contingency.pathgoaltheories

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Leadership Theories Andrea Reger
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Theories Trait Approach Skills Approach Style Approach Situational Approach Contingency Theory Path-Goal Theory Leader Member Exchange Transformational Transactional Team Leadership
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Contingency Theory This is a leader match theory because it tries to match leaders to appropriate situations A leader’s effectiveness depends on how well the leader’s style fits the context The theory was developed by studying the styles of leaders in situations and whether they were effective (primarily in military organizations) Concerned with styles and situations
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Contingency Theory Leadership styles are either task motivated or relationship motivated Situations have three factors: leader- member relations, task structure and position power
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LPC Scale Used to measure a person’s leadership style For example, it measures your style by having you describe a coworker with whom you had difficulty completing a job. (not necessarily someone you dislike, but someone with whom you least like to work with) After you choose this person, the LPC instrument asks you to describe your coworker on 18 sets of adjectives
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Least Preferred Coworker (LPC) Scale Pleasant 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 Unpleasant Friendly 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 Unfriendly Rejecting 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 Accepting
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