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1

What is the best predictor of a leader’s success?

Self-control

Integrity

Willpower

Self-discipline

Integrity

2

What is a foundational strength?

Self-control

Integrity

Willpower

Self-awareness

Self-control

3

What is key to well-being in life?

Self-control

Integrity

Willpower

Self-awareness

Self-control

4

How much energy does the brain consume?

less than 2%

more than 18%

more than 20%

more than 30%

more than 20%

5

What is our self-discipline dependent on?

Self-control

Integrity

Willpower

Self-awareness

Willpower

6

How do you master self-control?

Keep your willpower high in energy

Conserve your willpower

Save your willpower for the tougher and more demanding decisions

All of the above

All of the above

7

What do we use willpower to exercise self-control of?

Thoughts

Emotions

Impulses and performance

All of the above

All of the above

8

Which (from above) is especially difficult to control?

Thoughts

Emotions

Impulses and performance

All of the above

Emotions

9

How can we affect emotional control?

What we think about or how we behave

By altering our mood

By avoiding impulses

All of the above

What we think about or how we behave

10

What leaves us more prone to serious decision fatigue?

By attempting to alter our mood

By avoiding impulses

By pursuing more than one thing at a time

By forcing ourselves to be happy

By pursuing more than one thing at a time

11

Where does our willpower reside?
Cerebellum
Hypothalamus
Anterior cingulate cortex
Subconscious

Anterior cingulate cortex

12

What does our brain need energy to pursue?

Self-control

Integrity

Willpower

Self-discipline

Self-discipline

13

What are neurotransmitters?

Fuel for our brain

Chemicals that our brain cells use to send signals

Energy located in our anterior cingulate cortex

Glucose

Chemicals that our brain cells use to send signals

14

What calls out for sweets when we have more demand for self-control?
Self-control
Integrity
Willpower
Self-awareness

Willpower

15

What should you do when you’re physically or mentally stressed?
Decrease your glucose
Get more rest
Eat healthy
Keep your glucose up

Keep your glucose up

16

Why are sugar spikes dangerous?

It’s promptly followed by a crash

It can turn the most disciplined person into an indecisive blob

It creates ill-tempered coworkers

All of the above

It’s promptly followed by a crash

17

What should you do to maintain steady self-control?

Eat more vegetables and foods with glycemic index

Get 6 to 8 hours of rest each night

Consume more caffeine

All of the above

Eat more vegetables and foods with glycemic index

18

Why should you save your glucose for your immune system?

So you won’t crash once your healthy

It automatically extracts what it needs to defeat the microbe, leaving what’s left for brainpower

If you have too much glucose, you’re susceptible to diabetes

To maintain steady self-control

It automatically extracts what it needs to defeat the microbe, leaving what’s left for brainpower

19

What occurs when sleep deprivation impairs the processing of glucose?

You become physically stressed

You become mentally stressed

It produces immediate negative consequences for self-control

All of the above

It produces immediate negative consequences for self-control

20

What do many police managers, who have poor glucose intake, do with raw willpower?

Function with little sleep

Have no action plan

Fight decision fatigue

All of the above

All of the above

21

What is decision fatigue the dangerous downside of when making decisions?
Lack of sleep
Not enough glucose
Insufficient cerebral energy
Too many activities at once

Insufficient cerebral energy

22

What is the link between decision making and willpower?

Decision making depletes your willpower, and once your willpower is depleted, you’re less able to make correct decisions

When you’re physically and mentally tired, it affects your willpower which in turn affects your decision making

When you’re willpower is depleted, you suffer from decision fatigue

All of the above

Decision making depletes your willpower, and once your willpower is depleted, you’re less able to make correct decisions

23

When is the reluctance to forfeit options become more pronounced?

When your glucose is too low

When your willpower is too low

When you have a lack of sleep

When you are malnourished

When your willpower is too low

24

When do leaders look for ways to postpone or evade decisions?

When your glucose is too low

When your willpower is depleted

When you have a lack of sleep

When you are malnourished

When your willpower is depleted

25

What can cause “cognitive miser”?

When your glucose is too low

When your willpower is too low

When you have a lack of sleep

When you are malnourished

When your willpower is too low

26

What does it mean to avoid compromises?

Your cutting your options

Your forfeiting options

“Cognitive miser”

You have low willpower

“Cognitive miser”

27

What does a tired leader seek?
Quickest option
Most available option
Easiest option
All of the above

All of the above

28

What is another term for self-control?
Self-regulation
Self-discipline
Willpower
Self-awareness

Self-regulation

29

When is having goals frustrating and a wasteful energy drain?

Having too many goals

Having conflicting goals

When there is no purpose to the goals

Both a and b

Both a and b

30

What happens if you have too many goals?
You worry a lot
You get less done
You generate negative emotions
All of the above

All of the above