The ability to build an efficient team is a skill which all effective leaders should be able to display. Set out and review guidelines that a leader could follow to encourage team building in an organization

The ability to build an efficient team is a skill which all effective leaders should be able to display. Set out and review guidelines that a leader could follow to encourage team building in an organization

LEADERSHIP STUDIES

 

Instructions to candidates:

 

a) Time allowed: Three hours (plus an extra ten minutes’ reading time at the start – do not write anything during this time)

b) Answer any FIVE questions

c) All questions carry equal marks. Marks for each question are shown in [ ]

 

1. The ability to build an efficient team is a skill which all effective leaders should be able to display. Set out and review guidelines that a leader could follow to encourage team building in an organization. [20]

 

2. Analyze the conditions that are likely to support the effective introduction of a strategy designed to empower employees. [20]

 

3. Leaders are able to rely on a variety of sources of power to support their position and role. Review the main sources of power typically available to a leader. [20]

 

4. Emotional intelligence and social intelligence are two key concepts in the study of leadership. Analyze EACH of these concepts. [20]

 

5. Leaders, given their position and authority, often have a pivotal role in encouraging diversity in an organization. Explain how a leader can encourage diversity in an organization. [20]

 

6. Managing cross-functional teams can pose particular challenges for a leader. Analyze the leadership behaviors that should be displayed in managing cross-functional teams. [20]   

 

7. Effective leadership requires strong conceptual skills. Explain why strong conceptual skills are so important to leadership. [20]

 

8. ‘The concepts of delegation and leadership are intertwined.’ Explain:

a) The potential advantages of delegation by leaders [10]

b) The reasons for a leader being reluctant to delegate [10


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