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Leadership Theory Ch. 3 Skills Approach
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The skills approach is
According to Katz's skills model, which two skills are most important for mid-level managers to be successful leaders?
All three skills are equally important for supervisory level management
Developed the Skills Model of leadership.
Mumford et al.
Human skills are the
Ability to work cooperatively with others
Katz describes conceptual skill as
Being able to shape the ideas of an organization
Mumford et al.'s research tried
To explain the elements of effective performance
Which of the following is an individual attribute in Mumford's Skills Model?
Crystallized cognitive ability
In Mumford's Skills Model, knowledge is defined as
The accumulation of information and the mental structures to organize the information
Jeoly is the manager of a thriving fast-food restaurant. When she hires people, the most important thing she looks for is whether people have excellent customer service skills.
Jeoly is using the Mumford's Skills Model.
The skills approach is not very useful for leadership-training programs.
Effective problem solving is measured by
Solutions that go beyond given information
Katz states that technical skills are most important at the level of middle management.
Perspective taking is a type of social judgment skill.
Information processing is part of which component of the skills model?
General cognitive ability
Openness, tolerance for ambiguity, and curiosity are expressions of which individual attribute in the skills model?
In the skills model, which of these is a crystallized cognitive ability?
Comprehending complex information
In the skills model, environmental influences can be both internal and external.
__________ refers to a leader's desire to express dominance and exert his or her leadership.
A leader's ability to solve complex organizational problems depends primarily on inherent traits, not skills.
A strength of the skills approach is that
It makes leadership available to everyone.
General cognitive ability refers to our ability to learn over a lifetime.
Mumford's Skills Model includes which of these main components?
Which of the following is a leadership outcome in the Skills Model?
In the skills model, general cognitive ability refers to
The abilities that help a leader shape organizational goals are
All of the following environmental influences are internal, except
Employees who help other staff troubleshoot computer software problems are using
Mumford's research studied business leaders.
Human skills grow in importance as one moves up Katz's managerial/leadership hierarchy.
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