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PAF 410 Northern Arizona University Charisma and Leadership Midterm Questions

PAF 410

Northern Arizona University

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I’m studying for my Management class and don’t understand how to answer this. Can you help me study?

Scenario 1:

As head of a company, Exxel, you are looking to fill a position in your executive management team. To better screen potential candidates and shortlist the applicant pool, you are considering which skills and characteristics the ideal candidate should possess. To execute the position effectively, it is important that the candidate will be perceived as leader-like by followers and that the person will possess competencies that allow him or her to help you formulate the strategic plans for the future of the firm.

Q1. Which skills are important for your candidate to possess? Are some more important than others, if so why? (10 points)

Q2. Which characteristics are more likely to make the employees at Exxel perceive the candidate as leader-like? Briefly describe the characteristics and explain why persons possessing these characteristics are more likely to be perceived as leaders. (10 points)

Q3. Discuss potential strengths and weaknesses of using characteristics/traits models, such as the Big 5 personality factors, as screening tools in the executive management hire. (5 points)

Q4. Imagine Exxel decides to screen and hire candidates by using personality assessments. Select one of the ethical tests we discussed in class and explain why the decision to use personality assessments for hiring would be ethical or not ethical based on that ethical test. (5 points)

Scenario 2:

As part of the annual professional development workshop for city managers in local government the keynote speaker argued that words have the power to transform the motivation of your followers. Specifically, the speaker encouraged you to actively use charismatic leadership tactics (CLTs) in your everyday communication. Several sub-departments were recently merged by your city administration into the new Parks and Recreations department that you now oversee. The first staff meeting after the merger is coming up next week and you wish to be perceived as competent and capable of making people come together for a shared purpose.

Q5. Describe the concept of charisma as we have discussed in this course. (10 points)

Q6. Give two or more examples of CLTs and explain why this/these may help you convey a visionary message in an effective way. (10 points)

Q7. In the staff meeting you wish to promote the new vision statement that you have been working on for the Parks and Recreation department. Give example(s) of one or more values that are likely to be embedded in the vision statement for the Park and Recreation department. (5 points)

Q8. You are still not sure whether to include a narrow set of values or many different values that speak to the diverse communities that the department serves. Based on recent research, describe the two main components of an effective vision statement and explain why these components make for more effective vision statements. (10 points)

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PAF 410 Midterm Part II Information and Instructions Due: October 17, 2018 at 6:00 PM (AZ time) Late work will not be accepted! Plagiarism WILL NOT BE tolerated and will result in a 0. Grading: 0–100 (Weight 20% of final grade). The case description & free response test (part II) counts 65% and the multiple choice test (part I) counts 35%. Grades will take into account grammar and spelling. Papers must be well developed, logically consistent, and brief. The exam paper is to be completed individually. The exam paper is to be submitted electronically via Canvas. Please label all answers with the specific questions that is being responded to. Do not combine all scenario answers into one paragraph. Assignments that do so will not be scored. The exam paper is not limited to a specific word or page count but students should strive to provide as clear and concise answers to the specific questions as possible. The exam paper should be singlespaced. A reference list should accompany the answers if quotations or paraphrases from external sources are used. All quotations and paraphrases should be properly cited using APA or some other academic writing format. It is up to you which format you use but use it consistently. Students may not submit work undertaken for a different class. Papers should use professional language. No slang, emoticons, text-speak etc. PAF 410 Midterm Part II Scenario 1: As head of a company, Exxel, you are looking to fill a position in your executive management team. To better screen potential candidates and shortlist the applicant pool, you are considering which skills and characteristics the ideal candidate should possess. To execute the position effectively, it is important that the candidate will be perceived as leader-like by followers and that the person will possess competencies that allow him or her to help you formulate the strategic plans for the future of the firm. Q1. Which skills are important for your candidate to possess? Are some more important than others, if so why? (10 points) Q2. Which characteristics are more likely to make the employees at Exxel perceive the candidate as leader-like? Briefly describe the characteristics and explain why persons possessing these characteristics are more likely to be perceived as leaders. (10 points) Q3. Discuss potential strengths and weaknesses of using characteristics/traits models, such as the Big 5 personality factors, as screening tools in the executive management hire. (5 points) Q4. Imagine Exxel decides to screen and hire candidates by using personality assessments. Select one of the ethical tests we discussed in class and explain why the decision to use personality assessments for hiring would be ethical or not ethical based on that ethical test. (5 points) Scenario 2: As part of the annual professional development workshop for city managers in local government the keynote speaker argued that words have the power to transform the motivation of your followers. Specifically, the speaker encouraged you to actively use charismatic leadership tactics (CLTs) in your everyday communication. Several sub-departments were recently merged by your city administration into the new Parks and Recreations department that you now oversee. The first staff meeting after the merger is coming up next week and you wish to be perceived as competent and capable of making people come together for a shared purpose. Q5. Describe the concept of charisma as we have discussed in this course. (10 points) Q6. Give two or more examples of CLTs and explain why this/these may help you convey a visionary message in an effective way. (10 points) Q7. In the staff meeting you wish to promote the new vision statement that you have been working on for the Parks and Recreation department. Give example(s) of one or more values that are likely to be embedded in the vision statement for the Park and Recreation department. (5 points) Q8. You are still not sure whether to include a narrow set of values or many different values that speak to the diverse communities that the department serves. Based on recent research, describe the two main components of an effective vision statement and explain why these components make for more effective vision statements. (10 points) ...
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Part II
Scenario 1:
Q1. Which skills are important for your candidate to possess? Are some more important
than others, if so why? (10 points)
The skills that I would consider for the candidate would have been excellent intrapersonal. The
candidate should also be a strategic thinker and also have people’s skills. People’s skills would be
vital since it would enhance the relationships among other workmates for a smooth run of the
business.
Q2. Which characteristics are more likely to make the employees at Exxel perceive the
candidate as leader-like? Briefly describe the characteristics and explain why persons
possessing these characteristics are more likely to be perceived as leaders. (10 points)
The traits that would portray the candidate as a leader speaking to other colleagues and passing a
message that everything would be possible through. The candidate should have a vision of where
he/she intends to take the company. The candidate should also show mentorship characteristics
that will involve him/her speaking to other employees and telling them that everything would be
possible through a teamwork relationship.
Q3. Discuss potential strengths and weaknesses of using characteristics/traits models, such
as the Big 5 personality factors, as screening tools in the executive management hire. (5
points)
The use of big five personality test as a screening tool for executive management candidate hiring
has been faced with advantages such as assisting the hiring team in decoding the questions that
they would pose to different candidates. It also helps in narrowing the selection of a candidate,
which makes thins simpler. However, it has its shortcomings, such as the use of much time to be
completed, which can discourage the potential candidate from proceeding with the assessment. It
also relies on a similar data that lacks diversity in selecting executive employees with different
traits.
Q4. Imagine Exxel decides to screen and hire candidates by using personality assessments.
Select one of the ethical tests we discussed in class and explain why the decision to use
personality assessments for hiring would be ethical or no...

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