Chapter 12 In Fiedler’s contingency theory, the term

Document Type
Test Prep
Book Title
Effective Management 6th Edition
Authors
Chuck Williams
Course Post-Assessment CH 12
Williams Effective Management 6e
TRUE/FALSE
1. Whereas managers tend to have a short-term perspective, leaders tend to have a long-term perspective.
2. Since there are no consistent trait differences between leaders and nonleaders, or between effective and
ineffective leaders, trait theory is wrong.
3. There is no such thing as a "best" leadership style for all situations and employees.
4. While transformational leaders use visionary and inspirational appeals to influence followers,
transactional leadership is based on an exchange process.
MULTIPLE CHOICE
1. Which of the following is the best leadership style for all situations?
a.
team management
b.
middle of the road management
c.
authority-compliance
d.
country club management
e.
none of these
2. In Fiedler's contingency theory, the term ____ refers to the degree to which leaders are able to hire,
fire, reward, and punish workers.
a.
situational favorableness
b.
leader-member relations
c.
task structure
d.
position power
e.
situational unfavorableness
3. Which of the following approaches to implementing Fiedler's contingency theory in the workplace has
proven effective?
a.
accurately measuring and matching leaders to situations
b.
teaching managers how to change situational favorableness
c.
arbitrary definition of situations
d.
only hiring supervisors with appropriate leadership traits
e.
creating standing plans concerning leader actions and reactions
4. Which of the following is NOT one of the four leadership styles identified in the path-goal theory of
leadership?
a.
directive
b.
supportive
c.
participative
d.
charismatic
e.
achievement-oriented
5. According to the path-goal theory of leadership, ____ involves letting employees know precisely what
is expected of them, giving them specific guidelines for performing tasks, scheduling work, setting
standards of performance, and making sure that people follow standard rules and regulations.
a.
people-oriented leadership
b.
supportive leadership
c.
participative leadership
d.
achievement-oriented leadership
e.
directive leadership
6. Hersey and Blanchard’s situational theory states that leaders need to adjust their leadership styles to
match:
a.
participative requirements
b.
the corporate culture
c.
the situation
d.
worker readiness
e.
employee responsiveness
7. The normative decision theory:
a.
states that the situation determines what leadership style to use
b.
assumes that certain inalienable characteristics determine the most effective leaders
c.
helps managers determine how much employee participation should be used in decision
making
d.
assumes leader behavior can be fitted to subordinate characteristics
e.
assumes leaders are generally unable to change their leadership style
8. ____ refers to the behavioral tendencies and personal characteristics of leaders that create an
exceptionally strong relationship between them and their followers.
a.
Consideration leadership
b.
Charismatic leadership
c.
Transactional leadership
d.
Transformational leadership
e.
Leadership empowerment

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