Test Bank & eBook: Essentials of Nursing Leadership and Management 5th edition Whitehead 978-0803622081
Chapter 1: Test Bank
1. The essence of leadership is the leader’s ability to:
A) Get people to work together
B) Influence other people
C) Help others meet their personal goals
D) Influence the group to follow the leader’s way of thinking
2. According to “trait theories,” the most common traits of a good leader are:
A) Information giving and decision-making
B) Public speaking and nonrisk behaviors
C) Intelligence and initiative
D) Verbal and written communication skills
3. Of the following qualities, which would least likely be attributed to an effective nursing leader?
A) Energy and integrity
B) Pessimism and stress
C) Courage and initiative
D) Optimism and perseverance
4. Behaviors of an effective leader include:
A) Denying the exchange of information
B) Inability to communicate effectively
C) Giving only negative feedback
D) Developing oneself and others
5. Sally has been working only 3 months after graduating from her nursing program. She confides in a friend that she wants to develop herself as a “good follower.” Her friend says, “Anyone can follow—just walk behind someone and do nothing.” How might Sally respond?
A) “I don’t mean now, but when I become a nurse manager.”
B) “Effective followers need to be active participants in the workings of this unit.”
C) “Effective followers need to do everything the administrators want.”
D) “Effective followers need to always question the status quo and strive to make changes.”
6. Jim has demonstrated strong leadership skills during his first year as an RN. He observes that one of his coworkers appears very anxious when dealing with demanding families. Jim displays emotional intelligence when he:
A) Reports to the nurse manager that his friend is very anxious when dealing with demanding families.
B) Says to his friend, “Dealing with these demanding families can be very anxiety-producing.”
C) Says to his friend, “You seem very anxious when dealing with these families; maybe you should seek counseling help.”
D) Ignores the behavior because everyone takes a different time to adjust to the role of an RN.
7. Linda believes she should begin demonstrating leadership skills on her unit. She speaks with her nurse manager about how to do this. The nurse manager, who wants to encourage Linda’s leadership development, responds by saying:
A) “Just watch me closely—it will come to you eventually.”
B) “Develop perseverance—just hang in there and do your work well—someone higher than I will notice you.”
C) “It takes a lot of energy to be a leader. You might want to sign up at the local gym.”
D) “Understand yourself first—what leadership skills do you want to develop?”
8. Which skills will not be useful in becoming a better follower?
A) Supporting the ideas of your colleagues
B) Becoming an effective listener
C) Demonstrating energy and enthusiasm in the workplace
D) Contradicting others if their ideas are not useful to the team
9. Nancy is supervising a patient care assistant and a licensed practical nurse. When giving them assignments she states, “You two decide how you want to divide up the patients.” This is an example of what type of leadership?
10. Emotional intelligence is also an important part of leadership. Which of these qualities is not part of emotional intelligence?
A) Understanding self
B) Listening skills
C) Acknowledging others
D) Responding quickly to a crisis
11. The major hallmark of situational leadership is:
A) Understanding the readiness of the follower
B) Major focus on interpersonal relationships
C) Effective listening skills
D) Motivating others
12. Matthew is completing his first year of employment as an RN on a medical-surgical unit. A new graduate has just started her orientation on his unit. He found her crying in the patient lounge stating, “I can’t do this. This is just not like we learned in school.” What response from Matthew demonstrates his leadership skill?
A) “If you are already crying this is not the career for you.”
B) “I remember those feelings—come on—let’s talk about it.”
C) “Why don’t you talk to the nurse manager? Maybe she can give you a lighter load.”
D) “I would consider a transfer to an easier unit.”
Get people to work together
Intelligence and initiative
Pessimism and stress
Developing oneself and others
“Effective followers need to be active participants in the workings of this unit.”
Says to his friend, “Dealing with these demanding families can be very anxiety-producing.”
“Understand yourself first—what leadership skills do you want to develop?”
Contradicting others if their ideas are not useful to the team
Responding quickly to a crisis
Understanding the readiness of the follower
“I remember those feelings—come on—let’s talk about it.”
Chapter 1: eBook is included with the test bank.