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House's path-goal theory The path-goal theory, developed by Robert House, is based on the expectancy theory of motivation.  A manager's job is to coach or guide workers to choose the best paths for reaching their goals.  Based on the goal-setting theory, leaders engage in different types of leadership behaviors  depending on the nature and demands of a particular situation. A leader's behavior is acceptable to subordinates when viewed as a source of satisfaction. He or she  is motivational when need satisfaction is contingent on performance; this leader facilitates, coaches,  and rewards effective performance. Path-goal theory identifies several leadership styles: Achievement-oriented.  The leader sets challenging goals for followers, expects  them to perform at their highest levels, and shows confidence in their abilities to meet these 
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Unformatted text preview: expectations. This style is appropriate when followers lack job challenges. Directive. The leader lets followers know what is expected of them and tells them how to perform their tasks. This style is appropriate when followers hold ambiguous jobs. Participative. The leader consults with followers and asks them for suggestions before making a decision. This style is appropriate when followers are using improper procedures or are making poor decisions. Supportive. The leader is friendly and approachable. He or she shows concern for the followers' psychological well-being. This style is appropriate when followers lack confidence....
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