Mgt 460 week 3 quiz (all correct)

MGT 460 Leadership Priorities & Practice

Week 3 Quiz (All correct)

Question1          

With regard to feedback, a leader should…

 

  Be clear about what characteristics a subordinate possesses that are dysfunctional

Ask others for feedback

  Provide reports to each subordinate so that subordinates can compare their performance to others

subordinates know when they do not have the capability to improve their performance

 

 

 

Question 2.       

What are the two main types of interviews:

 

  Unstructured and projective

Unstructured and stress

Structured and unstructured

 Structured and situational

 

 

Question 3.       

A way to undermine trust in leadership is to…

 

Encourage your direct reports to speak the truth

Explain a situation in different ways to different subordinates so they will understand

Reward direct reports who are contrarians

 Encourage direct reports to challenge leadership

 

 

 

Question 4.       

An overarching goal or strategies for a top leader might be to be sure each vice president understands the meaning of…

 

  Delighting customers

 Monitoring subordinates

 Having detailed roles and responsibilities for each direct report

 Timing announcements to match stock market expectations and report dates

 

 

 

Question 5.       

What type of question is focused on understanding how a candidate may behave in a hypothetical situation:

Behaviorally-based

 Job-related

 Job knowledge

 Situational

 

 

 

Question 6.       

What is the best strategy for making recognition an effective motivator?

 

 Recognize only the people who had substantial input to accomplishing a goal

 Waiting until you are certain that the goal has been achieved

Giving a cash bonus

Recognizing everyone involved in an accomplishment, even those in the back office who were behind the scenes

 

 

 

 

Question 7.       

How often should a leader evaluate a subordinate’s performance?

 

 Once a year when the organization requires a formal performance appraisal form be completed and shared with the subordinate

 Every day if possible

 After major accomplishments have been completed

 Whenever the subordinate acts in a way that demonstrates one or more weakness

 

 

 

Question 8.       

How does a goal statement differ from a strategy or tactic statement?

 

A goal statement indicates what you want to accomplish

A goal statement indicates what you plan to do

 A goal statement indicates what you expect from subordinates

 Strategy is the overall direction of the company whereas a goal statement is what each person needs to do to affect that

 

 

 

 

Question 9.       

One-to-one leadership requires competencies that support…

 

 Time management

 Setting parameters and controls over human resource practices

Performance management

Distributing and explaining corporate financial reports to employees

 

 

 

 

Question 10.     

Which would not be considered a developmental assignment?

 

 Being given a highly visible task that is important to the organization’s success

 Being given feedback and asked to use it to improve one’s performance

  Leading a start-up—for instance, a new support department or line of business

Opening a new office

 

 

 

 

 

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