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Question 1 2.5 points Save What research method is used most often to study leadership effectiveness? Question 1 answers survey field studies laboratory experiments




Question 1 2.5 points Save;What research method is used most often to study leadership effectiveness?;Question 1 answers;survey field studies;laboratory experiments;field experiments;intensive case studies;Question 2 text Question 2 2.5 points Save;What is the best conclusion about the results from research on the trait, behavior, and power-influence research?;Question 2 answers;each approach is so unique that the findings cannot be compared;the findings from each approach are mostly speculative;the findings from different approaches show substantial convergence;the findings from different approaches are mostly inconsistent;Question 3 text Question 3 2.5 points Save;Which of the following is not a common feature of leadership research?;Question 3 answers;surveys conducted in real organizations;studies conducted to test leadership theories;studies that involve field experiments;studies with retrospective ratings of leader behavior;Question 4 text Question 4 2.5 points Save;Which of the following was not described as an essential theme for effective leadership?;Question 4 answers;strengthen the collective identity of followers;rely on followers to interpret events;promote social justice and morality;encourage and facilitate collective learning;Question 5 text Question 5 2.5 points Save;Convergence of findings from different research approaches in leadership;Question 5 answers;has been a prime concern of most leadership theorists;has been extensively validated by empirical research;is entirely a matter of speculation;is facilitated by an integrating conceptual framework;Question 6 text Question 6 2.5 points Save;Which conclusion about trends in leadership research over the last decade is not correct?;Question 6 answers;there is more research on cross-cultural differences in leadership;there is more research on the contingency theories of leadership;more of the research has included variables from the different approaches;a greater variety of research methods have been used to study leadership;Question 7 text Question 7 2.5 points Save;Which of the following is not characteristic of most leadership research?;Question 7 answers;an assumption of strong effects by heroic individual leaders;a focus on dyadic processes rather than collective processes;an emphasis on explanatory processes and mediating variables;an assumption of unidirectional causality from leader to followers;Question 8 text Question 8 2.5 points Save;Which type of research is least likely to be useful for increasing our understanding of leadership at this point in the development of the field?;Question 8 answers;comparative case studies;static survey studies;field experiments;longitudinal field studies;Question 9 text Question 9 2.5 points Save;According to flexible leadership theory, strategic leadership is most difficult when;Question 9 answers;adaptation is more important than the other performance determinants;efficiency is more important than the other performance determinants;the performance determinants are all very important;the performance determinants all differ in importance;Question 10 text Question 10 2.5 points Save;What is the best summary of findings in research on leadership succession?;Question 10 answers;chief executives have little influence on organization performance due to the overwhelming influence of economic and market conditions;chief executives have a strong impact on organization performance and are the primary determinant of whether the organization prospers or declines;chief executives have a moderate impact on organizational performance when measured over a period of several years;chief executives influence stock prices but have little or no influence on the firm?s actual economic performance;Question 11 text Question 11 2.5 points Save;According to the flexible leadership theory, the CEO of an organization should;Question 11 answers;focus primarily on short-term objectives such as quarterly profits;provide heroic, charismatic leadership for the organization;coordinate leadership processes across levels and subunits;emphasize direct behaviors more than management programs and systems;Question 12 text Question 12 2.5 points Save;Research finds that most major changes in companies are initiated by;Question 12 answers;a strong chief executive who has occupied the position for many years;an internal successor selected by the prior chief executive before retiring;an internal successor selected to replace the prior CEO who was forced out;an external successor brought in to replace a CEO who was forced out;Question 13 text Question 13 2.5 points Save;In what situation are executive teams least likely to be useful?;Question 13 answers;the organization includes several business units with diverse products;there is intense competition among executives to become the next CEO;the organization has a complex and turbulent environment;the executives in the team have very diverse backgrounds and perspectives;Question 14 text Question 14 2.5 points Save;Which of the following is least likely to be a reason for an organization?s failure to adapt to a changing environment?;Question 14 answers;leaders with a long-term perspective;highly specialized subunits;declining financial performance;institutionalization of power;Question 15 text Question 15 2.5 points Save;Which condition is least important for the success of a new strategy?;Question 15 answers;it is based on the core competencies of the organization;it is compatible with significant changes in the external environment;it has a few clear themes relevant to the shared values of the members;it is similar to a strategy that was previously successful;Question 16 text Question 16 2.5 points Save;What pattern of behavior is most likely for a CEO who has been in office for 3-4 years?;Question 16 answers;after the CEO consolidates power, he or she becomes more willing to experiment with innovative strategies;as the CEO gains confidence with a strategy that is working, he or she becomes more excited about gathering information to improve it;after the CEO selects a strategy and implements it, he or she becomes complacent and inflexible about changing it;after the CEO institutionalizes power, he or she becomes more willing to allow others to participate in making major decisions;Question 17 text Question 17 2.5 points Save;Participative leadership is most likely to be effective in a culture with;Question 17 answers;high collectivism;low power distance;high gender egalitarianism;low performance orientation;Question 18 text Question 18 2.5 points Save;Which was recommended as a guideline for managing diversity in organizations?;Question 18 answers;disseminate evidence to support popular stereotypes;insist on tolerance of any differences in cultural values;defend the right of people to choose their own team members;explain the benefits of diversity for the team or organization;Question 19 text Question 19 2.5 points Save;According to Heifetz, what should an ethical leader tell followers about a serious problem or threat that was just discovered?;Question 19 answers;immediately provide complete information about all risks and potential benefits;emphasize the obstacles and risks more than the potential benefits to avoid false hope;provide an accurate description of the problem but emphasize benefits more than obstacles and risks;exaggerate the potential benefits and likelihood of success to maintain hope and optimism;Question 20 text Question 20 2.5 points Save;Which is not a major obstacle in evaluating ethical leadership for individual leaders?;Question 20 answers;lack of interest in ethical leadership among scholars;difficulty in determining if the ends justifies the means;cultural differences in standards of ethical behavior;the subjectivity inherent in the selection of criteria;Question 21 text Question 21 2.5 points Save;Which description of cross-cultural research on leadership is most accurate?;Question 21 answers;many studies have been conducted with clear, consistent results;the results indicate little similarity of leadership across cultures;interpretation of results is difficult because of methodological problems;the results strongly support the universality of most leadership theories;Question 22 text Question 22 2.5 points Save;What is the most appropriate strategy for a leader when there is a decision that involves a conflict among the interests of different stakeholders?;Question 22 answers;help the weaker party get what it needs;suggest an equal division of the benefits;help the parties find an integrative solution;play the stakeholders off against each other;Question 23 text Question 23 2.5 points Save;Which of the following is least likely to be a source of difficulties in cross-cultural research on leadership?;Question 23 answers;reluctance of people in some cultures to participate in the research;lack of equivalent meaning for measures used in different cultures;cultural response biases for rating forms and questionnaires;confounding of national culture with other situational variables;Question 24 text Question 24 2.5 points Save;According to Greenleaf, the primary role of a leader is to be a;Question 24 answers;facilitator;peacemaker;prophet;servant;Question 25 text Question 25 2.5 points Save;Training programs to enhance leadership skills;Question 25 answers;are widely used for managers in organizations;are seldom used for effective managers;are used mostly for department supervisors;are used mostly for top executives in large organizations;Question 26 text Question 26 2.5 points Save;Which of the following was not recommended for effective training?;Question 26 answers;use concrete examples, diagrams, and mnemonics in explanations;relate training objectives to the person?s interests and career ambitions;integrate complex material into longer learning modules;allow ample opportunity for practice with feedback;Question 27 text Question 27 2.5 points Save;What training method is most useful for improving interpersonal skills?;Question 27 answers;computer simulations;behavior role modeling;large scale simulations;analysis of short cases;Question 28 text Question 28 2.5 points Save;What two methods are most useful for improving conceptual skills?;Question 28 answers;case analysis and behavior role modeling;feedback workshops and simulations;simulations and case analysis;behavior role modeling and feedback workshops;Question 29 text Question 29 2.5 points Save;Which developmental method is most useful for helping managers to understand their inner feelings and values?;Question 29 answers;outdoor challenge programs;personal growth programs;mentoring programs;multisource feedback workshops;Question 30 text Question 30 2.5 points Save;Which of the following is not likely to be an advantage of executive coaching over formal training courses?;Question 30 answers;confidentiality;effectiveness;flexibility;expense;Question 31 text Question 31 2.5 points Save;Which of the following usually includes a mix of formal training and learning from experience working on management projects?;Question 31 answers;mentoring;job rotation programs;action learning;behavior modeling;Question 32 text Question 32 2.5 points Save;Which developmental method provides the most varied and intensive feedback to managers about their traits, skills, and behavior?;Question 32 answers;mentoring programs;multisource feedback workshops;special developmental assignments;developmental assessment centers;Question 33 text Question 33 2.5 points Save;Which type of team is most likely to be given the task of designing a new product and bringing it into production?;Question 33 answers;traditional work team;self-managed operational team;cross-functional project team;quality circle;Question 34 text Question 34 2.5 points Save;Which leader action is most likely to improve a group decision?;Question 34 answers;ask judgmental questions to stimulate more creative solutions;separate solution generation from solution evaluation;focus the group discussion on the best two solutions;insist that the person who suggests a solution must defend it;Question 35 text Question 35 2.5 points Save;Which leadership function is especially important when a cross-functional team is initially formed to carry out a project?;Question 35 answers;planning and scheduling team activities to meet project deadlines;influencing outsiders to provide adequate resources, approvals, and assistance;articulating a vision or objective that inspires commitment by team members;mediating conflicts among members and helping them find integrative solutions;Question 36 text Question 36 2.5 points Save;Which of the following does not make self managed teams more successful?;Question 36 answers;they are allowed to determine their own objectives and priorities;they have a distinctive task requiring cooperation and teamwork;they are allowed to determine work procedures without interference;they have complete access to all relevant information about their work;Question 37 text Question 37 2.5 points Save;Which type of activity is least likely to be delegated to a self-managed team?;Question 37 answers;evaluating each team member?s task performance;firing a team member who has unsatisfactory performance;determining the work procedures to be used by the team;determining which team member will carry out each task;Question 38 text Question 38 2.5 points Save;Which was not an important type of social influence process in groups?;Question 38 answers;social identification;social contagion;social enhancement;social pressure;Question 39 text Question 39 2.5 points Save;Members are most likely to experience role conflict and divided loyalties in;Question 39 answers;a cross-functional project team;a self-managed operational team;a traditional work team;an executive team;Question 40 text Question 40 2.5 points Save;The primary responsibility of the leader of a decision group is to;Question 40 answers;suggest good ideas for solving the problem;ensure that everybody has equal influence;encourage group members to reach an agreement quickly;structure the discussion in a systematic manner


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