Management Study Set 22

Business

Quiz 13 :
Leadership

Quiz 13 :
Leadership

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Not all managers have the capabilities or skills to be effective leaders.
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Despite the best efforts of researchers, it proved impossible to identify one set of traits that would always differentiate leaders from nonleaders.
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Leadership is the process of influencing a group toward the achievement of goals.
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Effective leaders do not need in-depth knowledge about the company, industry, and technical matters.
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Highly effective leadership is learned and is not influenced by personality characteristics.
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Highly effective leaders are sociable and assertive.
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Behavioural theories show that effective leaders behave in very different ways even when working for the same organization.
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Autocratic leaders tend to delegate authority and involve employees in decision making.
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The Ohio State studies dimension called "initiating structure" includes behaviour that attempts to organize work, work relationships, and goals.
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The conclusions of the University of Michigan studies indicated that production-oriented leaders were most effective overall.
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Derek Logan heads a team of 10 research analysts in Deutsche Bank. Even though he is least impressed with Cara Lewis among all his subordinates, when asked about her work he chose to focus on her strengths rather than her weaknesses. Derek can be described as a task-oriented leader.
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Fiedler's contingency model proposes that effective leadership depends on the ability and willingness of the subordinates.
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According to Fiedler's research, relationship-oriented leaders seemed to perform better in very unfavourable situations.
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Fiedler assumed an individual will change his or her leadership style to fit the situation.
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Hersey and Blanchard's situational leadership theory focuses on the readiness of the follower.
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According to Hersey and Blanchard, if a follower is unable but willing to perform a task, then the leader should adopt a "selling" orientation.
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According to the path-goal theory, achievement-oriented leader sets challenging goals and expects followers to perform at their highest level.
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Path-goal theory's supportive leader consults with subordinates and uses their suggestions before making a decision.
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Path-goal theory assumes that the same leader can display any or all of the four leadership behaviours depending on the situation.
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The leader-member exchange (LMX) theory states that when leaders treat all subordinates the same resulting in general feeling of job satisfaction in the organization.
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