Keiser COM3131 Final Exam 2018 (100% Answer)
Effective coaches need to:
focus most on the coaching philosophy.
focus on the personality of the people involved.
manipulate coaching sessions to their advantage.
attend to both human and business needs.
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When John lectures employees about what he thinks they should do, they become defensive and tune out his feedback. To avoid such reactions, John's feedback needs to be:
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_____ are leaders who focus their energy on helping others improve their performance and achieve goals.
Which of the following is an objective of counseling?
To gain positive work outcomes
To obtain a willingness to change
To enhance relationships
To reinforce positive behaviors and correct negative behaviors
Effective feedback should be:
What is the role of a team leader or a team member at the norming stage of team development?
To encourage team members to take on more responsibility and work together to create means acceptable for solving problems
To encourage the team members to debrief the project
To encourage the group to establish its mission and purpose, set up a work schedule, and establish some initial norms for working together
To encourage the members to preserve formality and treat the other members as strangers
At the adjourning stage of team development, the team members are most likely to:
preserve formality and treat the other members as strangers.
work toward establishing communication channels.
engage in constructive self-change for the good of the group.
disband permanently or take a temporary break.
In the _____ stage of team development, teams are at a position in which they have worked through their differences, their membership is stable, the task is clear, and eyes are on the prize.
Which of the following is an ineffective practice during a negotiation process?
Bargaining by focusing on positions rather than interests
Starting the negotiation with a relationship-based tone rather than on an adversarial note
Concentrating on problems rather than people when bargaining
Exploring all possibilities for solutions rather than quickly focusing on one fixed solution
Wilson, a sales representative at a health club, tried selling a $700 membership plan to one of the club's most loyal customers. The customer agreed to purchase the plan at a lesser price of $500. Keeping in mind that the relationship with the customer was important, Wilson agreed to sell it for $650 along with some additional free services.Which of the following negotiation approaches does this scenario best illustrate?
In a negotiation with a vendor, Paul senses that the representative of the vendor might be exaggerating his claim about a product. Which of the following would be the least effective way for Paul to respond to such behavior?
Make personal attacks or demean the other party to inhibit confidence
Ask direct questions to reveal the truth or missing information
Inform the vendor's representative that such behaviors will not be tolerated
Request a different vendor representative with whom the negotiations could be continued
Since Carl is majoring in accounting, he decides to meet his mother's friend who works for a prestigious accounting firm to take her advice on careers in the accounting field. Carl is learning about his career opportunities through a(n):
Which of the following can adversely affect a person's ability to network?
Having difficulty in asking others for help
Aiming to reach personal goals with help from others
Sharing sensitive or competitive information
Being an extrovert and sharing competitive information
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In order to make mentoring relationships work, protégés must:
make mentoring a two-way street.
avoid reassessing and altering their network.
refrain from revealing goals and ambitions.
stick to the advice of a single mentor rather than seeking multiple mentors.
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As a new college graduate, Peter needs to develop contacts to ensure that his goal of having his own consulting company becomes a reality in the future. Which of the following actions should Peter take to develop and maintain his network?
He should refrain from sharing sensitive or competitive information.
He must avoid analyzing every situation for possibilities.
He must keep his ambitions and goals under wraps.
He must nurture relationships with individuals in the profession.
A(n) _____ is an effective technique for finding the right job or career by enquiring people about their own careers and jobs.
Walter is aware that he needs a job which provides a high percentage of performance incentives as financial rewards that will drive him to work hard at his job. Which of the following components of behavior is Walter primarily aware of in this scenario?
Modes of acting
Modes of interacting
Rosa's co-workers have often complained that it is difficult to work with her. This is mainly because Rosa is highly rigid in nature and intolerant toward others' opinions and ideas. In the context of the Big Five personality model, which of the following does Rosa best illustrate?
Low uncertainty avoidance
_____ is best described as the act of sharing your thoughts, feelings, and ideas with others without self-deception, without distortion.
To be an effective leader, Kyle, a project manager, must:
keep himself detached from the group he leads.
avoid challenging the rules.
find ways to reward individuals and groups.
A Theory X manager:
is perfect for an empowerment approach.
holds the belief that employees enjoy work.
holds the belief that subordinates shirk responsibility.
is comfortable with higher levels of employee involvement.
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Which of the following helps to facilitate an empowered environment?
High role ambiguity
Narrow span of control
"Top-down" approach of management
Which of the following is true of effective delegation?
Communication and delegation go hand in hand.
Effective delegation begins with an authoritative and autocratic environment.
One-way communication is essential for effective delegation.
Delegation of work is possible only in the production line approach.
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Identify the social structural characteristic that helps in creating an empowering environment through decentralization, allowing greater contribution to overall operation, and avoiding micromanagement.
Low role ambiguity
Wide span of control
High role ambiguity
Steve has been given the charge of managing unskilled labor in the production units of his company. These workers are primarily motivated by financial incentives, and other perks such as discount coupons and free movie or lunch days. In this scenario, which of the following power bases should Steve primarily use to influence the workers' to improve their productivity?
When a manager has coercive power, his subordinates comply with his orders primarily because they:
want to avoid punishment.
like the qualities of the manager.
respect the manager's knowledge and skills.
want to emulate what the manager represents.
For which of the following power bases, do employees primarily comply because they like, believe in, or want to emulate the person in power and what he or she represents?
Bioleap Inc. had been experiencing a decline in its stock value. The CEO of the company called a meeting of the shareholders to address this issue. The CEO explained how her husband had started this company with less than $1000, and how he had always been driven by the need to innovate. Thus, she requested the shareholders to support the management's decision to retain the company's earnings to reinvest in research and development. Which of the following politicking strategies does this scenario best illustrate?
Nancy told her team members that they could leave early for Christmas vacation if they met the sales target on time. In doing so, Nancy is primarily relying on the _____ power base to motivate her team members.
In the context of anticipatory fear, _____ is a preoccupation with an anticipated threat.
Which of the following statements is true of the different types of stress?
Distress presents an opportunity for personal growth.
Eustress is negative in nature.
Distress cannot have debilitating effects.
Eustress pushes people to higher performance.
Which of the following statements is true of gender-based differences in communication styles?
Women are perceived to be very clear when giving instructions.
Men use communication to assert their status and request action.
Men tend to be indirect, vague, and apologetic when they speak.
Women tend to use direct, succinct language.
Which of the following is a way of building relationships with diverse others?
Avoiding sharing information about oneself
Forming an opinion about others based on their accent
Seeking opportunities to interact with a wide variety of peers
Making derogatory comments about particular groups
Which of the following descriptions of the individual is an example of a primary dimension of diversity?
David has above average intelligence.
David is a Christian.
David is a senior marketing manager.
David has military experience.
_____ is best described as a process by which several possibilities are considered and prioritized, resulting in a clear choice of one option over others.
Wood Tales Inc., a furniture company, was facing declining sales. In a brainstorming session, the company's product development team was asked to think about how a chair would be used from the perspective of four-year olds. After several creative ideas, the team came up with the idea that a chair could be used as a ladder, a table, or a shoe rack if it could be dismantled and rearranged. Hence, the company was able to commercialize its multi-purpose chair. This method of seeking novel alternatives to a problem is referred to as _____.
_____, is best described as an approach to creative problem solving that requires starting with a problem and working to move toward a solution.
Supplies Plus Inc. is the most trusted supplier of component parts in the automobile industry. Irrespective of the situation, the company has been persistently delivering its products to its customers before the specified delivery date, at the promised price, and without compromising on the quality. Which of the following elements of trust has primarily helped Supplies Plus earn the reputation of the most trusted supplier?
Sandra's husband knows that Sandra fidgets with her hair when stressed. However, Sandra is unaware of her body language during such situations. With regard to Sandra's self-awareness, which section of the Johari Window does this scenario best illustrate? Answers:
The unknown area
The open area
The blind area
The hidden area
Mike intentionally left out the details regarding the actual costs associated with a project so that he can get the project approved by his manager. Mike's misrepresentation illustrates _____, a barrier to effective communication.
The intentional manipulation of information to make it more favorable to the receiver is known as _____.
Sally has recently joined a multimedia firm; and her manager, Ellen, has asked her to develop an advertising campaign for a client. Ellen considers Sally to be inexperienced and constantly questions Sally's suggestions for the campaign. At times, she rejects Sally's proposals even without hearing her out. This barrier of communication between Sally and Ellen is most likely a result of:
lack of time.
lack of credibility.
Which of the following is a barrier to effective nonverbal communication?
Layout of the space or room, lighting, color scheme, noise, and decorations where communication is taking place
Awareness of cultural differences when analyzing how chronemics plays out in communication
Use of space in communicating with others
Reliance on constant use of mobile devices during a conversation
Harry is setting up his new office. He wants to make sure that the arrangement of his desk and chairs sends out an egalitarian message to the others in his office. For this to happen, he should:
arrange the chairs around his desk.
place the chairs on the other side of his desk, facing him.
place the chairs quite far from his desk, facing him.
make sure he is seated with his back to the door.
Paraverbal communication cues include:
In case of a conflict, a third party should typically be brought in for mediation if:
Answers: the issues are less consequential or problematic than at first believed.
the issues could be better dealt with via the reinforcement technique of "extinction."
there are multiple satisfactory solutions.
one of the parties seems to be stubbornly refusing to compromise.
_____, as a conflict management strategy, is the political equivalent of "win some, lose some" and is possible in a long-term relationship where there is time for give-and-take exchange.
Competing, as a conflict management strategy, is appropriate when:
an action that is vital to an organization's welfare has to be taken.
a solution that satisfies the objectives of all the involved parties is desired.
it is important to maintain the relationships involved.
there is plenty of time for finding an integrative solution.
Amanda wants to improve her overall health and well-being. In order to meet her objective, she begins by writing down some goal statements. In this case, which of the following statements should be used by Amanda for effective goal setting?
"I would like to be in better shape in a month's time."
"I would like to lose 10 pounds in a week's time."
"I would like to be in a better shape by exercising often and lowering my cholesterol levels."
"I would like to lose 10 pounds in two months by lowering my cholesterol by 20 points and exercising regularly."
According to the SMART goal system, "A" stands for _____.