Transformational Authentic and Servant Leadership

The premier skill in Servant Leadership is?

  • Courage
  • Vision
  • Persuasion
  • Listening

In Servant Leadership the leader must always have this in order to lead his organization.  The absence of this means the individual is not a leader at all.

  • objectivity
  • technical skill
  • foresight
  • situational awareness

This theory requires that personal and professional morality must match in all things?

Our course notes/readings identified this as a weakness of Authentic Leadership theory?

  • it may empower employees to take too much initiative.
  • there is no evidence that it helps meet institutional business goals.
  • it fails to meet diversity projections.
  • it slows down decision-making processes.

The theory most associated with truly radical change in the organizations led by it’s proponents?

  • transformational
  • Authentic
  • Servant
  • Trait

Transformational Leadership Quiz

John Hume focused on non-violent action to achieve his goals

  • True
  • False

Founding author of the Transformational Leadership theory

  • Hersey Blanchard
  • James Macgregor Burns
  • Robert Katz
  • Robert R. Blake

“For Bennis and Nannus, Transformational Leaders must start with”

  • A clear vision
  • inspiration
  • execution
  • trust

Transformational Leaders always show

  • a clear organizational chart
  • An ability to relate to the media
  • flexibility to change quickly
  • Genuine concern for the needs of followers

“To be successful in leading, Transformational Leaders must have”

  • excellent speaking skills
  • high moral standards
  • high academic credentials
  • singlemindedness


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Transformational Authentic and Servant Leadership