Power And Influence

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Question 1
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 Which of the following statements best describes power?

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It is often defined as the exercise of control and the effective use of influence.

B

It is the potential of one individual or group to influence the behavior, thinking, or attitudes of another individual or group.

C

It is the means or vehicle by which control is exercised.

D

It is the ability of a leader to appropriately size up a situation and to appeal to the needs of followers.

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Question 2
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 Influence refers to the

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A

means by which an employee becomes a leader.

B

ability of leaders to achieve organizational goals.

C

means or vehicle by which leaders exercise their power.

D

potential of groups to impact others' behavior.

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Question 3
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 Which of the following individuals best represents a person with reward power?

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A

Eric, the marketing head, is the deciding authority of various organizational activities, and his employees have great respect for him.

B

Henry, a finance manager, often punishes his subordinates when they fail to follow the organization's rules and regulations.

C

Sonia, an executive, has a great personality, and everyone in the organization respects and admires her for her intelligence.

D

Maria, a team lead, motivates her team members by giving them incentives and promotions for improved performance.

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Question 4
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 Thomas is an executive in a firm's IT department. He has immense knowledge in IT and has come up with many technological innovations, which had helped the organization to perform its activities more efficiently. Moreover, he has the ability to solve all types of issues that arise on a daily basis with relative ease. As a result, the individuals in the organization have developed great respect for him. Identify the kind of power demonstrated by Thomas.

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A

Referent power

B

Reward power

C

Expert power

D

Coercive power

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Question 5
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 A type of interpersonal power that gives someone the ability to punish another for his or her behavior is referred to as _____ power.

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A

referent

B

coercive

C

reward

D

expert

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Question 6
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 Which of the following individuals best represents a person with referent power?

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A
John, the finance head, is the deciding authority on various organizational activities.
B
Harry, a marketing manager, often punishes his subordinates when they fail to follow the organization's rules and regulations.
C
Vinita, an executive, has a great personality, and everyone in the organization respects and admires her for her intelligence.
D
Susan, a team lead, motivates her team members by giving them incentives and promotions for improved performance.
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Question 7
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 Which of the following individuals best represents a person with coercive power?

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A
Lu, the finance head, is the deciding authority on various organizational activities.
B
Sydney, a marketing manager, often punishes his subordinates when they fail to follow the organization's rules and regulations.
C
Saul, an executive, has a great personality, and everyone in the organization respects and admires him for his intelligence.
D
Andrea, a team lead, motivates her team members by giving them incentives and promotions for improved performance.
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Question 8
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 Which of the following individuals best represents a person with legitimate power?

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A
Margaret, the finance head, is the deciding authority on various organizational activities.
B
Barry, a marketing manager, often punishes his subordinates when they fail to follow the organization's rules and regulations.
C
Juan, an executive, has a great personality, and everyone in the organization respects and admires him for his intelligence.
D
Wanda, a team lead, motivates her team members by giving them incentives and promotions for improved performance.
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Question 9
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 Which of the following statements about the components of positional power is true?

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Relevance refers to how pivotal an individual's role is in an organization.
B
Visibility gives individuals access to information.
C
Centrality allows individuals to interact with influential people.
D
Flexibility refers to the freedom to exercise judgment.
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Question 10
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 According to Whetten and Cameron, power that comes from an individual's formal place within an organization's structure is known as _____ power.

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A
positional
B
referent
C
personal
D
relational
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Question 11
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 Which of the following is a component of personal power according to Whetten and Cameron?

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Flexibility
B
Relevance
C
Expertise
D
Visibility
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Question 12
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 Mark, an employee, belongs to the marketing department in an organization. However, he often interacts with people in all other departments including top management, which has helped him improve professionally and personally. By maintaining many informal networks within the organization, he manages to get his job done more effectively than others. From this description, it can be inferred that Mark demonstrates _____ power.

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A
positional
B
relational
C
referent
D
coercive
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Question 13
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 A core network includes

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people who provide career guidance and help in obtaining visible assignments.
B
the exchange of specific job-related resources such as information and expertise.
C
people who share a common background or interest.
D
relationships that are characterized by close bonds and reciprocity.
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Question 14
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 Which of the following is required to sustain power?

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A
Willingness to engage in constructive feedback
B
Inflated view of self
C
Sense of entitlement
D
Willingness to use others
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Question 15
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 Which of the following results in losing power?

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Strong attention to detail
B
Engaging in constructive conflict
C
Inflated view of self
D
Flexibility
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Question 16
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 Thomas listened to his department head's plan for change and expressed agreement. Afterward, he did not follow through with the action plan outlined for him. Thomas demonstrated which type of reaction to power?

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Passive resistance
B
Active resistance
C
Compliance
D
Commitment
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Question 17
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 Ricardo listened to his department head's plan for change and expressed disagreement. Afterward, he tried to convince others to join him in working against the changes. Ricardo demonstrated which type of reaction to power?

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Passive resistance
B
Active resistance
C
Compliance
D
Commitment
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Question 18
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 Susan completed tasks that were assigned but without a sense of excitement or personal buy-in. Susan demonstrated which type of reaction to power?

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A
Commitment
B
Active resistance
C
Compliance
D
Passive resistance
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Question 19
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 Which of the following reactions to power do leader's most prefer?

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Passive resistance
B
Commitment
C
Active resistance
D
Compliance
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Question 20
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 Francine shared power with her subordinates, pushing decision making and implementation to the lowest possible level. Francine was seeking to increase commitment through

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A
coercion.
B
involvement.
C
disenfranchisement.
D
empowerment.
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