BA421 Leadership in Organizations - 76028

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Question 1

  1. A manager's role is that of "information processor," whereas a leader's role is:


 to communicate the big picture --- the vision.



 to serve as a communication champion.



 to communicate written information, facts, and dat 



 both to communicate the big picture --- the vision and to serve as a communication champion.


10 points  

Question 2

  1. Being a good listener expands a leader's role in the eyes of others because of all EXCEPT:


 active listening is an ongoing part of a leader's communication.



 total attention is focused on the message.



 a leader concentrates on what to say next rather than on what is being sai 



 a good listener finds areas of interest, affirms others, and builds trust.

10 points  

Question 3

  1. Discernment involves all EXCEPT:


 detecting unarticulated messages hidden below the surface.



 paying attention to patterns and relationships.


 listening carefully for undercurrents that have yet to emerge.


 trying to convince others to agree with a point of view.

10 points  

Question 4

  1. Messages transmitted through action and behavior are called:


 nonverbal communication.


 channel richness.




 communication champion.

10 points  

Question 5

  1. Face-to-face communication can be described as:


 the richest form of communication.


 the poorest form of communication.


 impersonal one-way communication.


 having slow feedback.

10 points  

Question 6

  1. The sender (such as a leader) initiates a communication by _____________ a thought or idea






creating “noise” around



10 points  

Question 7

  1. The guidelines for using email effectively include:


 Don’t act like a newspaper reporter.


 Say anything negative about a boss, friend, or colleague.


Keep e-mail messages short and to the point.


 Use e-mail to start or perpetuate a feud

10 points  

Question 8

  1. A team has all the following components EXCEPT:


 Teams share a goal.


 Teams have individual "stars."


 Teams are made up of two or more people.


 Teams work together regularly.

10 points  

Question 9

  1. The "storming" stage of team development is characterized by:


 conflict and disagreement.




 establishment of order and cohesion.


 cooperation and problem solving.

10 points  

Question 10

  1. Team types do NOT include:


 functional teams.


 vertical teams.


 cross-functional teams.


 self-directed teams.

10 points  

Question 11

  1. Using a third party to settle a dispute is:






distributive justice



10 points  

Question 12

  1. The __________________ reflects a high degree of both assertiveness and cooperativeness.


 collaborating style


avoiding style


 accommodating style


 competing style

10 points  

Question 13

  1. _______________ is the tendency of people in cohesive groups to suppress contrary opinions.


 Team dynamics






 Collective bargaining 

10 points  

Question 14

  1. Interactive leaders tend to be:






consensus builders.


reluctant to share power.

10 points  

Question 15

  1. Ethnocentrism is the belief that:


 one's culture and subculture are inherently superior to other cultures.


 all cultures have value.


 everyone in the organization has the same values, beliefs, and motivations.


 everyone in the organization has the same attitudes about work and life.

10 points  

Question 16

  1. The invisible bar that separates women and minorities from top leadership jobs is called:




 power distance.


 the glass ceiling.


 uncertainty avoidance.

10 points  

Question 17

  1. When a leader and company act out prejudicial attitudes toward people who are the targets of their prejudice, _________ has occurred.








uncertainty avoidance

10 points  

Question 18

  1. ____________is designed to help people become aware of their own biases, become sensitive to and open to people different from themselves, and learn skills for communicating and working effectively in a diverse workplace.




Diversity training





10 points  

Question 19

  1. When workers admire a supervisor because of her personal characteristics, the influence is based on:


 legitimate power.


 reward power.


 expert power.


 referent power.

10 points  

Question 20

  1. If Paul, a salesman, does not perform as well as expected, his supervisor can put a negative letter in his file. This is an example of:


 referent power.


 expert power.


 coercive power.


 legitimate power.

10 points  

Question 21

  1. The levels of the Domain of Strategic Leadership include all EXCEPT:








 core competence.

10 points  

Question 22

  1. The levels of the Domain of Strategic Leadership include all EXCEPT:








 core competence.

10 points  

Question 23

  1. To determine strategic direction for the future, leaders do all EXCEPT:


 use SWOT analysis.


 consider trends in technology.


 develop industry foresight.


 use the Hersey and Blanchard Situational Theory model.

10 points  

Question 24

  1. Situation analysis includes a search for SWOT which includes all EXCEPT:









10 points  

Question 25

  1. Mission answers the question:


 Where are we headed?


 Who are we as an organization?


 What are our weaknesses?


 What is our situation?

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