1. Chapter 2 – Traits, Behaviors, and Relationships (2×10=20 points)
a. Why is it important for leaders to know their strengths? Do you think leaders should spend equal
time learning about their weak points? Discuss your answer.
b. As a leader, would you feel most comfortable using a “consideration” or an “initiating-structure”
leadership style? Discuss the reasons for your answer with an appropriate example.
2. Chapter 4 – The Leader as an Individual (2×15=30 points)
a. Do you agree that self-awareness is essential for being a good leader? Explain. Discuss some specific
negative consequences that might result from a leader not having self-awareness with an
b. How might a leader deal with a subordinate who is perpetually rude, insensitive, and disrespectful to
others? Discuss your answer with an example.
3. Chapter 5 – Leadership, Mind and Emotion (2×10=20 points)
a. What does it mean to be a whole leader as described in the chapter? Discuss your answer with an
b. Is it so hard for people to change their assumptions? Explain. Discuss the specific reasons why leaders
need to be aware of their mental models by providing an example.
4. Chapter 10 – Leading Teams (2×15=30 points)
a. Discuss the differences between a cross-departmental team and a self-directed team with an
appropriate example. Do you believe self-directed teams would be effectively used in any type of
b. Describe the stages of team development in the correct order by providing an example. How would a
leader facilitate a team’s development through each stage? Explain.