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1 .       Management is a key factor in the success of a company, but other factors such as interest rates are more important in company failures. [Hint]


2 .       Important managerial skills such as verbal communication skills, managing time and stress, managing individual decisions and recognising, defining and solving problems are behavioural skills and therefore cannot be learned effectively. [Hint]


3 .       A charismatic leader who does not consult employees regarding the substance of a significant change in direction, but uses their personal charm and energy to overcome resistance, is demonstrating aggressive timidity. [Hint]


4 .       Understanding of the five social factors that Parsons identified as covering the ways in which human beings form relationships forms an important element of matching skills in the managerial setting. [Hint]


5 .       Affective managers tend to display minimal non-verbal clues and do not give away their feelings by their body language or tone of voice. [Hint]


6 .       When non-verbal and verbal behaviours of an individual are conflicting, the body language used contributes more to the communication than do the words of the message. [Hint]


7 .       There are advantages and disadvantages associated with different learning styles, so one learning style can be seen as the 'best' and we should all try to learn it. [Hint]


8 .       Communication flows in your firm will be improved if you recruit people with exactly the same communication profile. [Hint]


9 .       Individuals whose perceptual system favours the auditory mode are well matched with those favouring an experiential mode. [Hint]


10 .       Kolb’s work on the Four-stage Cycle and Senge’s work on learning styles are connected. [Hint]


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