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Path-goal theory 1 Running Head: PATH-GOAL THEORY Path-Goal Theory Path-Goal Theory
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Path-goal theory 2 In reviewing the path goal theory this is more like a reward system that produces effective results due to the subordinate understanding that there will be rewards. Leadership behavior plays a big role in the path goal theory because the subordinates are motivated by leader behavior to the degree that their behavior influences expectancies (Pierce, Newstrom 2008). The subordinate understands the path clarification which explains the type of behavior that leads to accomplishments and rewards. A supportive leader is considered to be a reward in itself which in turn increases the motivation of the subordinate. The process through which leader behavior impacts subordinate performance and satisfaction is by setting challenging goals, expecting subordinates to perform at their highest level, continuously seek improvement in performance,
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Unformatted text preview: shows a high degree of confidence that the subordinates will assume responsibility. This is an achievement oriented leader who constantly strives for excellence in performance and simultaneously displays confidence that subordinates will meet high standards of excellence according to Pierce and Newstrom (p.204). The expectancy theory of motivation can be contingent that strategic functions of the leader are: recognizing the needs of the subordinates in order to see which outcomes can be controlled, increasing payoffs for work completed, clarifying expectations of the subordinates, and increasing opportunities to boost personal satisfaction for effective performance. Path-goal theory 3 Reference Pierce, J. Newstrom, J. (2008) Leaders and the Leadership Process 5 th Ed. McGraw Hill....
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