Ashworth semester exam bu450 leadership skills management


Question 1

In addition to basic managerial functions of planning, organizing, staffing, directing, and controlling, leaders are ascribed: 


procedural and external   roles.


procedural and internal   roles.


strategic and internal   roles.


strategic and external   roles.

Question 2

Leaders in high power distance cultures would be most characterized by: 


expecting feedback from   employees.


relying on formal   structures to accomplish tasks.


seeking notoriety for   the organization.


focusing on team   efforts.

Question 3

The trait approach to leadership suggests that: 


leaders have special   innate qualities.


leadership traits are   clearly visible.


traits are based on   social class.


traits cannot be   measured.

Question 4

The interactionist view of individual differences suggests: 


the environment   determines who we are.


genes are the most   important factor in making people who they are.


heredity and the   environment both influence individual differences.


culture is one of the   key factor in determining how people behavior.

Question 5

All managers have access to which source of individual power? 









Question 6

Followers will only follow a charismatic leader if: 


they believe change is   needed.


they are motivated.


they have clear rewards   waiting for them.


they are confident.

Question 7

As organizations grow and mature, the leader’s influence is often replaced with: 


the influence of teams.


the power of middle   management.


the presence of a   strong culture.


individual decision   making.

Question 8

Which of the following cultural values can affect employee participation in decision making? 




tolerance for ambiguity




time orientation

Question 9

__________ is change that is the result of specific and conscious actions by leaders or followers to change the organization. 









Question 10

__________ focuses on education and teaching participants the skills to effectively conduct the day-to-day activities of the individual’s role in the organization. 


Executive development


Leader development


Leadership Development


Supervisory and   managerial development