in an organization, treats each of his team members differently and maintains unique relationships with them. Jerry and Henry are members of his team. He assigns more interesting tasks to Jerry and offers him more rewards. On the other hand, Henry is simply required to comply to formal rules and receives the standard benefits of the job. From this scenario it can be inferred that

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A
Steve belongs to Jerry's out-group.
B
Henry belongs to Steve's in-group.
C
Henry belongs to Jerry's out-group.
D
Jerry belongs to Steve's in-group.
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Question 19
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 Sam sees potential in Alex and offers Alex a chance to increase his responsibility within the group. Based on the leader-member exchange theory, Sam and Alex's relationship is in the _________ phase of the relationship life cycle.

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stranger
B
acquaintance
C
partnerhip
D
mature
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Question 20
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 Jordan has been in the same position for several years. He has a formal relationship with his boss and completes his work according to established procedures. Based on the leader-member exchange theory, Jordan is

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part of the in-group
B
part of the out-group.
C
in the partnerhip phase of the relationship life cycle with his boss.
D
in the mature phase of the relationship life cycle with his boss.
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