Exam 2 Review - AEC 3414 Fall 2010 Exam 2 Review Exam 2...

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AEC 3414 – Fall 2010 Exam 2 Review Exam 2 covers material from the following sources: Lecture, Text, Leadership Challenges and other Reading Material. Chapters 7-12 Chapter 7 – Path-Goal Theory Identify the key goal of Path-Goal o It’s about how leaders motivate subordinates to accomplish designated goals. (MOTIVATION) Assess their strategy Assess the characteristics of the followers Determine the task/work setting Analyze work setting characteristics to predict leadership behavior o Ability Perception High Ability= Low Directive o External locus It’s got to be fate o Desire for Control Internal locus I’m in charge! o Preference for Structure Need task clarity Clarified path Greater sense of certainty in work setting o Subordinate Characteristics Need for Affiliation Prefer supportive leadership Unsatisfied Need human touch Use major components of Path-Goal theory to predict motivational impact Directive Supportive Participative Achievement - Oriented
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Be able to identify relationships between these Leader Behaviors and Subordinate task and motivation o Directive Initiating structure, or telling Instruction for task completion Clear standard of performance o Supportive Consideration, or relationship Being friendly Attending to wellbeing Subordinates are equals o Participative Subordinates invited to share in decision making Consults for ideas and opinions Integrates suggestions o Achievement Oriented Challenges subordinates High standard of excellence High degree of confidence in completing goals Identify subordinate characteristics o Need for Affiliation - Supportive o Preference for Structure - Directive o Desire for control (Internal) - Participative o Desire for control (External ) - Directive o High Self -Perceived level of ability with task : Achievement-Oriented o Low Self-Perceived level of ability with task: Directive Know strengths and criticisms o Criticism Path-goal theory is so complex and incorporates so many different aspects of leadership that interpreting the theory can be confusing. For example, PGT makes predictions about which of four different leadership styles is appropriate for task with different degrees of structure Second limitation of PGT is that it has received only partial support from the many empirical research studies that have been conducted to test its validity. Doesn’t provide a full and consistent picture of the basic assumptions and corollaries of PGT PGT places a great deal of responsibility on leaders and much less on subordinates. Over time, this kind of leadership could be counterproductive because it promotes dependency and fails to recognize the full abilities of subordinates. o
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This note was uploaded on 11/26/2010 for the course AEC 3414 taught by Professor Dr.stedman during the Spring '10 term at University of Florida.

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Exam 2 Review - AEC 3414 Fall 2010 Exam 2 Review Exam 2...

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