MGT 380 Week 2 Quiz | ashford university
When working with her team, Leila’s favorite saying is that “nothing changes if no one ever fails, so failure is to be celebrated.” She is constantly encouraging her team to take calculated risks in order to innovate. Based on Kouzes and Posner’s leadership challenge, Leila is:
A. challenging the process.
B. modeling the way.
C. enabling others to act.
D. encouraging the heart.
As she prepares to eventually become CEO of her family’s small manufacturing firm, Taylor recognizes that she needs to become more charismatic in order to lead the change necessary for the organization to stay successful. Which of the following practices is LEAST likely to help her develop charisma?
A. Getting an MBA degree from the local college
B. Taking on a role in a community organization where she can practice communicating a vision
C. Enrolling in improvisational courses at her local community theatre
D. Taking a public speaking course
Briana, a manager for a global finance firm, likes to follow the principle, “When in Rome, do as the Romans do,” believing that any action is ethical as long as it aligns with the local culture and norms. This is an example of which approach?
A. Ethical relativism
B. Virtue ethics
René decides to lay off 200 employees rather than report significant profit losses at the upcoming company board meeting. Failing to lay people off could result in closure of his plant and the loss of jobs for the entire employee base. On which moral principle is René’s decision likely based?
B. Virtue ethics
C. Rights rule
Howard Schultz, CEO of Starbucks, grew up in a housing project, where his family had no health benefits. As CEO, he is passionate about providing a top-tier benefits package to all employees. This is an example of:
A. leader authenticity.
B. justice rule.
D. ethical relativism.
Charismatic leadership is most likely to emerge in which of the following scenarios?
A. In organizations where employees are already aligned with and enthusiastic about the vision for the future.
B. In situations where a leader has been appointed to the position against the will of the subordinates.
C. In predictable situations when followers are already moving in the same direction.
D. In crisis situations when followers need a confident leader.
Which of the following statements is a common criticism of transactional leadership behaviors?
A. Transactional leadership excludes the leader from being able to demonstrate transformational leadership behaviors.
B. Transactional leadership results in all followers being treated differently based on their interests, motives, and skills.
C. Transactional leadership only focuses on positive behaviors, thus employee performance issues remain left uncorrected.
D. Transactional leadership practices do not change followers’ commitment or beliefs, thus they do not result in long-lasting changes in behavior.
Which of the following is NOT an outcome associated with Kouzes and Posner’s leadership characteristic “enabling others to act”?
A. People feel empowered and trusted.
B. Results exceed the manager’s and followers’ expectations.
C. Followers evolve to become leaders.
D. Followers feel as though tasks have been forced on them.
Which of the following statements best depicts the relationship between leader ethics and follower behavior?
A. Leader ethics have very little impact on job satisfaction or follower behaviors.
B. Leader ethics is related to job satisfaction and impacts follower behaviors at all levels.
C. When a leader behaves ethically, followers are more likely to behave unethically to accomplish tasks.
D. Leader ethics are important for job satisfaction but have little impact on follower behaviors.
When a training program is created to highlight the responsibilities of ethical leaders, which of the following principles would likely be included?
A. What is good for the individual is good for the organization.
B. Sometimes risk of death is necessary if the ends justify the means.
C. Adjust decisions about ethics to fit the local norms.
D. Treat people as valuable assets, rather than just as a means to an end.