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The New Leadership Challenge Creating the Future of Nursing 5th Edition By Sheila Grossman – Test Bank

Chapter 5: Followership and Empowerment

Multiple Choice

Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.

____ 1. Chaleff asserts that followers do not orbit around a leader. Instead, followers and leaders both orbit around their:

1

Organization’s mission.

2

Mutual purpose.

3

Personal needs.

4

Shared history.

____ 2. Which statement made by a nurse suggests more instruction is needed about leaders and followers?

1

There can be no leaders without followers.

2

Followers are as important as leaders in shaping a preferred future.

3

Leaders and followers share many common qualities.

4

Followers are at their best when they seek permission from the leader.

____ 3. How should followership be described?

1

A well-defined science

2

Something that cannot be taught or cultivated

3

A role one chooses to accept

4

The least significant aspect of a leadership “event”

____ 4. Which action indicates the nurse is an effective follower?

1

Participates actively, rather than passively

2

Is more dependent than independent of the leader

3

Needs clear direction to accomplish each task

4

Goes along with, rather than challenges, the ideas of the leader

____ 5. A follower thinks critically about the leader’s suggestions but remains passive and perhaps even somewhat hostile. What type of follower is this?

1

Sheep

2

Alienated follower

3

“Yes” person

4

Contributor

____ 6. Using frameworks described by Kelley (1998) and Pittman, Rosenbach, and Potter (1998), which terms are most alike in their characteristics?

1

“Yes” people and contributors

2

Effective followers and politicians

3

Sheep and subordinates

4

Alienated followers and partners

____ 7. A follower assumes an active role because the leader has credibility. According to Kouzes and Posner (2011), which characteristics make leaders have credibility?

1

Competence, aggressiveness, and holding a position of authority

2

Honesty, ability to be inspiring, and forward-looking

3

Visionary, controlling, and powerful

4

Demanding, focused on maintaining the status quo, and open

____ 8. Which strategy can help a nurse develop as an effective or exemplary follower?

1

Find your passion in life and be passionate about what you do.

2

Be a “spectator” in your practice setting.

3

Wait to be told before taking action.

4

Keep your creative ideas to yourself until you are in the leader role.

____ 9. Which trait characterizes a follower more than it characterizes a leader?

1

Uses freedom responsibly

2

Creates new ideas

3

Takes risks

4

Makes decisions

____ 10. How can nurse leaders and nurse followers facilitate collaboration?

1

Follow the medical orders without question.

2

Empower one another.

3

Function more independently, rather than interdependently.

4

Assume a subordinate role on the health-care team.

____ 11. A nurse follower is high in performance initiative and high in relationship initiatives. What type of follower is this nurse?

1

Politician

2

Subordinate

3

Partner

4

Contributor

____ 12. A nurse follower is an active participant but is dependent on others and does not engage in critical thinking. What type of follower is this nurse?

1

Star follower

2

Alienated follower

3

Sheep

4

“Yes” person

____ 13. Which description best portrays an effective nurse follower?

1

Is visionary, dedicated to accomplishing the leader’s vision, and tentative with decision making

2

Is reflective, spontaneous, and focused on working as autonomously as possible

3

Is self-directing, looks at the “bigger picture,” and speaks truthfully

4

Blindly accepts the leader’s authority, abdicates responsibilities, and encourages others

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