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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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