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Path-goal theory assumes that leaders are flexible and that they can change their styles as situations  require. This theory proposes two contingency variables that moderate the leader behavior-outcome  relationship: Environment  characteristics are outside the control of followers, task structure,  authority system, and work group. Environmental factors determine the type of leader  behavior required if follower outcomes are to be maximized.  Follower  characteristics are the focus of control, experience, and perceived ability. 
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Unformatted text preview: Personal characteristics of subordinates determine how the environment and leader behavior are interpreted. Effective leaders clarify the path to help their followers achieve their goals, and make their journeys easier by reducing roadblocks and pitfalls. Research demonstrates that employee performance and satisfaction are positively influenced when leaders compensate for shortcomings in either their employees or the work settings....
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This note was uploaded on 11/18/2011 for the course MGMT 4375 taught by Professor Eixmann during the Fall '11 term at Texas State.

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