LDR 531 Week 2 Quiz

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LDR 531 Week 2 Quiz

1 Contingency theories may be difficult to implement because

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there is always a single best solution

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situational changes happen infrequently

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managers have time to evaluate situations

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of the rapid pace of business

• 2

A contingency theory that contains mediating variables is

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situational leadership theory

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leadership substitutes theory

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cognitive resource theory

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multiple-linkage model

• 3

Which statement comparing transformational and charismatic leadership is most accurate?

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Leader articulation of an appealing vision is important in both theories.

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There are no important differences between the two types of leadership.

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Personal identification is more important in transformational leadership.

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Situational variables are less important for charismatic leadership.

• 4

A theory that emphasizes leader traits and skills as determinants of leadership behavior is best categorized at what level?

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Organizational

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Group

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Dyadic

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Individual

• 5

Which of the following is a characteristic of a positive charismatic?

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Dependency on the leader

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Information is restricted

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Centralized decision making by the leader

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Devotion to ideology not personal identification

• 6

A contingency theory of leadership that depends on specific procedures for leader behaviors and has strong support is

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cognitive resource theory

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normative decision theory

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LPC contingency model

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multiple-linkage model theory

• 7

One unique characteristic of followers in leadership theory is

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confidence and optimism

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traits

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task commitment and effort

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skills and expertise

• 8

Effective transformational leaders

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select subordinates who will be loyal and uncritical

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delegate most decisions to individuals or self-managed teams

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use a combination of transformational and transactional behaviors

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challenge strongly held values of followers to get their attention

• 9

Which statement about transformational and charismatic leadership is most accurate?

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Charismatic leaders are more effective in business organizations

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Charisma is a necessary ingredient in transformational leadership

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Both types of leadership involve the same underlying processes

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Both types of leadership are effective in any situation

• 10

A leadership contingency theory that stresses the intelligence and experience of the leader is

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normative decision theory

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situational leadership theory

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cognitive resource theory

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leadership substitutes theory

• 11

Charismatic leaders add followers by

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possessing specific expertise

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considering other solutions

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appealing to emotions and articulating a vision

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sharing the decision making

• 12

The concept that some people are natural (born) leaders is an attribute of which leadership approach?

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Behavior approach

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Power-influence approach

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Trait approach

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Situation approach

• 13

Which characteristic of negative charismatic leadership is more likely to lead to failure?

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Tendency to make risky decisions

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Identification to the organization

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Centralized decision making

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Focus on personal power

• 14

What level of leadership process is emphasized in most theories of effective leadership?

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Dyadic

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Intra-individual

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Group

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Organizational

• 15

The leadership process that describes how a group operates in an open system with other groups is called

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inter-active process

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intra-individual process

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organizational process

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group process

• 16

Distant charismatics are often described in terms of their effect on follower

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motivation

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political attitudes

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identification with the leader

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task behavior

• 17

CEOs who exhibit charismatic characteristics were noted to

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increase company profitability

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generate more sales

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make company ads

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negotiate higher compensation packages

• 18

Most leadership theories emphasize

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characteristics of the leadership situation

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leader characteristics

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follower characteristics

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both leader and follower characteristics

• 19

A theory that explains the most effective pattern of leadership behavior in a specified situation is best classified as

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contingency

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descriptive

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universal

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prescriptive

• 20

Most of the leadership theory and research explaining the actions of leaders and why those actions occurred has described

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ethical leadership

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prescriptive leadership

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universal leadership

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descriptive leadership

• 21

Ideological leaders will develop when the leader

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has particular expertise

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appeals to emotion

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makes a rational appeal to followers

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appeals to shared values

• 22

Transformational behavior can include

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passive management by exception

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active management by exception

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contingent rewards

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inspirational motivation
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