The Transactional Leader


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Wendy's supervisor constantly monitors her performance closely. He scrutinizes her work for potential problems and quickly jumps in to correct her to prevent additional errors. Which type of management is he exhibiting?

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1. Which of the following statements about transactional leaders and the chain of command is FALSE?

2. What is most important to a transactional leader when delivering rewards or punishment to subordinates?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Transactional leadership regards the transactions of managers and their subordinates. This quiz/worksheet combo will ask you questions about the facts associated with transactional leaders.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to gauge your knowledge of:

  • A manager who only intervenes when an employee's performance is not meeting expectations
  • Why subordinates are expected to follow those in higher-level positions
  • What the reward or punishment of transactional leadership is contingent upon
  • The assumption of transactional leadership
  • Who developed the idea of transactional leadership

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on transactional leaders
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as passive management by exception and active management by exception
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what people are motivated by in the work force

Additional Learning

To learn more about the interactions beeen managers and subordinates, review the corresponding lesson called The Transactional Leader. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Presents an overview of actions and reactions
  • Discusses what the transactional leader is
  • Provides an example of a transactional leader