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Business Ch 14
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Which of the following is true of managers?
They are concerned with control and limiting the choices of others.
Unlike leaders, managers _____.
are concerned with control and limiting the choices of others
Which of the following is a trait difference between leaders and nonleaders?
Leaders display more honesty and integrity than nonleaders.
In the context of leadership behaviors, which of the following is a difference between initiating structure and consideration?
A leader's ability to initiate structure primarily affects subordinates' job performance, whereas consideration primarily affects subordinates' job satisfaction.
How does Fiedler's contingency theory differ from other situational theories?
It assumes that leadership styles are consistent and difficult to change.
Which of the following descriptions exemplifies Fiedler's contingency theory?
Assigning a customer service manager position to a person who has exceptional skills in interacting with customers
Which of the following leadership styles is used when leaders basically let workers "run their own show" and make their own decisions?
Which of the following leadership styles is based on one-way communication, in which followers are told what, how, when, and where to do particular tasks?
In the context of Fiedler's contingency theory, which of the following terms refers to the degree to which a particular condition either permits or denies a leader the chance to influence the behavior of group members?
In the context of leadership styles, relationship-oriented leaders with high Least Preferred Coworker (LPC) scores are better leaders _____.
under moderately favorable situations
Which of the following is a similarity between Hersey and Blanchard's Situational Leadership theory and path-goal theory?
Both assume that leaders are capable of adapting and adjusting their leadership styles to fit the demands of different situations.
According to path-goal theory, which of the following is true?
Leader behavior must be a source of immediate or future satisfaction for followers.
Which of the following is true of supportive leadership?
It involves being approachable to employees and treating them as equals.
Unlike supportive leadership, participative leadership is used when _____.
tasks are complex
In the context of locus of control as a subordinate contingency, which of the following is true of externals?
They believe that what happens to them is caused by forces outside their control.
According to the normative decision theory, which of the following is true of the CI decision-making style?
A leader shares a problem and gets suggestions from relevant employees on an individual basis.
According to the normative decision theory, in which of the following situations should a group decision style be used?
When subordinates are likely to disagree or end up in conflict over a decision
Which of the following is defined as leadership that creates a positive image of the future that motivates organizational members and provides direction for future planning and goal setting?
In the context of visionary leadership, which of the following control and manipulate followers, do what is best for themselves instead of their organizations, want to hear only positive feedback, share information that is only beneficial to themselves, and have moral standards that put their interests before everyone else's?
Which of the following is true of transformational leaders?
They are able to make their followers feel that they are a vital part of their organization.
In the context of the components of transformational leadership, which of the following means that transformational leaders encourage followers to be creative and innovative, to question assumptions, and to look at problems and situations in new ways even if their ideas are different from those of leaders?
Which of the following theories holds that leaders are taller and more confident and have greater physical stamina (i.e., higher energy levels) than nonleaders?
In which of the following theories is it assumed that the favorableness of a situation for a leader depends on the degree to which the situation permits the leader to influence the behavior of group members?
Fiedler's contingency theory
Which of the following theories assumes that leaders can change and adapt their leadership styles?
If a leader does not have enough information to make a decision on his or her own, then the leader should not use an autocratic decision style in which of the following theories?
Normative decision theory
Which of the following statements is true regarding transactional and transformational leadership?
Studies show that transformational leadership is much more effective on average than transactional leadership.
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