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1. According to Cognitive Resources Theory, there is less likely to be a relation between intelligence and leader effectiveness when: (Points : 1)
there is a high level of interpersonal stress
the task is complex and unstructured
the leader has little prior experience with the task
the task requires frequent problem solving
2. What is the best conclusion about the traits of managers? (Points : 1)
a leader who is intelligent and highly motivated will be effective in any situation.
a leader who is weak on any key trait is unlikely to be effective
some traits improve the chance of being effective, but their relative importance depends on the situation
the trait approach fails to provide useful insights about the reasons for effective leadership
3. Descriptive research on narcissistic charismatics found that they are most likely to: (Points : 1)
take the time to guide and facilitate the implementation of their vision in the organization
press ahead in a persistent quest to attain their vision despite setbacks or negative evidence
give recognition to followers who make important contributions to the attainment of the vision
plan carefully for a successor qualified to protect the vision after the leader departs
4. Research at CCL found that leaders who derailed in their careers: (Points : 1)
experienced a string of successes in their earlier managerial positions
developed many cooperative relationships in their earlier positions
had early experience in a variety of different types of managerial positions
had experience with earlier positions that were very difficult and stressful
5. According to Path goal Theory, directive leadership is most effective when: (Points : 1)
the task is simple and repetitive
work roles are ambiguous
the task is tedious and stressful
work roles are interdependent
6. According to Bass, effective transformational leaders: (Points : 1)
select subordinates who will be loyal and uncritical
challenge strongly held values of followers to get their attention
delegate most decisions to self managed teams
use a combination of transformational and transactional behaviors
7. What is the major situational variable in Hersey and Blanchard s leadership theory? (Points : 1)
leader maturity
subordinate maturity
task structure
subordinate role interdependence
8. A high LPC leader is: (Points : 1)
is very critical of coworkers with whom it is difficult to work
very participative when making decisions about the work
less likely to be effective as a leader in most situations
has a primary motivation to maintain cooperative relationships
9. According to Shamir, the vision articulated by charismatic leaders emphasizes: (Points : 1)
specific, challenging performance objectives
tangible benefits that justify exceptional follower effort
symbolic and expressive aspects of the work itself
factual evidence about the feasibility of the objectives
10. In which leadership theory is sharing power with followers most important? (Points : 1)
Shamir s self concept theory
Meindl s social contagion theory
Conger and Kanungo s attribution theory
Bass transformational leadership theory

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