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Question 1
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Leadership is best defined as ________ .

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A

the ability to merely project one's abilities in the lack of actual accomplishments

B

the ability to reduce the dependence of team members on each other

C

the ability to induce the team members to focus on individual goals rather than collective goals

D

the ability to influence a group toward the achievement of a vision or set of goals

E

the ability to use factors like training and experience to reduce dependence on formal leadership

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Question 2
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Which of the following statements regarding leadership is true?

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A

All managers are leaders.

B

Formal rights ensure good leadership.

C

Formal appointment is essential in creating leaders.

D

All leaders are hierarchically superior to followers.

E

Nonsanctioned leadership is as important as formal influence.

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Question 3
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Which of the following is a desirable feature of leadership?

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one-directional influence from the leader to the follower

B

coercive power and authority

C

lack of freedom

D

passivity of followers

E

coexistence of leaders and managers

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Question 4
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Trait theories of leadership focus on ________ .

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the special relationship that leaders establish with a small group of their followers

B

the personal qualities and characteristics that differentiate leaders from nonleaders

C

the way the leader makes decisions

D

the extent to which followers are willing and able to accomplish a specific task

E

the match between the leader's style and the degree to which the situation gives the leader control

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Question 5
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Which of the following Big Five personality traits has been identified as the most important trait in effective leaders?

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A

conscientiousness

B

openness

C

extraversion

D

agreeableness

E

emotional stability

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Question 6
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Emotional intelligence (EI) is critical to effective leadership because one of its core components is ________ , which reflects the consideration that leaders must be able to express.

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A
conscientiousness
B
empathy
C
optimism
D
introversion
E
perfectionism
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Question 7
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Trait theories most accurately predict ________ .

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A
distinguishing features of an effective leader
B
differences between an effective and an ineffective leader
C
success of a leader
D
roles to be played by the leader
E
emergence of a leader
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Question 8
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Tim Wrench was leading the client services division of AmWeb for seven years when he was asked to move to another region where the company was setting up its office. Before moving, Tim was asked to help in finding a successor for him from his team. Tim's most obvious choice was Judy Judge, and the management accepted his choice as Judy was a popular person across the company. Judy was known for her vivacious nature, was often seen speaking to employees from various divisions, and was always excited to take up a new opportunity. Once she became a leader, she continued to give employees freedom and flexibility even if it resulted in deficiencies on the work front like missed deadlines or low quality. Judy's initial weeks as a leader were full of confusion among her team members, but many felt that the situation would come under control. When things did not improve in the next two months and many complaints poured in from clients, the management realized that Judy was not the best candidate to lead the team. Which of the following, if true, would best explain this outcome?

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Judy was a high-performing employee and enjoyed good relationships with everyone on the team.
B
Everyone felt Judy was given insufficient time to prove her worth as a leader.
C
Research has shown that traits can predict the emergence of a leader, but not his or her efficiency as a leader.
D
The client complaints were a common thing encountered by the company.
E
Judy demonstrated low levels of consideration and high levels of task-orientation.
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Question 9
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According to the Big Five personality model, emotional stability is the most important trait of effective leaders.

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Question 10
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Trait theories of leadership most accurately predict the emergence and appearance of leadership.

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Question 11
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What is the role played by traits in predicting leadership behaviors?

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Question 12
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The Ohio State Studies narrowed the independent dimensions of leader behavior to two that substantially accounted for most of the leadership behavior described by employees: consideration and ________ .

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employee-orientation
B
empathy
C
constructing vision
D
initiating structure
E
charisma
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Question 13
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In the context of behavioral dimensions of leadership identified in the Ohio State Studies, initiating structure refers to the extent to which ________ .

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a person's job relationships are characterized by mutual trust, respect for employees' ideas, and regard for their feelings
B
a leader engages in participative management
C
a leader is accepting of and respects individual differences among various team members
D
a leader is likely to define and organize his or her role and those of employees in the search for goal attainment
E
a leader initiates efforts to communicate personally with employees
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Question 14
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Adrian Atwood, a senior manager at MNC, spends a lot of his time assigning group members to particular tasks and scheduling their work such that deadlines are achievable. Adrian also sets high expectations for standards of performance and holds regular meetings to ensure that productivity and quality are up to the mark. In the light of the Ohio State Studies, this indicates that Adrian, as a leader, is ________ .

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low in task orientation
B
high in consideration
C
relationship oriented
D
employee oriented
E
high in initiating structure
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Question 15
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In the context of behavioral dimensions of leadership identified in the Ohio State Studies, ________ is the extent to which a person's job relationships are characterized by mutual trust, respect for employees' ideas, and regard for their feelings.

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consideration
B
transaction
C
authentication
D
task orientation
E
identification
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Question 16
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Nellie Fritz, the head of client support services at Olson Inc., is very popular among her subordinates. Many believe that Nellie has a knack for getting the work done without making the employees feel pushed into a corner. She is often seen speaking to her subordinates and support staff about their families, helping them with any personal problems they have, and praising employees for their good work. In light of the Ohio State Studies, this indicates that Nellie, as a leader, is ________ .

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task oriented
B
high in consideration
C
low in trust propensity
D
low in relationship orientation
E
production oriented
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Question 17
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The Ohio State Studies started with more than a thousand dimensions of leader behavior.

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Question 18
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The Ohio State Studies narrowed a list of more than a thousand dimensions to just one that accounted for most of the leadership behavior described by employees: participation.

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Question 19
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The behavioral theories view leadership as a set of actions that people can be trained in.

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Question 20
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Explain mentoring with reference to the dimensions of initiating structure and consideration.

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