Test 1: Leadership Management Essays

1103 Words Oct 25th, 2012 5 Pages
1Chapter 1
- A boss by definition usually has position power over subordinates. True
- A factor common to the leadership classification systems is the view of leadership as a process of influence. True
- According to Burns, followers should remember that their leaders are above them and act accordingly. False
- An individual perceived by other group members as influential can only be an assigned leader, not an emergent one. False
- Followers usually are responsible for maintaining the relationship with leaders. False
- Kotter argues that managerial and leadership functions are really quite similar. True
- Leaders who use coercion are generally mostly interested in their own goals, rather than those of subordinates. True
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- The great person approach focuses on important political leaders. True
- The trait approach determines the most important traits in a highly objective way. False
- The trait approach emphasizes that leadership resides within the individual. True
- The trait approach failed to identify a definitive set of specific leadership traits. True
- The trait approach focuses primarily on the leader, not on the followers or the situation. True
- The trait approach has a century of research to back it up. True

Chapter 3
- Career experience is a strong influence on a leader's competencies. True
- Crystallized cognitive ability refers to one's innate intellectual ability or intelligence. False
- Environmental influences are factors in a situation that lie outside the leader's competencies, characteristics, and experiences. True
- Human skills are important at all levels of management. True
- Katz states that human skills are most important for middle and top management levels. False
- Motivation and personality fall within the competencies component of Mumford's skills model. False
- Mumford's research studied military personal rather than business and organizational leaders. True
- Skills approach provides a structure consistent with leadership education programs. True
- Social judgment is an individual attribute in the skills model. False
- Technical skills grow in importance as one