INSTRUCTIONS – Read each question below. Highlight your answers (or keep track of the points you get for each question)

//INSTRUCTIONS – Read each question below. Highlight your answers (or keep track of the points you get for each question)

INSTRUCTIONS – Read each question below. Highlight your answers (or keep track of the points you get for each question)

Batch Lynda Management Fundamentals Chapter 1 Understanding Management

Read Textbook Chapter Chapter 1: Managing and Leading Today
Read Textbook Chapter 16: Managing and Leading For Tomorrow


Complete Task Assignment: Mission, Vision, Values, & Goals (Portfolio Assignment)

Company’s Mission, Vision, Values, and Goals
(~2-3 paragraphs)

Describe the company’s mission, vision, values, and goals. You will need to include:
A list of the mission, vision, value and goals of the company.
A brief evaluate the firm’s mission, vision, values, and goals.
What are the positive aspects of these statements? Is there anything you would criticize? Is there anything the company is doing well?


Here is a quick quiz to find out what type of leader you are (democratic, autocratic, or laissez faire).

INSTRUCTIONS – Read each question below. Highlight your answers (or keep track of the points you get for each question). At the end, add up your total and follow the guide below to see which type of leader you usually are.
Always Sometimes Never

1. You make all the decisions for the group. 3 2 1
2. You are as much a member of the group as the others 2 1 3
3. You expect members to follow your directions 3 2 1
4. You encourage alternate ideas for the group from the members 2 1 3
5. You expect the other members to make all the decisions 1 2 3
6. You are very laid back about your group 1 2 3
7. You’ve threatened members if they did not go along with you 3 2 1
8. You never solicit ideas from other group members 3 2 1
9. You tell newcomers what they need to do 3 2 1
10. When someone new comes to the group, you sit back and let other members greet them 1 2 3
11. You make all the decisions with the group 2 1 3
12. You never make decisions for the group 1 2 3
13. If there is a problem, the other group members will take care of it without you 1 2 3
14. You like to get everyone’s opinion before making any decisions 2 1 3
15. You encourage members to make personal goals 2 1 3
16. You give your group members total freedom to do what they want in the group 1 2 3
17. You believe that the goal of the group is to increase member’s personal responsibility 2 1 3
18. You will only bring in resources if asked by the other group members 1 2 3
19. Your group sometimes seems to flounder and members feel frustrated 1 2 3
20. You do not want any guidelines for your group discussion 1 2 3
21. You don’t care about the goals of the other group members 3 2 1
22. You want to create a safe environment so members feel free to express themselves 2 1 3
23. You encourage other group members to take some responsibility for the group 1 2 3
24. It is your job as facilitator to tell members what to do 3 2 1
25. It’s okay if you come in late for group 1 2 3

SCORING: Compare your score to the numbers below. This indicates the style of leadership that you normally use (but not always).

54-69 Autocratic
39-55 Democratic
23-38 Laissez Faire

AUTOCRATIC – Leader likes to be in control and in charge “I know best” attitude

• Does not encourage members to partake in decision making,
• Not interested in the personal goals of the members,
• Members are frequently unaware if of what is expected of them, of what the group goals are and what is going to happen next
• Alternative ideas are discouraged
• Does not encourage discussion
• Decision are made by leader
• Leader dictates work tasks and work companion of each other

When an urgent decision is needed an autocratic leadership style may be appropriate.
Can result in high productivity but create hostility, resentment poor quality of work and dependency on leaders

DEMOCRATIC (or Participative) – “Allow members to make choices & have say in what the group does & becomes”

 Problem solving style
 Create a safe environment within which the members feel free to express their views, thoughts and ideas w/o the fear of being ‘put down’
 Leader guides rather than direct
 Leader is receptive to members suggestions may offer alternatives or suggestions leave most decisions to the group
 Members free to work with whomever they choose
 The division of tasks is left up to the group
 Leader is objective and fact-minded, when praising/criticizing
 Try to be a regular group member w/o doing too much work

Seems to produce a higher level of morale and group cohesiveness

LAISSEZ FAIRE (or Free Reign) – Deliberate non interference in the natural forces of a group and freedom of individuals within it

 “Let it be”
 Goals are not stated and purpose of the group not clear
 Leader remains more or less removed from the whole process
 Members can often flounder, feel frustrated and confused and non- productive
 Complete freedom for individual or group decision making with a min of leader participation
 materials supplied by leader who makes it clear he/she will only supply information if asked
 Non participation of the leader in determining tasks and companions
 Leader makes infrequent comments on members activities unless questioned and makes no attempt to appraise or regulate the course of events

May be group if members are committed to the plan, have resources they need and abilities to process with the project on their own.
Can produce independence among members but often low morale.

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