Leadership, Chapter 3 Quiz

The concept of leadership polarity suggests that group members
tend to intensely like or dislike leaders.

The effective transformational leader deliberately creates distrust throughout the organization so he or she will be needed to decrease the confusion.
False

A leader who is personally charismatic is likely to
attract people to him or her

Charismatic leaders use metaphors and analogies primarily to
maintain discipline and order.

Charismatic leaders are much more conservative than average with respect to risk taking.
False

Marcie is a charismatic leader. When she encounters Salvatore, a work associate she met once two years ago, Marcie is likely to say,
“Hello, Salvatore, good to see you again.”

Part of a leader’s vision is to implement the vision he or she created.
True

A study showed that attributions of charisma are heavily influenced by
members of a person’s network.

Because transformational leaders attempt to bring about change, they tend to focus on the short-range, as well as a narrow focus.
False

The personalized charismatic leader uses power to
further his or her own interests

We know that charismatic leadership has taken place when
extraordinary levels of devotion, identification and emulation are aroused in group members.

An effective vision should
connect with the goals and dreams of constituents

Brain research about visions suggests that visionaries in contrast to non-visionaries,
have different levels of brain activity.

Which of the following would most likely be a vision for Avon Products?
become the ultimate relationship marketer of products and services for women.

An effective strategy for a transformational leader is to concentrate resources on the areas most in need of change and with the biggest possible payoff.
True

A recommended strategy for a transformational leader attempting to help a troubled organization is to concentrate resources where
change is needed the most and the potential payoff is big

Charismatic leaders are likely to cultivate relationships with group members by means of
impression management

A synthesis of studies about transformational leadership and performance found that this type of leadership
was positively associated with a group of criteria.

A vitally important part of being a charismatic leader is
being emotionally expressive and warm.

A vision deals mostly with
the ability to imagine different and better conditions and the ways to achieve them.

Displaying an in-your-face attitude can contribute to a person’s charisma.
True

A key point about charisma is that it is a(n)
relationship between the leader and the group members

A study of financial firms suggested that being charismatic tended to lower business unit performance because workers became distracted by the leader’s charm.
False

A major concern about charismatic leadership is that
group members sometimes follow a charismatic leader down an unethical path.

A socialized charismatic leader is concerned primarily with using power for the good of other people.
True

According to the leadership text, developing your energy level will help you become more charismatic.
True

A study of team leadership found that transformational leadership helped the group
feel more potent, leading to better performance

A charismatic leader will often
challenge, prod, and poke other people

A study indicated that transformational leadership of teams is likely to help the team feel more capable, and also perform better.
True

A statistical analysis of charismatic leadership revealed that charisma is composed of three factors: charm, assertiveness, and expert power.
False

A challenge to the validity of charismatic leadership is that leaders might be
perceived as charismatic because of their accomplishments

Charismatic leaders are characterized as
being willing to use unconventional strategies

A transformational leader is one who
makes major changes in the organization

Management by storytelling is a method used by charismatic and transformational leaders to discipline employees and involves telling them stories about what happened to other employees who stepped out of line.
False

Although they are confident people, charismatic leaders regularly solicit input from their constituents.
True

A vision statement for AcerComputer is likely to be something to the effect, “Within three years we will increase our sales of desktop computers by 25 percent.”
False

To be truly effective for the purpose of charismatic leadership, a metaphor should appeal to the intellect, imagination, and values.
True

Which one of the following is not particularly recommended as a method of formulating a vision?
Studying historical precedents

Being perceived as charismatic can often be important for a top-level leader to hold on to his or her position.
True

Charismatic leaders are easy-going, natural people who tend to minimize impression management.
False

Brain research suggests that people who are perceived to be visionaries have much higher levels of activity in certain areas of the brain than do non-visionaries.
True

Part of being charismatic is making an impressive physical appearance.
True

An essential part of being a charismatic and transformational leader is to offer constituents a vision of the future.
True

An effective strategy for a transformational leader is to concentrate resources on the areas most in need of change and with the biggest possible payoff.
True

One of the effects of charismatic leadership is the creation of a wide gap between the beliefs of the leader and those of group members.
False

A transactional leader in contrast to a transformational one is more likely to
emphasize rewards for good performance

To highly motivate organizational members, the transformational leader attempts to get constituents to focus on their self-interest.
False