Multiple Choice Answers

Question 1
Which criteria for effective development relate to the culture of the organization?
A. fit and integration
B. assessment
C. opportunity for practice
D. feedback
Question 2
__________ involves a a relatively permanent increase or change in behavior, knowledge, or skill that comes about because of some experience.
A. Education
B. Development
C. Learning
D. Training
Question 3
__________ programs focus on self-awareness and understanding of strengths and weakness as well as getting in touch with personal values.
A. Basic knowledge
B. Personal growth
C. Skill development
D. Creativity
Question 4
A willingness to learn requires both:
A. motivation and readiness
B. motivation and education
C. readiness and education
D. readiness and development
Question 5
Whechien was recently hired as a floor manager of a local home garden center. During his first month as manager, he participated in 80 hours of orientation training to become familiar with the policies and procedures of the organization. Which element of the core of learning best represents this example?
A. willingness to learn
B. ability to learn
C. effective informal support
D. sufficient development experiences
Question 6
If the culture values __________, then leader development should focus opportunities on all employees.
A. egalitarianiasm
B. high power distance
C. action-orienttion
D. high communication context
Question 7
__________ refers to leader development programs that focus on information about content of leadership and fundamental concepts such as communication, feedback and contingent rewards.
A. Basic knowledge
B. Personal growth
C. Skill development
D. Creativity
Question 8
__________ focuses on the application of knowledge which included topics such as planning, goal setting, and monitoring.
A. Basic knowledge
B. Personal growth
C. Skill development
D. Creativity
Question 9
Because the United States has __________, it is appropriate to create leader development programs with a high degree of exposure to new and challenging situations.
A. tolerance for ambiguity
B. action-orientation
C. high communication context
D. low power distance
Question 10
__________ targets developing leadership for the organization and frequently highly individualized in nature.
A. Executive development
B. Leader development
C. Leadership development
D. Supervisory and managerial development
Question 11
Coaching programs are most often used in:
A. executive development programs.
B. self-development programs.
C. supervisor training programs.
D. leader development programs.
Question 12
Which personality trait is most likely related to one’s ability to seek and accept feedback?
A. external locus of control
B. openness to experience
C. emotional stablility
D. high macs
Question 13
Self-awareness is a limited method for leader development because it only provides leaders with:
A. rich developmental experience.
B. individual awareness.
C. opportunity for practice.
D. support from the organization.
Question 14
When using the __________ criteria for leader training, participants must be alerted to the need for change and specific areas they should address so that they are ready to change.
A. assessment
B. individual awareness
C. opportunity for practice
D. challenging experience
Question 15
Cultures that value __________, can focus the content of leader development and training on practical matters and hands-on training.
A. action-orientation
B. high communication context
C. tolerance for ambiguity
D. high power distance
Question 16
Leader development programs that provide parallel learning environments and address different learning styles offer:
A. appropriate assessment and follow-up.
B. clearly stated objectives.
C. integrated assessment.
D. a combination of tools and methods.
Question 17
__________ refers to the process of personal reflection and getting feedback from others.
A. Values clarification
B. Assessment
C. Double-loop learning
D. Learning
Question 18
The only potential weakness for real experience in leader development criteria is __________, which can be easily built in through formal programs or use of existing organizational performance tools.
A. individual awareness
B. feedback on new learning
C. opportunity for practice
D. assessment
Question 19
The primary difference in the methods often used for coaching and mentoring programs is that mentoring usually does not include:
A. assessment.
B. opportunity for practice.
C. support from the organization.
D. individual awareness.
Question 20
__________ is an ongoing, long-term change or evolution that occurs because of various learning experiences.
A. Development
B. Training
C. Education
D. Curriculum