What research method is used most often to study leadership effectiveness?
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survey field studies
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What research method is used most often to study leadership effectiveness?
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survey field studies
laboratory experiments
field experiments
intensive case studies
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What is the best conclusion about the results from research on the trait, behavior, and power-influence research?
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each approach is so unique that the findings cannot be compared
the findings from each approach are mostly speculative
the findings from different approaches show substantial convergence
the findings from different approaches are mostly inconsistent
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Which of the following is not a common feature of leadership research?
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surveys conducted in real organizations
studies conducted to test leadership theories
studies that involve field experiments
studies with retrospective ratings of leader behavior
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Which of the following was not described as an essential theme for effective leadership?
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strengthen the collective identity of followers
rely on followers to interpret events
promote social justice and morality
encourage and facilitate collective learning
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Convergence of findings from different research approaches in leadership
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has been a prime concern of most leadership theorists
has been extensively validated by empirical research
is entirely a matter of speculation
is facilitated by an integrating conceptual framework
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Which conclusion about trends in leadership research over the last decade is not correct?
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there is more research on cross-cultural differences in leadership
there is more research on the contingency theories of leadership
more of the research has included variables from the different approaches
a greater variety of research methods have been used to study leadership
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Which of the following is not characteristic of most leadership research?
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an assumption of strong effects by heroic individual leaders
a focus on dyadic processes rather than collective processes
an emphasis on explanatory processes and mediating variables
an assumption of unidirectional causality from leader to followers
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Which type of research is least likely to be useful for increasing our understanding of leadership at this point in the development of the field?
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comparative case studies
static survey studies
field experiments
longitudinal field studies
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According to flexible leadership theory, strategic leadership is most difficult when
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adaptation is more important than the other performance determinants
efficiency is more important than the other performance determinants
the performance determinants are all very important
the performance determinants all differ in importance
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What is the best summary of findings in research on leadership succession?
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chief executives have little influence on organization performance due to the overwhelming influence of economic and market conditions
chief executives have a strong impact on organization performance and are the primary determinant of whether the organization prospers or declines
chief executives have a moderate impact on organizational performance when measured over a period of several years
chief executives influence stock prices but have little or no influence on the firm’s actual economic performance
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According to the flexible leadership theory, the CEO of an organization should
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focus primarily on short-term objectives such as quarterly profits
provide heroic, charismatic leadership for the organization
coordinate leadership processes across levels and subunits
emphasize direct behaviors more than management programs and systems
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Research finds that most major changes in companies are initiated by
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a strong chief executive who has occupied the position for many years
an internal successor selected by the prior chief executive before retiring
an internal successor selected to replace the prior CEO who was forced out
an external successor brought in to replace a CEO who was forced out
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In what situation are executive teams least likely to be useful?
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the organization includes several business units with diverse products
there is intense competition among executives to become the next CEO
the organization has a complex and turbulent environment
the executives in the team have very diverse backgrounds and perspectives
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Which of the following is least likely to be a reason for an organization’s failure to adapt to a changing environment?
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leaders with a long-term perspective
highly specialized subunits
declining financial performance
institutionalization of power
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Which condition is least important for the success of a new strategy?
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it is based on the core competencies of the organization
it is compatible with significant changes in the external environment
it has a few clear themes relevant to the shared values of the members
it is similar to a strategy that was previously successful
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What pattern of behavior is most likely for a CEO who has been in office for 3-4 years?
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after the CEO consolidates power, he or she becomes more willing to experiment with innovative strategies
as the CEO gains confidence with a strategy that is working, he or she becomes more excited about gathering information to improve it
after the CEO selects a strategy and implements it, he or she becomes complacent and inflexible about changing it
after the CEO institutionalizes power, he or she becomes more willing to allow others to participate in making major decisions
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Participative leadership is most likely to be effective in a culture with
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high collectivism
low power distance
high gender egalitarianism
low performance orientation
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Which was recommended as a guideline for managing diversity in organizations?
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disseminate evidence to support popular stereotypes
insist on tolerance of any differences in cultural values
defend the right of people to choose their own team members
explain the benefits of diversity for the team or organization
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According to Heifetz, what should an ethical leader tell followers about a serious problem or threat that was just discovered?
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immediately provide complete information about all risks and potential benefits
emphasize the obstacles and risks more than the potential benefits to avoid false hope
provide an accurate description of the problem but emphasize benefits more than obstacles and risks
exaggerate the potential benefits and likelihood of success to maintain hope and optimism
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Which is not a major obstacle in evaluating ethical leadership for individual leaders?
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lack of interest in ethical leadership among scholars
difficulty in determining if the ends justifies the means
cultural differences in standards of ethical behavior
the subjectivity inherent in the selection of criteria
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Which description of cross-cultural research on leadership is most accurate?
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many studies have been conducted with clear, consistent results
the results indicate little similarity of leadership across cultures
interpretation of results is difficult because of methodological problems
the results strongly support the universality of most leadership theories
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What is the most appropriate strategy for a leader when there is a decision that involves a conflict among the interests of different stakeholders?
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help the weaker party get what it needs
suggest an equal division of the benefits
help the parties find an integrative solution
play the stakeholders off against each other
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Which of the following is least likely to be a source of difficulties in cross-cultural research on leadership?
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reluctance of people in some cultures to participate in the research
lack of equivalent meaning for measures used in different cultures
cultural response biases for rating forms and questionnaires
confounding of national culture with other situational variables
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According to Greenleaf, the primary role of a leader is to be a
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Training programs to enhance leadership skills
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are widely used for managers in organizations
are seldom used for effective managers
are used mostly for department supervisors
are used mostly for top executives in large organizations
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Which of the following was not recommended for effective training?
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use concrete examples, diagrams, and mnemonics in explanations
relate training objectives to the person’s interests and career ambitions
integrate complex material into longer learning modules
allow ample opportunity for practice with feedback
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What training method is most useful for improving interpersonal skills?
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computer simulations
behavior role modeling
large scale simulations
analysis of short cases
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What two methods are most useful for improving conceptual skills?
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case analysis and behavior role modeling
feedback workshops and simulations
simulations and case analysis
behavior role modeling and feedback workshops
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Which developmental method is most useful for helping managers to understand their inner feelings and values?
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outdoor challenge programs
personal growth programs
mentoring programs
multisource feedback workshops
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Which of the following is not likely to be an advantage of executive coaching over formal training courses?
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Which of the following usually includes a mix of formal training and learning from experience working on management projects?
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job rotation programs
action learning
behavior modeling
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Which developmental method provides the most varied and intensive feedback to managers about their traits, skills, and behavior?
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mentoring programs
multisource feedback workshops
special developmental assignments
developmental assessment centers
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Which type of team is most likely to be given the task of designing a new product and bringing it into production?
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traditional work team
self-managed operational team
cross-functional project team
quality circle
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Which leader action is most likely to improve a group decision?
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ask judgmental questions to stimulate more creative solutions
separate solution generation from solution evaluation
focus the group discussion on the best two solutions
insist that the person who suggests a solution must defend it
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Which leadership function is especially important when a cross-functional team is initially formed to carry out a project?
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planning and scheduling team activities to meet project deadlines
influencing outsiders to provide adequate resources, approvals, and assistance
articulating a vision or objective that inspires commitment by team members
mediating conflicts among members and helping them find integrative solutions
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Which of the following does not make self managed teams more successful?
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they are allowed to determine their own objectives and priorities
they have a distinctive task requiring cooperation and teamwork
they are allowed to determine work procedures without interference
they have complete access to all relevant information about their work
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Which type of activity is least likely to be delegated to a self-managed team?
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evaluating each team member’s task performance
firing a team member who has unsatisfactory performance
determining the work procedures to be used by the team
determining which team member will carry out each task
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Which was not an important type of social influence process in groups?
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social identification
social contagion
social enhancement
social pressure
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Members are most likely to experience role conflict and divided loyalties in
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a cross-functional project team
a self-managed operational team
a traditional work team
an executive team
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The primary responsibility of the leader of a decision group is to
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suggest good ideas for solving the problem
ensure that everybody has equal influence
encourage group members to reach an agreement quickly
structure the discussion in a systematic manner"


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