ISBN-13: 9780803626065 978-0803626065
Chapter 3: Followership and Empowerment
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:
A. Organization’s mission
B. Mutual purpose
C. Personal needs
D. Shared history
____ 2. Which of the following statements is not accurate regarding leaders and followers?
A. There can be no leaders without followers.
B. There can be no followers without leaders.
C. Leaders and followers share many common qualities.
D. Followers are at their best when they seek permission from the leader.
____ 3. Followership is best described as:
A. A well-defined science
B. Not able to be taught or cultivated
D. The least significant aspect of a leadership “event”
____ 4. Followers support leaders by:
A. Asking questions
B. Giving thoughtful feedback
C. Providing encouragement when leaders take risks on behalf of the group
D. All of the above
____ 5. Which of the following statements about effective followers is TRUE?
A. They are active, rather than passive, participants.
B. They are more dependent than independent of the leader.
C. They need clear direction to accomplish tasks.
D. They are expected to go along with, rather than challenge, the ideas of the leader.
____ 6. The term given by Kelley to followers who think critically about the leader’s suggestions but remain passive and perhaps even somewhat hostile is:
B. Alienated followers
C. Yes people
____ 7. Using frameworks described by Kelley, Pittman, Rosenbach, and Potter, which terms are most alike in their characteristics?
A. Yes people and contributors
B. Effective followers and politicians
C. Sheep and subordinates
D. Alienated followers and partners
____ 8. Followers assume an active role when the leader has credibility. According to Kouzes and Posner, leaders have credibility when they are:
A. Competent, aggressive, and in a position of authority
B. Honest, inspiring, and forward-looking
C. Visionary, controlling, and powerful
D. Demanding, focused on maintaining the status quo, and open
____ 9. Which of the following strategies can help a nurse develop as an effective or exemplary follower?
A. Find your passion in life and be passionate about what you do.
B. Be a “spectator” in your practice setting.
C. Wait to be told before taking action.
D. Keep your creative ideas to yourself until you are in the leader role.
____ 10. According to Douglas’s “Followership Style Test,” which of the following would be most comfortable with a moderately autocratic leader?
A. One who needs structure and feedback but who can also carry on independently
B. One who is a self-starter and likes to challenge new things by himself or herself
C. One who cannot function well without programs and procedures and who needs feedback
D. One who is independent and does not need close supervision but who does need some feedback
____ 11. Because there can be no leaders without followers and no followers without leaders, it is necessary to remember that in clinical areas, people must team up to deliver the safest patient care. Nurses need to do this by:
A. Following the medical orders from the residents and physicians without discussion
B. Empowering each other to collaborate as much as possible
C. Gaining privileges from physicians so that they will be supported if they practice too independently
D. Assuming a subordinate role on the health-care team
____ 12. To maximize the potential for changes that will deliver improved patient care in any health-care agency, leaders must foster:
A. Staff meetings that separate professional disciplines so that each profession can create new care practices specific to their own discipline
B. Time for nurses to read professional journals while at work
C. Multidisciplinary collaboration among all caregivers
D. Competitiveness between each discipline by offering awards to the discipline that receives the highest comments on patient satisfaction surveys
____ 13. A common finding today regarding leaders and followers is that:
A. Leaders do not receive enough appreciation for their achievements.
B. Followers tend to get more appreciation for their contributions than they actually should.
C. Leaders receive more disrespect than followers.
D. Followers do not get the appreciation they should for their significant contributions.
____ 14. Characteristics that accurately describe effective followers are often similar to what is used to describe effective leaders and include:
A. Visionary, very dedicated to accomplishing the leader’s vision, and tentative with decision making
B. Reflective, spontaneous, and focused on working as autonomously as possible
C. Self-directing, actively participating, and practicing experts
D. Tentative with decision making, willing to do anything that needs done, and passionate about one’s vision
____ 15. An effective leader must, at least some of the time:
A. Follow others
B. Not have a vision
C. Be able to refuse to be professional
D. Criticize those who are in higher positions of authority
____ 16. Several nurses on a unit are always criticizing the new practices the nurse manager initiates. They are quite rude to the new orientees and students. The nurse manager should:
A. Avoid using them as preceptors and mentors for students and orientees.
B. Ask them to create some possible solutions for the practices they are criticizing.
C. Schedule them on shifts that do not have students.
D. Assign them to all of the orientees.
____ 17. When studying followership and leadership, it is important to realize that followers need to be analyzed regarding their performance as well as their relationship to the leader. These evaluation initiatives are described by Pittman, Rosenbach, and Potter as:
A. Worker and collaborator
B. Employee and employer
C. Performance and relationship
D. Follower and leader
____ 18. Power is essential for an individual to effectively lead. However, it is significant that power is used:
A. As an influence to direct the group and realize the vision
B. To control the group and fulfill the vision
C. To reward those who follow exactly the wishes of the leader
D. To consistently strengthen the leader’s power base
____ 19. Power that is the result of one’s title, position, or role in a family or culture is:
____ 20. Power that comes from one’s knowledge and competence is:
____ 21. Kellerman commented on the overabundance of leadership development conferences but the lack of any workshops, presentations, or many publications on which of the following?
B. Outcome evaluation
C. Vision identification
____ 22. Which of the following companies is revered by employers and employees as being an excellent example of how effective followers assist the leader in accomplishing the organization’s goals?
B. General Electric
D. Apple Computer
____ 23. Although little is written about followership as compared to leadership, there is more available today than ever before. Kellerman developed a continuum of followership that uses one metric. The metric is:
A. Level of engagement
B. Knowledge of followership
C. Duration of time that the follower has known the leader
D. Knowledge of leadership
____ 24. Parse reflects on the importance of power in her new theory, humanbecoming leading-following model. She says that power lies in one’s position but also emphasizes which of the following?
A. Expert power is as strong as power in one’s position.
B. Power that lies within the person is most effective.
C. Authority is stronger than power.
D. Knowledge power is most significant for a leader to use for most effective results.
____ 25. Kellerman is quite clear as to her stance on followership when she says:
A. It is mistaken not to think of leadership and followership together when thinking of one of these concepts.
B. Leadership is the epitome of power.
C. Followership is the infancy stage of becoming a leader.
D. All followers can become effective leaders.