Quiz 13 – Recognizing Values and Managing Oneself

… an Atlas quiz for Atlas206 Internship Reading

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Recognizing Values and Managing Oneself

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CCQ206.13.01. Among the statements a-d pertaining to the term motivation choose the one that is invalid or choose e if all are reasonably valid.

a. Motivation is defined as the process that initiates, guides, and maintains goal-oriented behaviours.

b. The three major components of motivation are activation (the decision to initiate a behaviour), persistence (the continued effort toward a goal even though obstacles may exist), and intensity (the concentration and vigor that goes into pursuing a goal).

c. The instinct theory of motivation suggests that behaviours are motivated by a fixed and inborn pattern of behaviour.

d. The arousal theory of motivation suggests that people are motivated to engage in behaviours that help them maintain their optimal level of arousal such that a person with low arousal needs might pursue relaxing activities while those with high arousal needs might be motivated to engage in exciting, thrill-seeking behaviors.

e. All of a-d are reasonably valid.

CCQ206.13.02. Among the statements a-d pertaining to intrinsic motivation choose the one that is invalid or choose e if all are reasonably valid.

a. Intrinsic motivation can be enhanced with extrinsic rewards such as bonuses.

b. Offering external rewards or reinforcements for an already internally rewarding activity can actually make the activity less intrinsically rewarding.

c. People are more creative when they are intrinsically motivated.

d. In work settings, productivity can be increased by using extrinsic rewards such as bonuses, but the actual quality of the work performed is influenced by intrinsic factors.

e. All of a-d are reasonably valid.

CCQ206.13.03. Among the statements a-d pertaining to Haidt’s 6 innate moral foundations choose the one that is invalid or choose e if all are reasonably valid.

a. The sanctity/degradation foundation was shaped by the psychology of disgust and contamination.

b. The loyalty/betrayal foundation is related to our long history as tribal creatures able to form shifting coalitions and underlies virtues of patriotism and self-sacrifice for the group.

c. The care/harm foundation is related to our long evolution as mammals with attachment systems and an ability to feel (and dislike) the pain of others.

d. The liberty/oppression foundation is about the feelings of reactance and resentment people feel toward those who dominate them and restrict their liberty.

e. All of a-d are reasonably valid.

CCQ206.13.04. Among the statements a-d pertaining to the Myers-Briggs Personality Type Indicator (MBTI) choose the one that is invalid or choose e if all are reasonably valid.

a. The Myers-Briggs Personality Type Indicator (MBTI) is a self-inventory designed to identify a person’s personality type, strengths, and preferences, and it is currently one of the most widely used psychological instruments in the world.

b. The questionnaire is made up of four scales: extraversion/introversion, sensing/intuition, thinking/feeling, judging/perceiving.

c. Studies have found between 40 and 75 percent of respondents receive a different result after completing the inventory a second time.

d. There are no substantial gender differences in the distribution of MBTI scores.

c. All of a-d are reasonably valid.

CCQ206.13.05. Among the statements a-d pertaining to activating ambition choose the one that is invalid or choose e if all are reasonably valid.

a. Ambition is defined as an ardent desire for an ardent desire for rank, fame, or power; it can also be defined as a desire to achieve a particular end.

b. Ambition is an important contributor to success.

c. Higher ambition leads to a greater need to manage stress, develop resistance, and find balance.

d. Research has demonstrated that gender differences in professional ambition are insignificant.

e. All of a-d are reasonably valid.

CCQ206.13.06. Among the statements a-d pertaining to becoming self-aware choose the one that is invalid or choose e if all are reasonably valid.

a. Anthony Tjan, writing in the HBR, says that his research finds that self-awareness the “one quality that trumps all, evident in virtually every great entrepreneur, manager, and leaders” and advises that the “best thing leaders can do to improve their effectiveness is to become more aware of what motivates them and their decision-making.”

b. Personal control – spending your time and resources by focusing on events you have control over – is essential for becoming self-aware.

c. Self-awareness is about understanding your own needs, desires, failings, habits, and everything else that makes you tick.

d. Being self-aware allows you to understand other people, how they perceive you, your attitude and your responses to them in the moment.

e. All of a-d are reasonably valid.

CCQ206.13.07. Among the statements a-d pertaining to developing resilience choose the one that is invalid or choose e if all are reasonably valid.

a. Resilience is the ability to recover from or adjust easily to misfortune or change and developing resilience is important for effective self management.

b. Indicators of resilience include following through on commitments and making promises that can be kept.

c. Resilient people view a difficulty as a challenge, not as a paralyzing event, and they look at their failures and mistakes as lessons to be learned from, and as opportunities for growth.

d. Resilient people have a positive image of the future – they maintain a positive outlook, and envision brighter days ahead.

e. All of a-d are reasonably valid.

CCQ206.13.08. Among the statements a-d pertaining to finding balance choose the one that is invalid or choose e if all are reasonably valid.

a. A proper work-life balance can be defined as a state of well-being that a person can reach or can set as a goal in order to allow them to manage effectively multiple responsibilities at work.

b. A tip for staying balanced at work is at the end of each day, set your priorities for the following day.

c. An tip for finding balanced at home is exercising, even if it’s only for 15 minutes.

d. A tip for staying balanced at work is to respond to emails when they arrive rather than letting them accumulate throughout the day.

e. All of a-d are reasonably valid.

CCQ206.13.09. Among the statements a-d pertaining to having fun at work choose the one that is invalid or choose e if all are reasonably valid.

a. Actions to promote having fun at the workplace need to be endorsed at the corporate level.

b. We get an emotional reward from interacting harmoniously with others.

c. One goal in managing oneself is to find professional assignments and colleagues where one can have fun at work.

d. Working with interesting colleagues and working on intellectually challenging problems activate the “happiness hormones” in your brain.

e. All of a-d are reasonably valid.

CCQ206.13.10. Among the statements a-d pertaining to managing stress choose the one that is invalid or choose e if all are reasonably valid.

a. Hans Selye, one of the founding fathers of stress research, described stress as not necessarily something bad – the stress of exhilarating, creative successful work is beneficial, while that of failure, humiliation or infection is detrimental.

b. An important goal in managing oneself is maintain work-related stress to levels that do not jeopardize one’s health and effectiveness.

c. Tips for reducing stress include physical activity, relaxation techniques, and getting more sleep.

d. Tips for reducing stress include taking control, learning to say no, and managing your time.

e. All of a-d are invalid.

CCQ206.13.11. Among the statements a-d pertaining to managing time choose the one that is invalid or choose e if all are reasonably valid.

a. One method of counteracting priority dilution involves having a strategy in place for saying no in advance.

b. Time management, or prioritization, is the way that one organizes and plans how long to spend on specific activities.

c. A tip for effective time-management is to ask yourself, “How can I use my time today in ways that create more time tomorrow?”

d. A tip for effective time-management is to speed up the implementation of all tasks.

e. All of a-d are reasonably valid.

CCQ206.13.12. Among the tips a-d pertaining to overcoming procrastination choose the one that appears implausible or choose e if all are reasonably plausible.

a. Start easy – The first tip is simply to start with whatever is easy, manageable and doesn’t fill your mind with a nameless dread.

b. Start anywhere – The trouble with ‘starting easy’ is that it can be difficult to know where to start: there might be several easy bits, or it might be difficult to tell what should be done and what shouldn’t.

c. Think concrete – When you are getting started on a task, it’s much better to think about the concrete steps you are going to take, rather than abstract aims and ideas. Thinking concrete helps you get started.

d. Think it through – It is important to be sure that the task will succeed before starting.

e. All of a-d are reasonably valid.

CCQ206.13.13. Among the statements a-d pertaining to taking responsibility choose the one that is invalid or choose e if all are reasonably valid.

a. Taking responsibility involves accepting personal accountability for one’s actions and commitments.

b. It is crucial to distinguish between which aspect of your life are the responsibility of others and which parts are totally your own responsibility.

c. Indicators of taking responsibility are: following through on commitments and only making promises that can be kept.

d. A foundation principle for success and happiness in life and work is that “you are totally responsible for your life.”

e. All of a-d are reasonably valid.

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