Essay about Leadership

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Chapter 17 Leadership

TRUE/FALSE QUESTIONS

WHO ARE LEADERS AND WHAT IS LEADERSHIP?

1. Managers and leaders are the same.
(False; easy; p. 488)

2. Ideally, all managers should be leaders.
(True; easy; p. 488)

EARLY THEORIES OF LEADERSHIP

3. Despite the best efforts of researchers, it proved impossible to identify one set of traits that would always differentiate leaders from nonleaders.
(True; moderate; p. 489)

4. Effective leaders do not need a high degree of knowledge about the company, industry, and technical matters.
(False; easy; p. 489)

5. Cognitive theories are leadership theories that identified behaviors that differentiated effective leaders from ineffective leaders.
(False; easy; p. 490)

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(False; moderate; p. 507)

29. Ethical leaders may use their charisma to enhance their power over followers and use that power for self-serving purposes.
(False; easy; p. 508; AACSB: Ethics)

30. Empowerment involves increasing the decision-making discretion of workers.
(True; easy; p. 509)

MULTIPLE-CHOICE QUESTIONS
For each of the following choose the answer that most completely answers the question.

WHO ARE LEADERS AND WHAT IS LEADERSHIP?

31. Persons who are able to influence others and who possess managerial authority are termed ______________.
a. managers
b. leaders
c. organizers
d. visionaries
(b; easy; p. 488) 32. Leadership is __________________.
a. the process of influencing a group toward the achievement of goals
b. a group that achieves goals
c. the function of influencing a group towards the achievement of goals
d. directing a group towards the achievement of goals
(a; difficult; p. 488)

EARLY LEADERSHIP THEORIES

33. Leadership _____________.
a. has a requirement of at least five members to be led
b. is based on management direction
c. research has shown that it cannot be developed
d. has only been studied since the early twentieth century
(d; moderate; p. 488)

34. Early leadership trait research sought _______________.
a. to clarify the need for leadership traits
b. and found the traits status of

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