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Welcome to the website where you can find answers for the CES CBT CD-0256 test on the subject «Team Leadership». This site will help you as a marine specialist improve your knowledge with the help of open information, where you can find questions as well as answers for them. CES/CBT based on practical information and marine specialists experience.

CES tests developed for evaluating seaman basic knowledge by Seagull Company (rebranded as «OTG»), is an evaluating online-tool, used for revealing any professional preparation needed in specific fields of knowledge, defined by STCW.

CES tests have proven themselves as good tools for the selection and recruitment process, as well as advancing the level of knowledge of the current officers and crew. Ocean Technologies Group use various subjects for question creation, which includes:

  • Crowd and Crisis Management;
  • Integrated Navigation System (INS);
  • Ballast water management;
  • Handling and Stowage;
  • Vessel operation management and safety;
  • Marine engineering;
  • Maintenance and repair, etc.

«Team Management» subject includes theoretical and practical information about safety working with electrical equipment. Knowledge of this information directly shows employee’s competence who holds a relevant post on a vessel. Team leadership on a vessel is essential for maintaining effective communication, cooperation, and coordination among the crew members. A competent leader can navigate the challenges of the maritime environment, optimize team performance, and ensure the successful and safe operation of the vessel during voyages.

This page contains answers to Seagull CES (Crew Evaluation System) test about Team Leadership, and serve as a database of questions and answers, using which seafarer can prepare to exams for getting certificate of competence, or just to challenge yourself with knowledge in this theme.



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A newly promoted Captain finds that each one of the multi-cultural officers and crew onboard is different in terms of culture, experience, competence and personality. Which one of the following styles should be used, in this situation, to build an effective onboard team?
Authoritarian leadership style.
Democratic leadership style.
Situational leadership style.
Consultative leadership style.
During which phase of the UPI Team Leadership Model are questions2, such as “Who will do the job?”, “When do we start/finish?”, “What resources are required?” and “How do we do it?” answered?
Planning.
Understanding.
Implementation.
Involvement.
In creating the environment for the team to flourish and assemble, which one of the following principles is NOT correct?
The leader should use force to assemble team members.
The leader should create an environment that is pleasant for the team to assemble itself.
The leadership style should match the team’s culture.
I don’t know.
Is the following statement correct in relation to work teams onboard ship? Being onboard a ship does not necessarily mean being part of a team.
It is correct, because not all shipboard organizations possess the characteristics of a team, such as common goals, interdependency and team consciousness.
It is correct, because teams do not really exist on board the ship.
The statement is incorrect, because even the engine and deck departments are considered to be teams.
The statement is incorrect, because the shipboard organization is always considered to be a team.
Select, from the options given, the phrase that correctly completes the following statement. The three basic interpersonal needs, according to Schutz, are collectively known by the acronym CIA, which stands for control:
Inclusion and appreciation.
Inclusion and allocation.
Independence and appreciation.
Integration and allocation.
Select from the options given, the phrase that most accurately completes the following statement in relation to the four levels of readiness. Low follower readiness is shown by those who are:
Unable and unwilling.
Unable but willing.
Able but unwilling.
Able and willing.
Select from the options given, the phrase that most accurately completes the following statement in relation to the four levels of readiness. Low to moderate follower readiness refers to followers who are:
Unable but willing.
Unable and willing.
Able but unwilling.
Able and willing.
Select from the options given, the phrase that most accurately completes the following statement. A good leader is capable of performing their duties by varying their role and their conduct. When carrying out risk assessment and dealing with critical situations they are acting as the:
Conflict manager.
Negotiator.
Front figure.
Informer.
Select from the options given, the phrase that most accurately completes the following statement. The goal of the first phase of the UPI model, which is described as the think, know and feeling phase, is to:
Create a common understanding of the task that the team is confronted with.
Give orders.
Start planning how to implement the ideas of the team.
Implement action plan.
Select from the options given, the phrase that most accurately completes the following statement. A work team is defined as a small collection of people who share all of the following characteristics, EXCEPT:
Common nationality.
A sense of shared purpose.
A common goal.
Team consciousness.
Select from the options given, the phrase that most accurately completes the following statement. Democratic leadership style is NOT considered lasting and ideal, because:
Majority is not necessarily the best group to make competent decisions.
It is solely based on the principle of status power.
It focused on achieving the goal.
It prevents crew members taking the initiative.
Select from the options given, the phrase that most accurately completes the following statement. During the third phase of the UPI model, the leader:
Gives orders to the team.
Generates options for the team.
Starts planning how to implement the ideas of the team.
I don’t know.
Select from the options given, the phrase that most accurately completes the following statement. Empowered team members tend to:
Take initiative and be more productive.
Lack safety awareness.
Feel less power and authority.
Be less assertive and authoritative.
Select from the options given, the phrase that most accurately completes the following statement. One of the outcomes of empowering team members, especially when they are involved in team activities such as the development of ideas, is that they will:
Be more committed to the team’s goal because they feel they own the idea.
Just wait for the leader’s decision.
Usually hesistate to cooperate because they are vulnerable to criticism.
Only participate because they are forced to do so.
Select from the options given, the phrase that most accurately completes the following statement. The UPI Team Leadership Model is a way to understand how to develop powerful, creative and self-empowered teams. The abbreviation UPI stands for:
Understanding, planning and implementation.
Uniformity, planning and implementation.
Uniformity, planning and interpretation.
Understanding, progressing and implementation.
Select from the options given, the phrase that most accurately completes the following statement. The readiness level of the crew, which is the basis for Situational leadership thinking, is defined as:
The extents to which followers have the will, knowledge and ability to accomplish a specific task.
The crew’s way of dealing with their leader.
The speed of subordinate’s reaction to emergencies.
Subordinate’s level of readiness in dealing with conflicts.
Select from the options given, the phrase that most accurately completes the following statement. The second phase of the UPI model is when the leader and other responsible employees:
Start planning how to implement the ideas of the team.
Try to understand the situation.
Give orders.
I don’t know.
Select from the options given, the phrase that most accurately completes the following statement. Typically, an authoritarian leadership style is solely based on the principle of:
Status power.
Information power.
Personal power.
Expert power.
Select from the options given, the phrase that most accurately completes the following statement. Team leaders seek to create the conditions that enable team members to reach common:
Goals.
Impressions.
Preferences.
Power.
Select from the options given, the phrase that most accurately completes the following statement. In authoritarian leadership, other people’s opinions and beliefs are seldom appreciated resulting in a misuse of power based on ___ and fear.
Pressure.
Motivation.
Authority.
Feedback.
The Chief Engineer observes, that although high motivated, the Fourth Engineer lacks competence to do the assigned maintenance tasks. Based on the principles of situational leadership, which one of the following should the Chief Engineer do?
Provide more guidance and coaching to the Fourth Engineer.
Show lower assertiveness.
Report this to the Master and let them address the situation.
I don’t know.
The Chief Mate observes that both the Second and Third Mates are confident and competent watch keepers. Based on the principles of situational leadership, which one of the following actions should the Chief Mate take in this situation?
Provide minimal guidance and coaching.
Provide a high level of guidance and coaching.
Show higher assertiveness with the Second and Third Mate.
Use authoritarian leadership style.
The Second Engineer ensures that new crew members are properly informed before they start any maintenance work by explaining the task, the risks involved, based on the latest risk assessment, and by answering their queries. Which phase of the UPI Team Leadership Model represented in this example?
Understanding.
Planning.
Implementation.
Follow-up.
The ratings and junior officers highly respected the Bosun because of his experience, age and personality and they often seek his advice on personal and family matters. In the context of leadership, which one of the types of power does the Bosun have?
Personal power.
Expert power.
Status power.
Information power.
The ship’s Electro-Technical Officer (ETO) has the respect of the officers, the crew and the Superintendent, because of his excellent work performance. In the context of leadership, which one of the types of power does the ETO have?
Expert power.
Status power.
Personal power.
Information power.
The three interpersonal needs which must be fulfilled in order to create good teams are known by the acronym CIA, according to Schutz. Which one of the following terms is the interpersonal need represented by the letter “A” in the acronym CIA?
Appreciation.
Authority.
Attitude.
Application.
Which one of the following is NOT a means by which both the team leader and team members can reach common goals?
By each making their own decisions.
By building on each other’s strength.
By sharing information and knowledge.
By working together.
Which one of the following statements best describes the term “leadership”?
Getting the job done through others.
Directing team members on what to do.
Making people happy and satisfied.
Using resources economically.
Which one of the following statements best describes why it is important to have effective team leadership?
To ensure that the collective and complementary skills of each crew member can make up for individual limitations.
To ensure that crew member works independently.
To satisfy the management.
I don’t know.
Which one of the following statements relating to team leadership is NOT correct?
A leader has the sole role accountability to the team members.
The style of leadership has an important influence on the behaviour of the team members.
A leader can create an environment that is pleasant for the team to assemble itself and flourish.
The leadership style that is applied should match the culture of the team.



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