CLEP Principles of Management Exam Prep

Category - CLEP Management

Q - What is the best definition for leadership?
  1. Set of rules and policies which encourage employee participation
  2. A philosophy of management to achieve results through detailed oversight
  3. A visionary mindset which is not based in reality
  4. Set of behaviors which inspire and direct employees
Your answer: -
Answer: D - Leadership is best defined as a set of behaviors which can inspire and direct employees to achieve their goals.

Key Takeaway: Leaders are responsible for creating a vision and motivating employees to reach that vision. However, in addition, leaders are responsible for directing and enabling employees to be successful in fulfilling the vision. It is not enough to simply state a vision - leaders must create an environment where people believe in the vision and are capable and able to fulfill it.