Week 4 Knowledge Check
1 . Which of the following describes the leadership style in which a leader tends to centralize authority, dictate work methods, make unilateral decisions, and limit employee participation?
2 . The ________ style of leadership describes a leader who tends to value employee participation, including in such areas as decision making and deciding on work methods and goals.
3 . Which of the following describes the leadership style in which the leader generally gives the group complete freedom to make decisions and complete the work in whatever way it sees fit?
4 . The ________ model proposed that the results of the least-preferred coworker questionnaire could determine whether someone was relationship or task oriented, and these results would determine effectiveness of group performance.
5 . Which leadership model proposed that the final component in the model is the four stages of follower readiness, and different levels of follower readiness call for a different leader–follower relationship?
6 . According to Hersey and Blanchard, a low task–high relationship situation calls for the ________ leadership style.
7 . When Alan Jackman got promoted as the head of the sales team at Mac Software Inc., he chose three of his closest friends in the team to form the core sales group with him. Which of the following predictions would be consistent with the leader-member exchange theory?
8 . Which of the following is an accurate statement about managers transferring into the role of effective team leaders?
9 . Rachel Keller’s colleagues and subordinates have a high regard for her. They know that Rachel can help them meet their goals, and she is always willing to reward them when they do. What her subordinates like best about Rachel is that they know she appreciates their work by the team lunches she often holds. Which of the following best describes Rachel’s leadership style?
10 . Which of the following is the type of power a person has because of his or her level of authority in the business?
11 . Sam Meyers manages a telemarketing call center. He has 20 employees working for him who are displeased with the way he yells and threatens to terminate them for what they see as small issues. Which kind of power is Sam using to get the job done?
12 . Marsha Lewis is the manager at a fast-food establishment, managing a staff of 25 employees. Many of her staff members are extremely impressed with how she handles her work, and they emulate Marsha’s behaviors and actions in working with others. The team believes Marsha is fair and understanding, and she always promotes from within when employees have been performing well. Which two sources of power does Marsha use in this example?
13 . What performance measure considers the efficiency and effectiveness of employees?
14 . What aggregate measure allows managers to assess how happy an employee is with the many different factors at his or her job?
15 . When an employee volunteers to run a canned food drive, this is an example of
16 . In the Big Five Model of personality, an employee who is good-natured and highly cooperative, would be referred to as scoring high in the trait of ________.
17 . In the Big Five Model of personality, conscientiousness refers to ________.
18 . Susan is often described as being fascinated by many things, including outdoor activities, inventive art exhibits, and books by up-and-coming authors. According to the Big Five Model of personality, Susan would be described as ________.
19 . ________ theory gauges whether a person’s behavior shows distinctiveness, consensus, and consistency.
20 . Garth manages a team of 5 salespeople. One of the salespeople, Robert, has been late to work for the past few days. If Garth attributes Robert’s tardiness to a lack of caring about his job versus Robert having to drop his wife at work, Garth is using the________.
21 . At work today, Tanya received the good news that the team she was part of secured a winning bid for her company to serve as the architect partner for a new shopping mall. Tanya also received the bad news that the transmission on her car must be replaced. Tanya credits the good news to her ability to complete work on time and the bad news to the poor craftsmanship of her car. Tanya is exhibiting a(n) ________.
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