NCO DLC - Course Foundation

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  • 1. 
    While speaking to his ALS class, SSgt Baldwin says, “This doesn’t count toward course completion; however, you should prepare as if it did.  It is a way for you to measure how well you understand the material prior to taking the final.”
    • A. 

      Progress check

    • B. 

      Formative exercise

    • C. 

      Summative evaluation

    • D. 

      Self-discipline

  • 2. 
    TSgt Irwin is a member of Security Forces and is married with two children.  She just received her course materials.  While reviewing the material, she begins to wonder how she will get it done with her work schedule and getting everything done at home.  She spoke with her husband about helping out around the house and with the kids while she was doing her course work.  This allowed her to complete the course within the allotted time.
    • A. 

      Self-discipline

    • B. 

      Procrastination

    • C. 

      Dealing with distractions

    • D. 

      Summative evaluation

  • 3. 
    While speaking with a fellow instructor concerning student performance, TSgt Ford says, “TSgt Lacey worked hard during the class, she didn’t let anything interfere with homework, participated in class, and did a great job with her speaking assignments. She took good notes, shared with the flight and organized study sessions. Her leadership probably helped her and her peers score well on the final exam. She will most likely use the information she learned once she returns to her home station.” TSgt Lacey’s effective/ineffective use of ____________ will MOST LIKELY ___________ her effectiveness.
    • A. 

      Time management; enhance

    • B. 

      Time management; degrade

    • C. 

      Keys to successful learning; enhance

    • D. 

      Keys to successful learning; degrade

  • 4. 
    TSgt McKinney notices there are too many discrepancies and her section is not taking the upcoming base inspection seriously. She briefs, “You’ve shown poor performance and your work is below standards, you’ve not been candid in your work and you haven’t been holding each other responsible for completing tasks on time. It’s disappointing you haven’t taken any ownership and pride in this organization to get us to pass this base wide inspection.” TSgt McKinney’s comments BEST identifies _____ and its impact on mission effectiveness.
    • A. 

      Direction, discipline, and recognition

    • B. 

      Integrity first

    • C. 

      Respect

    • D. 

      Hardiness of Spirit

  • 5. 
    – TSgt Ohler is SSgt Robertson’s mentor. SSgt Robertson says, “A1C Rivera isn’t a very hard worker. When I have a task, I complete it immediately. He takes his time and gets the work done no earlier than the deadline.” TSgt Ohler replies, “What is the quality of his work?” Robertson says, “It’s great, I never have to go back to him for corrections.” TSgt Ohler replies, “Rivera may not work to your expectations, but he is more than capable of completing whatever you ask of him. Sit down with him and get to know him better, ask about his ideas and concerns. Include him in the process of the tasks you give him.” This scenario BEST illustrates TSgt Ohler’s understanding of ___________ and its impact on the subordinate.
    • A. 

      Respect

    • B. 

      Hardiness of Spirit

    • C. 

      Profession of Arms

    • D. 

      Excellence In All We Do

  • 6. 
    – You’re stationed at a high ops tempo location. You find out your squadron is notified of a real-world support mission that requires you and your section to work even longer hours with no days off. As you prepare yourself mentally for this overwhelming challenge, you remember you’ve done this before. This is about mission accomplishment and effectively getting the job done. Your priority is to focus on keeping your team motivated to help move forward during this demanding time. Your use/misuse of ________ will MOST LIKELY _____ mission effectiveness.
    • A. 

      Profession of Arms; decrease

    • B. 

      Moral Courage; decrease

    • C. 

      Moral Courage; increase

    • D. 

      Profession of Arms; increase

  • 7. 
    During a conversation with his subordinate about intellectual standards that are known across the board, TSgt Cactus says, “Think about a dispute or a point that hasn’t been voiced yet. A problem might meet all the preceding criterions, but is only offered from one viewpoint.” TSgt Cactus’ comments BEST identify the universal intellectual standard of _________________.
    • A. 

      Precision

    • B. 

      Breadth

    • C. 

      Relevance

    • D. 

      Fairness

  • 8. 
    - TSgt Cody is the manager of a large project. His boss mentioned a concern with the amount of money spent on the project. After gathering the data, the report reflected not only funding for his project but also funding for another program. He asked the questions: How is the other project connected to the money spent on my project and how does that bear on the issue? This scenario BEST illustrates the use of the ____________standard.
    • A. 

      Relevance

    • B. 

      Fairness

    • C. 

      Clarity

    • D. 

      Precision

  • 9. 
    Over the last several months, leadership has been concerned about high expenditures in logistics. TSgt Tomlin is tasked with investigating the situation and making sense of the budget issues by providing specifics on the items purchased. After his analysis, he reports to his leadership by saying, “I’ve skimmed the logistics section paperwork and the expenditures seem justified. Some of the purchases are for consumables and others are for new equipment items.” TSgt Tomlin’s use/misuse of ___________________ will MOST LIKELY _______________________ mission effectiveness.
    • A. 

      Logic; enhance

    • B. 

      Logic; hinder

    • C. 

      Precision; enhance

    • D. 

      Precision; hinder

  • 10. 
    TSgt Legacy states to his team members, “Each of you may approach problems from different viewpoints. Some of you may be more innovative, while others may be more adaptive. One is not better than the other, it is based on your preference.” SSgt Chase raises her hand and says, “Well, what if you are more adaptive and the problem requires a more innovative solution?” TSgt Legacy’s comments BEST identify________.
    • A. 

      Style

    • B. 

      Level

    • C. 

      Coping

    • D. 

      Cognitive gap

  • 11. 
    TSgt Finch says to SSgt Ruth, “You seem quiet and distant this week. What’s going on?” Ruth replies, “I don’t like the way others on my team can’t break away from the regulations and processes to find solutions. It’s not my way of doing things and it causes me to shut down.” Finch says, “We’re all working toward the same goal, so even though their way may not be the way you prefer to solve problems, let’s at least consider what the others bring to the table and try to meet them somewhere in the middle.” Several days later, TSgt Finch notices an improvement in the relationship between SSgt Ruth and the rest of the team. TSgt Finch’s final comment BEST illustrates _______ and its impact on subordinate effectiveness.
    • A. 

      Coping

    • B. 

      Bridging

    • C. 

      Level

    • D. 

      Problem Bs

  • 12. 
    TSgt Jasper has worked with many teams over the years. Currently, he is assembling a group of individuals tasked to implement a new tracking system in the work center. This project is a high priority and he needs to implement a strategy with lasting results. In hopes of being successful, he assembles a team with strongly adaptive to strongly innovative style preferences. TSgt Jasper’s understanding/misunderstanding of ________will MOST LIKELY _____ mission effectiveness.
    • A. 

      A-I Theory continuum; enhance

    • B. 

      A-I Theory continuum; hinder

    • C. 

      Coping behavior; enhance

    • D. 

      Coping behavior; hinder

  • 13. 
    TSgt Bodine is finishing his tour as a PME instructor at the NCO Academy. He says, “A person’s leadership effectiveness is influenced by their brainpower, self-assurance, willpower, reliability, and friendliness. Although a lot of people may disagree with me, I can always tie a leader’s effectiveness back to these attributes.” This scenario BEST identifies the ______________ theory of leadership.
    • A. 

      Skills

    • B. 

      Style

    • C. 

      Trait-based

    • D. 

      Intellectual Stimulation

  • 14. 
    TSgt Grant is the NCOIC of Information Technology. He is a pioneering leader when it comes to state-of-the-art problem solving. He teaches and encourages his subordinates to do the same: be inventive and creative in problem solving techniques. This scenario BEST illustrates the _______ leadership behavior.
    • A. 

      Individualized Consideration

    • B. 

      Inspirational Motivation

    • C. 

      Intellectual Stimulation

    • D. 

      Intellectual Consideration

  • 15. 
    TSgt Hanover is an enthusiastic PME instructor at the NCO Academy. He consistently uses logic to personalize his lesson plans and encourages others to do the same. His actions and words influence those around him to put forth additional efforts to advance their own self-development. TSgt Hanover’s use/misuse of the_______ leadership behavior will MOST LIKELY________ NCO effectiveness.
    • A. 

      Intellectual Stimulation; hinder

    • B. 

      Intellectual Stimulation; enhance

    • C. 

      Inspirational Motivation; hinder

    • D. 

      Inspirational Motivation; enhance

  • 16. 
    TSgt Roderick calls SSgt Sway into his office and says, “I just want to give you some advice since you seem a little stressed.” Sway replies, “Has it been showing?” Roderick says, “While these changes are occurring you have to be prepared to develop and apply information. Don’t forget you also have to be adaptable, open-minded, and mentally ready for the changes.” TSgt Roderick’s comments BEST identify the ______ tenet of mental fitness.
    • A. 

      Awareness

    • B. 

      Adaptability

    • C. 

      Positive thinking

    • D. 

      Spiritual fitness

  • 17. 
    While dispatching first-responders, SSgt Hagel says, “It’s remarkable to me that our responders are able to endure all of the stress associated with their daily operations.” TSgt Salas replies, “They’ve embraced our organizational values and are fully capable of bouncing back from failure. This helps them view the situation for what it truly is, which aids them in dealing with unpredictable and complex situations that might seem to be intolerable.” TSgt Salas’ comments BEST illustrate _____ fitness and its impact on mission effectiveness.
    • A. 

      Physical

    • B. 

      Spiritual

    • C. 

      Social

    • D. 

      Mental

  • 18. 
    Over the past month the team has been upset with some of the decisions made by SSgt Disbrow. TSgt King explains to his team, “Disbrow was put in the project lead position because she has the ability think deeply prior to making an impulsive decision…that’s exactly what we need because we don’t know what to expect. You all saw during our last deployment she related to the local community, which led to building trust with the local nationals and established lines of communication.” Because TSgt King understands/misunderstands _____ fitness, his actions will MOST LIKELY _____ NCO effectiveness.
    • A. 

      Social; decrease

    • B. 

      Mental; increase

    • C. 

      Social; increase

    • D. 

      Mental; decrease

  • 19. 
    During a team building training session, TSgt Cole played a game with his teammates called “name that team role”. TSgt Cole began by mentioning, “This person is great at bringing up new ideas, they are able to see outside the box and are aggressive with new ideas. What type of team role does this person personify?” TSgt Cole’s comments BEST identify a/an_____.
    • A. 

      Advancer

    • B. 

      Creator

    • C. 

      Flexer

    • D. 

      Coach

  • 20. 
    TSgt Hernandez is in the dining hall talking to one of his buddies, TSgt White who works in another section. He asks White, “How does your supervisor provide opportunities for your growth?” White tells him, “My supervisor is always training me and encouraging me to join the 5/6 because he does a lot of good things in the Top III. He praises me when I do well and also counsels me to get on the right track. He is always there for me.” TSgt White’s comments BEST illustrate _______ and its impact on team effectiveness.
    • A. 

      Communication

    • B. 

      Cooperation

    • C. 

      Coaching

    • D. 

      Advancing