Path Goal Theory Of Leadership

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According to Management and Organisation Behaviour’s text book (MGMT), leadership is a process to influencing and motivating employee to work more efficiency to achieve organisation goals (Williams, McWilliams & Lawrence 2017). Leadership is primarily about the behaviour of a leader and how a leader to handle the group that can let the follower truly depend on them with trust. As a leader, they need to show their confident, courage, vision, what can motivate and influence them to increase the level of performance to achieve the goals that set by the organisations. Leading also about planning, organizing, decision making and controlling. In the other hand, a single leadership skills may not be suit for every situation that used by a leader.…show more content…
In an organisations, path-goal theory also refers to the manager’s ability for guiding their subordinates to choose the right path way to achieve the organisational goal. According to path-goal theory, leader provides needed direction and support for subordinates to achieve organizational goals (Silverthorne, 2001). Richard et al. (2012) said that path-Goal theory suggests that leaders may not only use similar behaviours with different subordinates but may use different behaviours with same subordinates in certain situation. It is importance because leader can use the leadership styles of path-goal theory to improve their subordinates’ work efficiency. The employees will get poor job performance if there is lack of leadership, while the greater job performance will be show if there is the leadership. Furthermore, this theory also will increase the subordinate’s beliefs whether they have enough ability to achieve their goals. Richard et al. (2013) said that path-goal theory is a cognitive principal to inspire subordinates to perform a standard performance possibilities. In this theory, there are four types of leadership styles from path-goal theory which is directive, supportive, participative, and achievement-oriented to show that using path-goal theory to influence the…show more content…
This is a leadership style of leader who work closely with their team members. Directive leader involves consulting subordinates’ opinion or suggestion before make a decision (Malik 2013). A participative leader rather than making decision by themselves, they give opportunity to the follower to share and discusses their opinion and ideas to make a right and best decision outcome. This leadership style always let the follower feel they are worth to be trusted and their ideas are being valued if their leader is willing to listening the suggestions that provided by them. Negron (2011) said that participative leader shares responsibilities with subordinates by engage them in the planning, decision-making, organising and accomplishment More than that, the level of brainstorming also can increase by participative leadership. The more alternatives and ideas, the best decision that can achieve towards goal. Participative leadership style is appropriate use when the followers is lack of judgement or process of the task have not been updated. According to (Lussier & Achua cited in Malik 2013) said that participative leadership is appropriate used when the subordinates’ authority and satisfaction from worker is weak or
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