Analysis Of Path Goals, Transformational, And Servant Leadership

2142 WordsJul 28, 20169 Pages
Introduction Over the years leadership theories have been developed as philosophers define leadership approaches. There are a variety of leadership theories that have been developed. This paper will focus on an analysis of path-goal, transformational, and servant leadership theorie, and how each theory applies to the challenges of organizational change. Path-Goal Leadership Path-goal leadership purpose, “is to enhance employee performance and employee satisfaction by focusing on employee motivation, it emphasizes the relationship between the leader’s style and the characteristics of the subordinates and the work settings”(Northouse, 2013, p.137). Leaders in this theory focuses on how to enhances the subordinate goal attainment. This is done through providing information and rewards in the work environment. “According to House and Mitchell (1974), leadership generates motivation when it increases the number and kinds of payoffs that subordinates receive from their work. Leadership also motivates when it makes the oath to the goal clear and easy to travel through coaching and direction, removing obstacles and roadblocks to attaining the goal, and making the work itself more personally satisfying”(as cited in Northouse, 2013, p.138). Path-goal leadership is demonstrates how leaders can lead subordinates along the path to their goals. The four approaches to this are directive, supportive, participative and achievement-oriented. Directive leadership, “characterized a leader
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