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Question # 00003751 Posted By: spqr Updated on: 11/19/2013 12:48 PM Due on: 11/30/2013
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41. According to the path-goal theory, leader behavior that shows concern for subordinate's well being is known as

a. achievement-oriented leadership.

b. participative leadership.

c. supportive leadership.

d. directive leadership.

e. none of the above.

42. ______ is similar to the consideration leadership.

a. Supportive leadership

b. Directive leadership

c. Participative leadership

d. Achievement-Oriented leadership

e. None of the above

43. According to the path-goal theory, ______ occurs when leaders set clear and challenging goals for subordinates.

a. achievement-oriented leadership

b. supportive leadership

c. directive leadership

d. participative leadership

e. concern for production

44. Tina is a supervisor at Dawson Dolls. She always makes it a point to tell her subordinates exactly what to do. According to path-goal theory, this is an example of

a. participative leadership.

b. directive leadership.

c. supportive leadership.

d. achievement-oriented leadership.

e. consideration leadership.

45. Which leader behavior from the path-goal theory is similar to the initiating-structure leadership?

a. Supportive leadership

b. Directive leadership

c. Participative leadership

d. Achievement-Oriented leadership

e. None of the above

46. ________ means that the leader consults with his or her subordinates about decisions.

a. Supportive leadership

b. Directive leadership

c. Participative leadership

d. Achievement-Oriented leadership

e. None of the above

47. Which of the following are important work environment contingencies in path-goal theory?

a. The degree of task structure

b. The nature of the formal authority system

c. The work group

d. All of the above

e. a and b only


48. According to path-goal theory, employee effort is increased when

a. the leader clarifies how employees can receive rewards.

b. the leader changes the rewards available to the employee.

c. the leader behavior fits the situation.

d. all of the above.

e. a and b only.

49. A ______ is a situational variable that makes a leadership style unnecessary or redundant.

a. neutralizer

b. substitute

c. contingency

d. transaction

e. transformation

50. Shakil is a new manager at Gomes Company. He has absolutely no experience as a manager nor does he know the technology of his department well. These two factors prevent Shakil from directing his workforce. This is an example of __________ impacting leadership styles and behaviors.

a. substitutes

b. neutralizers

c. contingencies

d. citizenship

e. transformation

51. Which of the following could substitute for a directive leadership style?

a. An unambiguous task

b. A highly structured task

c. An experienced work force

d. All of the above

e. a and b only

52. ______ leaders clarify the role and task requirements of subordinates.

a. Transactional

b. Charismatic

c. Transformational

d. Supportive

e. Team

53. A __________ leader is one who has the ability to motivate subordinated to transcend their expected performance

a. transactional

b. charismatic

c. traditional

d. supportive

e. team

54. Charismatic leaders are often __________ than transactional leaders.

a. less emotional

b. more predictable

c. less predictable

d. more directive

e. none of the above

55. Some of the key characteristics associated with charismatic leaders include

a. visionary skills.

b. communication skills.

c. motivation skills.

d. all of the above.

e. none of the above.

56. Terrance is a great manager and he has a number of special skills. In particular, Terrance has the ability to get his subordinates to do more than would be normally expected. Which of the following terms best describes Terrance?

a. Transactional leader

b. Supportive leader

c. Charismatic leader

d. People-oriented leader

e. Production-oriented leader

57. The _______ leader is distinguished by their ability to bring about organizational change.

a. transformational

b. participative

c. charismatic

d. achievement-oriented

e. people-oriented leader

58. Which of these is the potential ability to influence the behavior of others?

a. Leadership

b. Management

c. Power

d. Control

e. Motivation

59. Which type of power comes from organizational structure and promotes stability, order, and problem solving within the structure?

a. Motivation

b. Position

c. Leadership

d. Control

e. Referent

60. __________ power comes from personal sources that are not as invested in the organization, such as personal interests, goals, and values.

a. Motivation

b. Management

c. Personal

d. Control

e. Referent

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