Management Skills Quiz

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Management Skills Quiz

This is a quick quiz to help you test your understanding of basic management skills. The answers can all be found in the materials you received in the workshop. Good luck!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Who made this statement regarding the concept of Managing Up? “You don’t have to like or admire your boss, nor do you have to hate him. You do have to manage him, however, so that he becomes your resource for achievement, accomplishment, and personal success.”  
    • A. 

      Ken Blanchard

    • B. 

      Peter Drucker

    • C. 

      President Obama

    • D. 

      Tom Peters

  • 2. 
     If you decide to apply the Managing Up concepts, what is the first step toward better relationships with those above you in the organization?  
    • A. 

      Make sure you know your behavioral style

    • B. 

      Make sure you know the other person’s behavior style

    • C. 

      State the desired benefits or outcomes you want to achieve by better managing those above you

    • D. 

      Demonstrate your flexibility and willingness to adapt

  • 3. 
    Common sense takeaways from the Managing Up material include all but which one of the following?  
    • A. 

      Be flexible

    • B. 

      Make life easier, not harder, for the people above you

    • C. 

      Anticipate, anticipate and anticipate some more

    • D. 

      Your are #1 and your agenda should come first

    • E. 

      Your boss’s agenda comes first

  • 4. 
       When your boss is a high D, you should  
    • A. 

      Provide information in writing and give lots of detail

    • B. 

      Show your support and that you value teamwork

    • C. 

      Not tell him/her what to do, only provide recommendations

    • D. 

      Give high concepts and big ideas and generate lots of enthusiasm for boss’s projects; also limit the facts and figures

  • 5. 
    When your boss is a high i, you should
    • A. 

      Provide information in writing and give lots of detail

    • B. 

      Show your support and that you value teamwork

    • C. 

      Not tell him/her what to do, only provide recommendations

    • D. 

      Give high concepts and big ideas and generate lots of enthusiasm for boss’s projects; also limit the facts and figures

  • 6. 
    When your boss is a high S, you should  
    • A. 

      Provide information in writing and give lots of detail

    • B. 

      Show your support and that you value teamwork

    • C. 

      Not tell him/her what to do, only provide recommendations

    • D. 

      Give high concepts and big ideas and generate lots of enthusiasm for boss’s projects; also limit the facts and figures

  • 7. 
       When your boss is a high C, you should  
    • A. 

      Provide information in writing and give lots of detail

    • B. 

      Show your support and that you value teamwork

    • C. 

      Not tell him/her what to do, only provide recommendations

    • D. 

      Give high concepts and big ideas and generate lots of enthusiasm for boss’s projects; also limit the facts and figures

  • 8. 
    The “When Egos Collide” video segments examined behavior challenges of each style and the importance of gaining commitment and ______________ from our employees. Fill in the blank.  
    • A. 

      Schedule

    • B. 

      Additional time at work

    • C. 

      Engagement

    • D. 

      Agreement

  • 9. 
    A chart in your workbook proved to be a very valuable tool in deciding how willing and able your employee might be in a certain situation and the appropriate leadership style to use. If you determined that your employee was very able and very willing to take on a task, what would be the best leadership approach for you to take?  
    • A. 

      Direct

    • B. 

      Empowering

    • C. 

      Supportive

    • D. 

      Combination

  • 10. 
     If you determined that your employee had low ability, because she was new to the job, but was very willing to take on a task, what would be the best leadership approach for you to take?  
    • A. 

      Direct

    • B. 

      Empowering

    • C. 

      Supportive

    • D. 

      Combination