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You have three (3)
hours to complete the exam. It is an
open book exam (but not a team exercise).
When completed, post back into your individual forumno later than Thursday,
September 5, by 6 pm. Please include a
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Note: There is only
one (1) best answer for each question.

1. The definition of leadership effectiveness contains three
(3) elements. Which of the following
elements is NOT part of the definition?
a.
_____ goal
achievement
b.
_____ smooth internal
processes
c.
_____ organizational
structure
d.
_____ external
adaptability

2. Which of the following is NOT part of the leadership equation?
a.
_____ leader
b.
_____ organization
c.
_____ followers
d.
_____ situation

3. In reviewing the myriad of leadership definitions, the
authors conclude that
a.
_____ the field is
too complex to attempt to define
b.
_____ one must begin
by resolving the differences in definitions
c.
_____ various
definitions help us to understand the multitude of factors affecting leadership
d.
_____ Only Hughes’
definition is comprehensive and helpful

4. The “Green Grass Story” deals with
a.
_____ gardening
b.
_____ making sure you
do exactly what you are told
c.
_____ following
directions
d.
_____ activity versus
output and the importance of setting clear attainable objectives.

5. Leaders
a.
______ tend to share
many common characteristics
b.
______ are all alike
c.
______ are typically
similar to their followers
d.
______ possess the
same level of influence irrespective of their leadership styles

6. Leaders who pull together on the basis of shared beliefs
and a common sense of organizational purpose and belonging
a.
_____ are consistent
b.
_____ demonstrate
empathy
c.
_____ have a
compelling vision
d.
_____ have strong
integrity

7. Which of the following statements concerning power and
influence is NOT correct?
a.
_____ Effective
leaders typically take advantage of all their sources of power.
b.
_____ Leaders in well
functioning firms are not influenced by their subordinates.
c.
_____ Leaders vary in
the extent to which they share power with subordinates.
d.
_____ Effective
leaders generally work to increase their various power bases.
e.
_____ none of the
above

8. The phrase “Communications is a process, not an event.”
expresses the thought that
a.
_____ it is the listeners
responsibility to understand what is being said
b.
_____individuals are
intelligent enough to understand what is being said—you should not insult them
by explaining it more than once
c.
_____though
communications occurs in various forms it should be presented only once.
d.
_____ individuals
understand via different formats, i.e. by listening, by pictures, by reading,
etc. and it is important to send the message in different forms and several
times to ensure understanding

9. In comparing managers to leaders, which of the following
is most likely true?
a.
_____Leadership is
concerned with doing right thing, management is concerned with doing things
right.
b.
_____ Leaders
maintain the status quo, managers challenge the status quo.
c.
_____ Leadership
involves maintaining the current state of affairs, whereas management involves
changing the way things are.
d.
_____ Leaders are
more likely to take a short term view, managers are more apt to take the long
term view.

10.
A leader who has
developed close interpersonal relationships with followers generally uses his
or her _____ power to influence them
a.
_____ legitimate
b.
_____ referent
c.
_____ coercive
d.
_____ reward

11.
Which is NOT a
component of the “Three legged stool for success”
a.
_____ financials
b.
_____ customer
service
c.
_____ employee morale
d.
_____ organizational
culture

12.
Self-control,
trustworthiness, conscientiousness, adaptability, and innovation correspond to
a.
_____ self-awareness
b.
_____ self-regulation
c.
_____ motivation
d.
_____ empathy

13.
Power
a.
_____ is the capacity
to cause change
b.
_____ always needs to
be exercised to have its effect
c.
_____ is the degree
of actual change
d.
_____ is always
directly observed

14.
Bennis and Goldsmith
describe four (4) qualities of leadership that engender trust. Which of the following qualities is NOT one
of the four (4) qualities?
a.
_____ vision
b.
_____ empathy
c.
_____ team work
d.
_____consistent
e.
_____ integrity

15.
French and Raven
identify 5 (five) sources or bases of power by which an individual can
potentially influence others. Which of
the following is NOT a source or bases of power?
a.
_____ expert power
b.
_____ referent power
c.
_____ dictatorial
power
d.
_____ legitimate
power
e.
_____reward power
f.
_____ coercive power

16.
In the movie “12
O’clock High”, when General Frank Savage took command of the 918th
Bomb Group, what type of power was he utilizing (French and Raven)?
a.
_____expert power
b.
_____ referent power
c.
_____ dictatorial
power
d.
_____ legitimate
power
e.
_____reward power
f.
_____ coercive power

17.
In the movie “12
O’clock High”, when General Frank Savage relieved ColonelGately and made him
the pilot of the “Leper Colony” and whenever he assigned a crew member to that
aircraft, what type of power was he utilizing(French and Raven)?
a.
_____ expert power
b.
_____ referent power
c.
_____ reward power
d.
_____ coercive power
e.
_____ none of the
above (a-d)

18.
In the movie “12
O’clock High” what statement best summarizes General Savages’ vision for the
918th Bomb Group?
a.
_____The 918th
Bomb Group would have no casualties.
b.
_____ The 918th
Bomb Group
c.
_____ The 918th
Bomb Group would be the best bomb group in Europe
d.
_____ The 918th
Bomb Group would win lots of medals

19.
The Beer’s model for
the rational approach to organizational change is C = D x M x P > R. What does each letter represent?
a.
_____ Culture,
Diversity, Manipulation, Process, and Resistance
b.
_____ Change,
Diversity, Model for change, Performance, and Results
c.
_____ Conditions, Dissatisfaction, Management, Program, and Resistance
d.
_____ Change, Dissatisfaction, Model for change, Process, and Resistance

20.
Which is NOT a
characteristic of a charismatic leader?
a.
_____ rhetorical
skills
b.
_____ expert knowledge
c.
_____ image and trust
building
d.
_____ vision
e.
_____ personalized
leadership

21.
According to the
textbook author Hughes, which of the following is NOT a related aspect of
leadership?
a.
_____ performance
b.
_____ satisfaction
c.
_____ motivation
d.
_____ all of the
above (a-d)

22.
In the AT&T/NCR
presentation which was the concept utilized?
a.
_____ winning the
hearts and minds of people
b.
_____ getting the
buffalo to act like geese
c.
_____ the three
legged stool
d.
_____ getting
employees to act like owners of the business
e.
_____ communications
is a process, not an event
f.
_____ all of the
above (a-d)

23.
In our discussions of
leaders and followers, what are the only two (2) things that leaders and
followers can control?
a.
_____ your work environment
and organizational culture
b.
_____ your effort and
attitude
c.
_____ the economy and
other employees’ efforts
d.
_____ other employees’
attitudes and policies

24.
Successful leaders
share three (3) abilities. Which is NOT one
of the three?
a.
______ ability to
make popular decisions
b.
______ get along with
others and build teams
c.
______ make sound and
timely decisions
d.
______ to get things
done

25.
Leaders that are
challenge seekers and have a need for control can be categorized into four (4)
strategic leadership types. Which of the
following is NOT one of the four?
a.
_____ high control
innovator (HCI)
b.
_____ participative
innovator (PI)
c.
_____ status quo
guardian (SQG)
d.
_____ laissez-faire
controller (LC)
e.
_____ process manager
(PM)

26.
To help develop your
skills and talents as an effective leader you should consider doing the
following actions
a.
_____ read about
successful leaders to learn what they did
b.
_____ observe
successful leaders to see how they do things
c.
_____ surround
yourself with people who have demonstrated good leadership qualities
d.
_____ evaluate decisions
made by leaders as to why they made that particular decision and determine if
you would have made the decision and why or why not
e.
_____ all of the
above (a-d)

27.
According to the
text,“The Art
and Science of Leadership,Fifth Edition” leadership can be defined in three (3) common elements. Which of these elements is NOT one of the
three?
a.
_____ leadership is a
group phenomenon
b.
_____ assumes
followers want to be led
c.
_____ leadership is
goal oriented
d.
_____assumes some
form of hierarchy with a group

28.
In Carole Hanson
Hickerson’s talk, what points did she discuss?
a.
_____the importance
of having a vision for an organization
b.
_____ the impact that
one person or a few people can have
c.
_____ the impact of
having support from well-known and respected individuals
d.
_____ perseverance
e.
_____ stubbornness
f.
_____ having an
understanding of yourself—strengths and weaknesses
g.
_____ all of the
above (a-f)

29.
According to the text
“The Art and
Science of Leadership,Fifth Edition” the personality traits of leaders can be defined in
five (5) dimensions. They are labeled as
the Big Five Personality Dimensions, which is NOT one of the five traits?
a.
_____
conscientiousness
b.
_____
extraversion/introversion
c.
_____ openness to
experience
d.
_____ vision
e.
_____ emotional stability
f.
_____ agreeableness

30.
After five (5) weeks
of class work, what best describes what a leader is?
a.
_____ someone who
must carefully balance how hard or how easy to lead a follower
b.
_____ in certain
situations a leader can become a follower
c.
_____ the situation
often dictates your approach to leadership
d.
_____ a leader’s
personality and temperament often determines their leadership style
e.
_____ achieves
success through different styles based upon their personality
f.
_____ anyone can be
put into a leadership position, not everyone can be a successful leader
g.
_____ “always on
stage” when dealing with followers
h.
_____ all of the
above (a-g) and lot more!

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