Leadership

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According to late business professor Warren Bennis, leaders differ from managers in that leaders _____ .

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are concerned with doing the right thing

B

focus on productivity and efficiency

C

have a relatively short-term perspective

D

solve problems so that others can do their work

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Question 2
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Which of the following is true of leaders?

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They focus on vision, mission, goals, and organizational objectives.

B

They focus on productivity and efficiency.

C

They see themselves as preservers of the status quo.

D

They solve problems so that others can do their work.

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Question 3
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Which of the following is true of managers?

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They are critical to inspiring employees and setting long-term goals.

B

They see themselves as promoters of change and challengers of the status quo.

C

They are concerned with control and limiting the choices of others.

D

They focus on vision, mission, goals, and objectives.

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Question 4
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Which of the following is a function of leaders?

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Leaders solve the problems that employees face.

B

Leaders inspire people and take a long-term view.

C

Leaders try to control and limit choices of others.

D

Leaders focus on the means of getting things done.

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Question 5
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Unlike leaders, managers:

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inspire and motivate others to find their own solutions.

B

are concerned with control and limiting the choices of others.

C

are more concerned with what work gets done.

D

focus on vision, mission, goals, and objectives.

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Question 6
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The great person theory holds that:

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leaders have a short-term perspective.
B
leaders are concerned with means, not ends.
C
leaders are preservers of the status quo.
D
leaders are born, not made.
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Question 7
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Which of the following is a trait difference between leaders and nonleaders?

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Leaders focus on productivity, while nonleaders focus on vision and goals.
B
Leaders display more honesty and integrity than nonleaders.
C
Leaders are more extroverted than nonleaders.
D
Leaders are more concerned with means, while nonleaders are concerned more with ends.
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Question 8
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Alex contests for a local political office and makes a lot of promises to people. But after he wins the election and takes office, he is unable to carry out the political promises. In the given scenario, which of the following leadership traits does Alex lack?

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Self-confidence
B
Integrity
C
Empathy
D
Drive
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Question 9
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In terms of leadership behavior, _____ is the degree to which a leader organizes the roles of followers by setting goals, giving directions, setting deadlines, and assigning tasks.

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emotional stability
B
autonomy
C
initiating structure
D
consideration
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Question 10
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In the context of leadership behaviors, which of the following is a difference between initiating structure and consideration?

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At the University of Texas, initiating structuring is referred to as concern for people, whereas consideration is referred to as concern for production.
B
A leader's ability to initiate structure primarily affects subordinates' job performance, whereas consideration primarily affects subordinates' job satisfaction.
C
At the University of Michigan, consideration is referred to as job-centered leadership, whereas initiating structure is referred to as employee-centered leadership.
D
Leaders who initiate structure exhibit supportive leadership, whereas leaders who show consideration exhibit directive leadership.
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Question 11
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In the context of the Blake/Mouton leadership grid, which of the following is a similarity between leaders using the team management leadership style and leaders using the authority-compliance leadership style?

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Both have a low concern for production.
B
Both have a high concern for production.
C
Both have a high concern for people.
D
Both have a low concern for people.
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Question 12
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In the context of the Blake/Mouton leadership grid, which of the following is a similarity between leaders using the impoverished management leadership style and leaders using the authority-compliance leadership style?

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Both have a low concern for production.
B
Both have a high concern for production.
C
Both have a high concern for people.
D
Both have a low concern for people.
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Question 13
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Noah, the chief executive officer of Rhombus Corp., believes in maintaining a friendly work environment that includes employee benefits like flexible timing and insurance policies. Top managers in the company are approachable to the lower-level employees, thus maintaining a horizontal hierarchy. Moreover, Noah does not give much attention to performance. According to the Blake/Mouton leadership grid, which of the following leadership styles is Noah using in this scenario?

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Middle-of-the-road style
B
Country club style
C
Authority-compliance style
D
Impoverished style
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Question 14
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Kyle is a strict boss. He is more concerned about the successful execution of tasks than the wellbeing of his employees. As a result, his employees are highly demotivated and often feel pressurized to complete their work. In the context of the Blake/Mouton leadership grid, which of the following leadership styles is Kyle using in this scenario?

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The middle-of-the-road style
B
The country club style
C
The authority-compliance style
D
The impoverished style
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Question 15
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Sophia, a facilities manager at Stern Corp., imposes rigid rules on her subordinates to get work done. She advocates strict obedience to authority. However, she does not pay much attention to her subordinates' concerns. In the context of the Blake/Mouton leadership grid, which of the following leadership styles is Sophia using in this scenario?

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The middle-of-the-road style
B
The country club style
C
The authority-compliance style
D
The impoverished style
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Question 16
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Mark is a senior manager at a leather manufacturing company. He sets unrealistic goals for the factory workers, and he often makes them work overtime without additional pay. He is mostly concerned about the timely production of the company's goods and is least bothered about the difficulties the workers face on the job. In the context of the Blake/Mouton leadership grid, which of the following leadership styles is Mark using in this scenario?

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The middle-of-the-road style
B
The country club style
C
The authority-compliance style
D
The impoverished style
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Question 17
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Samantha is the headmistress of Harwell High School. She expects high standards of discipline from her staff. She often makes them work over the weekends and on their days off. To foster academic excellence, she discontinues all creative methods of teaching and replaces them with traditional methods. In the context of the Blake/Mouton leadership grid, which of the following leadership styles is Samantha using in this scenario?

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The middle-of-the-road style
B
The country club style
C
The authority-compliance style
D
The impoverished style
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Question 18
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Susan runs a textile company. She provides her employees with old and rusted sewing machines to work. To produce more than the targeted spindles of yarn every day, she pushes her employees to work for more than 12 hours a day. She does not provide them with basic privileges such as medical insurance or weekly offs. In the context of the Blake/Mouton leadership grid, which of the following leadership styles is Susan using in this scenario?

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The middle-of-the-road style
B
The country club style
C
The authority-compliance style
D
The impoverished style
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Question 19
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Rodney is a manager at Span Content. He makes unrealistic promises to the clients. Instead of being concerned about how his employees are going to manage their time to meet deadlines, he reprimands them for low productivity. He is only concerned about the delivery of products on time. In the context of the Blake/Mouton leadership grid, which of the following leadership styles is Rodney using in this scenario?

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The middle-of-the-road style
B
The country club style
C
The authority-compliance style
D
The impoverished style
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Question 20
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George, a manager at Chromium Inc., never approves his subordinates' leaves. He also forces them to maintain a very high standard of productivity. The employees are unable to express their difficulties to George because he is more concerned about production and less concerned about them. In the context of the Blake/Mouton leadership grid, which of the following leadership styles is George using in this scenario?

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The middle-of-the-road style
B
The country club style
C
The authority-compliance style
D
The impoverished style
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