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PES Institute of Technology


MBA Program

IV Semester MBA

Assignment #1
Notes: 1. 2. 3. 4. All questions are compulsory. Answer all questions in the serial order. The answers should be written in Blue books available outside with a copy of this assignment pasted after cover page. Last date for submission is: 04.04.2013

Module 1

Introduction to Leadership:
Define these Key Terms Leadership Influencing Managerial role categories Interpersonal leadership roles Informational leadership roles Decisional leadership roles Levels of analysis of leadership theory Leadership theory Leadership theory classifications Leadership paradigm Leadership trait theories Behavioral leadership theories Contingency leadership theories Integrative leadership theories Answer these questions 1. Why Leadership is Important? 2. List some characteristics of Effective Leaders 3. Explain Key Elements of Leadership. 4. Are Leaders Born or Made? Give your viewpoint. 5. What are the various Managerial Roles played by a leader in an organization? 6. Explain different levels of Leadership Analysis. 7. Explain various Leadership Theories. 8. Paradigm has shifted from management to leadership. Comment. 9. Elaborate on Leaders vs. Managers.

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Module 2

Leadership Traits and Ethics:

Define these Key Terms Traits Personality Big Five Model of Personality Surgency personality dimension Agreeableness personality dimension Adjustment personality dimension Conscientiousness personality dimension Openness-to-experience personality dimension Personality profiles Self-awareness Social awareness Self-management Relationship management Achievement Motivation Theory Leader Motive Profile Theory Leader Motive Profile (LMP) Attitudes Theory X and Theory Y Pygmalion effect Self-concept Self-efficacy Ethics Moral justification Displacement of responsibility Diffusion of responsibility Disregard or distortion of consequences Euphemistic labeling Stakeholder approach to ethics

Answer these questions 1. What Value do Traits and Personality have in the Study of Leadership? 2. Explain Big Five Model of Personality 3. List major reasons for Executive Derailment? 4. What are some traits of effective leaders? 5. What is Achievement Motivation Theory? 6. What are the characteristics of each need in Achievement Motivation Theory? 7. Compare the combined Traits and Needs of the Big Five Model of Personality, Traits of Effective Leaders, Achievement Motivation Theory and Leader Motive Profile (LMP) 8. What are Theory X and Theory Y? 9. What is the Pygmalion Effect? 10. What is Self-Concept? 11. What is Self-efficacy? 12. How Can a Would-Be Leader Develop a Positive Self-Concept? 13. Explain Leadership Styles Based on Attitudes 14. Write down the characteristics of ethics and Integrity. Explain three factors affecting ethical behaviour 15. How people justify Unethical Behavior? 16. Explain some important guides to Ethical Behavior 17. Why Some Leaders are not ethical? 18. What does it take to be an Ethical Leader?

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Module 3

Leadership Behavior and Motivation:

Define these Key Terms Leadership style University of Iowa leadership styles. University of Michigan Leadership Model Ohio State University Leadership Model Leadership Grid Motivation Motivation process Content motivation theories Hierarchy of needs theory Two-factor theory Acquired needs theory Process motivation theories Equity theory Expectancy theory Goal-setting theory Writing objectives model Reinforcement theory Giving praise model

Answer these questions 1. Describe similarities and differences between the University of Michigan and Ohio State University leadership models. 2. Discuss similarities and differences between the Ohio State University Leadership Model and the Leadership Grid. 3. Discuss similarities and differences among the three content motivation theories. 4. Discuss the major similarities and differences among the three process motivation theories. 5. Explain the four types of reinforcement. 6. State the major differences among content, process, and reinforcement theories. 7. State the major difference between behavioral and contingency theories, and explain the behavioral contribution to contingency theories. 8. Describe the contingency leadership theory variables. 9. State the leadership continuum model major styles and variables. 10. Identify the path-goal leadership model styles and variables. 11. State the normative leadership model styles and the number of variables. 12. Discuss the major similarities and differences between the behavioral and contingency leadership theories. 13. Compare and contrast four major differences among the four contingency leadership models. 14. List which leadership models are prescriptive and descriptive, and explain why they are classified as such. 15. Explain substitutes and neutralizers of leadership.

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