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LDR 535 Final Exam Guide

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1) According to the path-goal theory, supportive leadership contributes most to subordinate satisfaction and motivation when the task is 2) What is a facilitating condition according to the social contagion theory of charismatic leadership? 3) What is the most common indicator of personal integrity in the theories of ethical leadership? 4) What is the most likely benefit from using participation in decision making? 5) Which decision procedure combines participation with leader control over the final decision? 6) What is the most appropriate strategy for a leader when there is a decision that involves a conflict among the interests of different stakeholders? 7) One of the major determinants of how and why an individual initiates and sustains certain behaviors is based on 8) Perception based on what someone can see, hear, smell, and so forth is called


9) Perception based on interactions among broad sociocultural factors is called 10) The theory that leads managers to believe that all employees are inherently lazy, lacking desire and ambition is 11) The theory that leads managers to more reality testing around tasks, time, pressures, and so forth, is known as 12) The idea of a hierarchy of needs that includes physiological, security, social, self-esteem, and self-actualization needs was formulated by: 13) What pace and sequencing of desired changes has received research support? 14) Which is most likely to be effective for implementing major change? 15) Which action would be considered a guideline for implementing change? 16) The levels of organization change include 17) The physical/technical layer is: 18) Organizational culture is best described as 19) Which approach to influence culture would be classified as a direct action by a leader? 20) Which two kinds of power have been found to be related most strongly to leader effectiveness in motivating subordinates? 21) Control over information is likely to give a manager power over


22) The status and influence accorded an emergent leader depends primarily on 23) Referent power is most likely to result in which type of influence process? 24) What statement about influence objectives is most accurate? 25) Which influence tactic would most likely be used laterally as compared to downward? 26) Resistance by a subordinate to a change proposed by the boss is best viewed as 27) What is the best way for a CEO to deal with managers in key positions who continue to resist a major change? 28) At which stage of growth is it usually most difficult to change an organization’s culture? 29) Lewin’s three-step change framework consists of these phases 30) For those individuals with lower levels of organizational security, the impact of change has been equated to a process similar to

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LDR 535 Week 1 DQ 1

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Week 1 DQ 1 Briefly describe an organizational change you have experienced. Whic h leadership styles did you observe from those who implemented the ch ange? If you also managed the change, what leadership style did you u se? How did these leadership styles promote or impede the change initi ative?

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LDR 535 Week 1 DQ 2

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Week 1 DQ 2 Who is responsible for leadership during organizational change? How might the style of those leading change affect the organizational chan ge?


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LDR 535 Week 1 Individual Assignment CAREER CONNECTION Leadership Theories Worksheet

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Complete the Leadership Theories Worksheet with the following information: Identify five leadership theories Describe the strengths of each leadership theory Describe the weaknesses of each leadership theory Provide an example of an appropriate application of each theory in the workplace Provide an example of an inappropriate application of each theory in the workplace Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment. ==============================================

LDR 535 Week 2 DQ 1


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Week 2 DQ 1 What factors affect one’s attitude? How might one’s attitude affect one ’s behavior? How do emotions influence behavior? How does the psyc hological contract affect one’s attitude and behavior?

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LDR 535 Week 2 DQ 2

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Week 2 DQ 2 How might conflicting values of an employee and manager affect the e mployee’s behavior? How might conflicting personalities on a team inf luence individual behaviors? How might consultants influence those


managing a change initiative when a conflict of personality or values e xists?

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LDR 535 Week 2 Team Strategic Leadership and Change Paper, Part I

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Select an organization that has undergone a large-scale change to use as the team's company in the profile. Write a summary of no more than 350-words in which you include the following: Industry and organization description Current executive leadership structure The rationale for choosing this organization Format the summary consistent with APA guidelines. Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment. ==============================================


LDR 535 Week 3 DQ 1

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Week 3 DQ 1 Compare the information in Ch. 10 of Leadership in Organizations on different types of organizational change with the information in the MicrosoftÂŽ PowerPointÂŽ Layers of Organizational Change slide. What parallels can be drawn among the four approaches to organizational change described by Yukl and the three levels identified in the University of Phoenix Material? Which change initiatives might be easier and which might be more difficult? Explain your answer. ==============================================

LDR 535 Week 3 DQ 2

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Week 3 DQ 2 Why is knowledge of the current organizational culture important duri ng a change initiative? How might the organizational culture affect th e success of a change initiative? As a consultant, what approach would you take if the client organization has a culture that resists change?

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LDR 535 Week 3 Individual AssignmentPositive Leadership Theory and Change

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Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper in which you articulate the relationship between positive leadership and change. Address the following points in your paper: Define Positive Leadership Theory and provide examples from your readings. Discuss how positive leadership leads to employee engagement during times of change.


Discuss how positive leadership reduces employee resistance to change. Compare and contrast positive change leadership and management with specific examples from the text, outside sources, and/or personal examples. What are some different leadership and management roles and functions? How are these roles similar? How are they different? Provide a rationale for your answers. Cite at least two peer reviewed sources in addition to the textbook. Format consistent with APA Guidelines. Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment. ==============================================

LDR 535 Week 3 Team Assignment Strategic Leadership and Change Paper, Part II

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Write a 1,750- to 2,450-word draft version of the Strategic Leadership and Change paper. Include the following in the paper. Introduction


Industry and organization description Current executive leadership structure How effective the current leadership team is at providing strategic leadership Provide a critique of the organization's mission statement and strategic vision Discuss whether or not the long-term vision is adaptive and supports change or is rigid and resists change. Change Describe the nature of the change. Identify the role leadership played during the change. Was the change successful? How did the organization deal with resistance? What influence would mindful leadership have on resistance to change? Discuss the role of intra and entrepreneurial competencies as applied to organizational leadership during change. Conclusion Cite at least 2 peer reviewed sources other than your textbook. Format consistent with APA Guidelines. Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment. ==============================================


LDR 535 Week 4 DQ 1

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Week 4 DQ 1 How might power affect the relationship between managers, peers, an d subordinates? How might these relationship dynamics be affected by an organizational change? As a consultant, how might the level of the organizational change, be it technical level, infrastructure level, or val ue level, change how you leverage the existing power structure?

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LDR 535 Week 4 DQ 2

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Week 4 DQ 2 How is influence different from power? As a consultant, which influen ce tactics might you use during a change initiative? With whom would you use each influence tactic? How might you use your knowledge of t he client power structure to strategically select your influence tactic?

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LDR 535 Week 4 Team Assignment Strategic Leadership and Change Paper, Part III

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Write a 1,750- to 2,450-word paper in which you discuss strategic leadership and change. Include the following in the paper: Introduction Industry and organization description Current executive leadership structure How effective the current leadership team is at providing strategic leadership


Provide a critique of the organization's mission statement and strategic vision. Discuss whether or not the long-term vision is adaptive and supports change or is rigid and resists change. Change Describe the nature of the change. Identify the role leadership played during the change. Was the change successful? How did the organization deal with resistance? What influence would mindful leadership have on resistance to change? Discuss the role of intra and entrepreneurial competencies have as applied to organizational leadership during change. Conclusion Cite at least 2 peer reviewed sources other than your textbook. Format consistent with APA Guidelines. Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment. ==============================================

LDR 535 Week 5 DQ 1

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Week 5 DQ 1 What are four potential barriers to change? How might these impede the success of a change initiative? As a consultant, what mitigation strategies might you propose to your client for each of the p otential barriers you identified?

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LDR 535 Week 5 DQ 2

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Week 5 DQ 1 What are four potential barriers to change? How might these impede the success of a change initiative? As a consultant, what mitigation strategies might you propose to your client for each of the p otential barriers you identified?


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LDR 535 Week 5 Individual Leadership Development Journal, Entry #5

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Complete the Perceived Leader Integrity Scale. Summarize your results in Leadership Development Journal: Entry #5. Include in the summary: How you see yourself and your integrity What the self-assessment indicates about you Format consistent with APA Guidelines. Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment. ==============================================

LDR 535 Week 5 Team Assignment Organizational Culture and Leading Change


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Prepare an Executive Summary of no more than 350-words. Create a 7- to 10-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® Presentation that discusses the role culture plays in organizational change. At a minimum, include the following: Define organizational culture. Discuss the roots of organizational culture. Discuss the role organizational culture plays during times of change. Discuss the role leadership plays in forming and challenging cultural norms. Organizational ethics and ethical considerations or change. Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment. ==============================================

LDR 535 Week 6 CAREER CONNECTION Leadership Development Journal – Final

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Complete the Adaptive Leadership Questionnaire. Summarize your results in Leadership Development Journal: Entry #5. Include in the summary: How you see yourself and your strategic leadership traits What the self-assessment indicates about you Finalize your Leadership Development Journal. Include in the Leadership Development Journal: The weekly entries for the Journal including the summaries and results for the assessment tools Your overall assessment based on your weekly self-assessments and what you have learned about leadership through the course, course readings, and other resources How you will use what you've learned about yourself and your leadership skills to help you in your current or planned career path Format consistent with APA Guidelines. Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment. ==============================================

LDR 535 Week 6 DQ 1


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Week 6 DQ 1 In the article, “Mapping Out a Game Plan for Change” found in your Electronic Reserve Readings for Week Five, the author says “Plan to be wrong.” What does he mean by this? Why is it important to create a change management plan that is flexible enough for this?

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