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# Leadership And Diversity Question Paper

Leadership And Diversity

Course:

Institution: Strathmore University question papers

Exam Year:2009

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STRATHMORE UNIVERSITY

FACULTY OF COMMERCE

Diploma In Leadership and Management

END OF SEMESTER EXAMINATION

DLM 2202: LEADERSHIP AND DIVERSITY

DATE: 18th August 2009 TIME: 2 Hours

Instructions:

Answer QUESTION 1 and any TWO other questions. Marks allocated are shown at the

end of each question. All questions carry equal marks. Time allowed is TWO hours

QUESTION 1

Briefly distinguish between the following leadership concepts

(a) Individual and team leadership (5 marks)

(b) Transactional and transformational leadership (5 marks)

(c) Effective and exemplary, and alienated followers (5 marks)

(d) Ethical Leadership and servant leadership (5 marks)

(Total 20 marks)

QUESTION 2

Tuckman (1965) identified four stages in team development.

Required:

(a) State the four stages (4 marks)

(b) What does a leader need to do to get the team moving ahead in each of the 4 stages?

(16 marks)

(Total 20 marks)

QUESTION 3

Traits leadership theory identifies several personal characteristics which are claimed to

correlate positively with successful leadership.

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Required:

(a) Outline 4 methods that have been used to identify leadership traits. (4 marks)

(b) Describe six traits that are commonly identified. (12 marks)

(c) Leaders derive their social power from a variety of sources. Outline four such sources of

power. (4 marks)

(Total 20 marks)

QUESTION 4

In a number of Kenyan NGOs, there is an increasing number of women in senior leadership

positions than it was a decade ago. Some have claimed that this is arising because there is an

increasing awareness that women make better leaders than men and the culture in Kenya is

changing in favour of women leadership.

Required.

(a) Discuss possible reasons that could be contributing to the increasing number of women in

leadership positions in NGOs? (10 marks)

(b) In your view, is it true that women leaders are better than men leaders? (10 marks)

(Total 20 marks)

QUESTION 5

Babu is a graduate of Leadership and Management and is a believer in situational leadership

style. In his workplace, he tries to apply the theory to the best of his ability. As an intending

leader, you choose a study project focusing on leadership styles. You prepare to visit Babu

whom you have heard practices situational leadership style.

Required:

(a) State 4 leadership styles that you would expect to observe when you meet Babu.

(4 marks)

(b) If Babu indeed practices situational leadership style, what 4 behaviours would you

observe him practising under each style you stated in (a) above? (16 marks)

(Total 20 marks)

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