Path-Goal Theory Of Leadership

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to the organizational goals and objectives will be made possible. Your ultimate goal is to make sure that members are encouraged to follow group objectives instead of their own personal objectives; which could have a direct implication on the success of the organization.
In selecting or developing a leadership style, you must know that how you react to problems, resolve crisis, relate to members and reward or punish them are some of the ways that you going to be judged by your members. Your effectiveness will depend on how you can influence and control your members towards the common final goals and objectives. The financial position of the organization has a direct correlation with your leadership style and the success of a program or the
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These variables are known as leadership theories. There are various types of leadership theories; this book is going to look at four leadership theories that will essential for you as growing leader. These theories also consist of certain qualities that most leaders must be aware of. They are like a pillar that provides a stand and structure to a building, they are needed to provide the support that a leader will need when carving out a leadership style that will be used and be effective and relevant as a leader in the organization.
The theories to be discussed in this book are: Path-Goal theory of leadership, Vroom-Yetton-Jago Decision-making of leadership, Harsey-Bianchard Situational Leadership theory, and Fielder’s Contigency Theory of Leadership. These four were selected because of their relative influence on the leader and the relationship that must be present between the leader and the members. They were also selected because they could help provide the needed foundational frameworks for your leadership
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With this theory, the leader is directly in control of the event by giving out directions and orders to members. The interpretation of the theory could be that the leader has a vision or goal on how to get to the next destination; he/she sees a path and a formula that could be advantageous to the organization and makes all others to follow this path with him. He is like a war commander giving a commanding order to his troops on where to take and when to take action against the enemy. The leader has a solution and a principle on satisfaction, and he is going to make every members of the organization to go by his solution and principle in order to achieve the targeted satisfaction score. He can force them, punish or reward them in order to get the task done. This is when you do what you can do as a leader to clear the way for the members to be active in the process of accomplishing the goal. You do this by delineating clearly what is to be done, provide resources and incentives for those that are willing to follow your path. You may facilitate the group by appealing to them and their self-esteem and allow them to enjoy the task at hand. You can be participatory in this case with your members by taking orders and notes from
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