Review Questions

  1. Where and by whom were the most important studies about leadership behavior conducted?
  2. What methods have researchers used to investigate leadership behavior?
  3. How do these research findings differ? What do they have in common?
  4. What are the characteristics of each of the seven leadership styles shown on the Leadership Grid?
  5. What were the purposes for which the LBDQ and the Leadership Grid were designed?
  6. How should leaders attempt to balance their task and relationship behaviors?
  7. What is the relationship between a leader’s dominant style and backup style?
  8. How is an individual’s personal interest in tasks and relationships related to how she or he shows task and relationship leadership?
  9. How might the behavioral approach be used for personal awareness and development?
  10. What are strengths of the behavioral approach?
  11. What are criticisms of the behavioral approach?