Path Goal Theory: Factors Affecting Interpersonal Relationships

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As Yukl(2013) continued discussing Influence outcomes, specifically Resistance he stated "Influence attempts can also affect interpersonal relationships and the way other people perceive the agent (e.g., ethical, supportive, likeable, competent, trustworthy, strong). An influence attempt may improve the relationship or make it less friendly and cooperative." For me, I see the delicate balance a leader must maintain when engaging influence tactics, here again, knowing the individual can steer the outcome.
Communication; I felt that communication is a key component for leadership and I still do. The contrast is how that communication is conveyed, I now understand the non verbal is just as crucial for the relationships of leadership. Behavior,
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A leader would assign task, and then clear any roadblocks. I would see roadblocks as material things, such as funding, adding additional personnel or equipment.
House (1996) discussed the scope of his theory he stated "It concerns relationships between formally appointed superiors in their day to day functioning." (p325)
This I understood, what I did not understand prior was the Behaviors between Leader, follower and environment. The relationship is what I did not recognize as a leading cause to this theory working. I did not understand how the leaders behavior could influence their followers level of commitment.
When House (1996) stated, ":Leaders are justified in their role by being instrumental to the performance and satisfaction of subordinates."( p325) It was here, I understood roadblocks had many shapes, and the leader behavior used was contingent upon the
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With my upcoming assignment I will undoubtedly see more of it. Now that I have a better understanding with regard to the behaviors of leader and subordinate, i will better understand its development process and look to stop it once I see it. Within our organization, Tyrannical leadership is common and the most destructive. As Ståle (2007) describes the behavior " Because tyrannical leaders may behave constructively in terms of organizational oriented behavior while displaying anti-subordinate behaviours; subordinates and superiors may evaluate the leader's behaviour quite differently. Subordinates may view the leader as a bully, while upper management views him/her favorably. Accordingly" (p212) As I stated, this is common, and can be identified by establishing relationships, true leader follower relationships with people, so they feel comfortable in discussing their leaders behavior. Having that rapport is a strength I have, and now seeing the importance of the relationships, I see this will improve greatly for
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