Multiple Choice Answers

Higher-level managers who help ensure that high-potential people are introduced to top management and socialized into the norms and values of the organization are called
Managerial leaders.
Support groups.
System accommodators.
None of the above.

Which of the following statements regarding vision is accurate?
Strong leaders often do not develop a clear vision.
Vision properly focuses on performance and day-to-day survival.
A person can develop a vision for any task.
A vision is optional for effective leadership.
A vision is still meaningful without any additional action.
The leadership trait known as drive includes a ________ and _________.
high need for power; tenacity
high need for achievement; ambition
low need for power; initiative
low need for power; energy
high need for power; striving for improvement

As a leadership trait, self-confidence
Tends to connect actions with words.
Will usually dilute a leader’s effectiveness.
Is an important prerequisite to charisma.
Allows a leader to overcome obstacles.
Supports a leader’s desire to lead
Actions taken to ensure the satisfaction of group members, develop and maintain harmonious work relationships, and preserve the social stability of the group are referred to as
Task performance behaviors.
Participatory decision making.
The chain of command.
Initiating structure.
Group maintenance behaviors.

The situational approach to leadership suggests
That a combination of concern for people and concern for task will always succeed.
That, if in doubt, focus on a concern for production.
That a leader should analyze a situation before deciding what to do.
That there is a single best way to manage.
That most leaders cannot alter their style of leadership despite the demands of the situation.

In path-goal theory, the degree to which followers respect, admire, and defer to authority is called
Locus of control.

Factors in the workplace that can exert the same influence on employees as leaders would provide are known as
Charismatic motivators.
Task performance behaviors.
Group maintenance behaviors.
Commitment motivators.
Substitutes for leadership.

A person who has a special ability to generate excitement and revitalize organizations is known as a
Transactional leader.
Situational leader.
Transformational leader.
Charismatic leader.
Bridge leader.

Which of the following are effective developmental experiences for leaders?
Building something from nothing.
Having exposure to positive role models.
Increasing visibility to others.
Overcoming ideas that fail and deals that collapse.
All of these are effective developmental experiences for leaders