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Working with Words

MULTIPLE CHOICE

Circle the letter next to the answer that best completes the sentence.

1:Nancy did not agree with the ideas proposed in the committee meeting, but she did not want to appear to disagree with the group, so she did not speak up. This is an example of _______________.

(a) consensus building

(b) groupthink

(c) compromising

(d) brainstorming

2:A _______________ leadership style seeks input from followers but does not give them a vote.

(a) participative

(b) democratic

(c) consultative

(d) consultative participative

3:The ability to influence others to act in a certain way is one description of _______________.

(a) bossiness

(b) groupthink

(c) leadership

(d) laissez-faire

4:Mike Anthony made most decisions without input from his work teams. Mike would be called _______________.

(a) an autocratic leader

(b) a consultative leader

(c) a bureaucrat

(d) a democrat

5:The most easygoing, hands-off leadership style is the _______________ style.

(a) laissez-faire

(b) analytical

(c) consultative

(d) democratic

6:Transactional leaders are likely to focus on _______________.

(a) tasks

(b) time

(c) people

(d) rewards

FIND THE MISFIT

In each group, underline the word that does not belong with the others. Then state why it doesn't belong.

1:consensus, groupthink, agreement, compromise
2:participative, autocratic, consultative, democratic
3:leadership, consensus, transactional, transformational
4:transactional, roles, transformational, tasks
5:motivational, transformational, tasks, inspirational
6:control, taskmaster, laissez-faire, autocratic

USING YOUR WORDS

Use each of the following words or phrases in a sentence that demonstrates that you understand the meaning of the word or phrase.

1:consensus
2:leadership
3:consultative participative leadership style
4:groupthink
5:autocratic



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