It Is Said That Many Companies Are over Managed and Under Led. Define Leadership and Explain What the Path-Goal Theory of Leadership Is. Identify the Four Leadership Styles of Path-Goal Theory and Explain When They Are Most Appropriately Used.

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In this era of socialism, most people do not like to be over-controlled and over- managed. They tend to have higher free will and thinking, work and etc. Leaders will have different leadership styles to manage and lead their employees which are identified by the path–goal theory of leadership. This is why the attitude and the behavior of a leader will influence his/her subordinates on achieving their goals and objectives. Leadership is mostly defined as a process of leading or influencing a group of people or an organization to achieve their goals. According to Yukl, ‘it is obvious that a person can be a leader without becoming a manager, and a person can be a manager without leading’. In my opinion, a leader has long-term of view which…show more content…
Consideration is the relationship behaviour between leaders and employees such as trust and respect. According to the findings from Limsila & Ogunlana, initiating structure of leadership style would have a greater acceptance and job satisfaction in Asian firms. And, consideration of leadership style would have a greater acceptance and job satisfaction in western firms. Directive leadership is based on initiating structure of leadership behaviour. It is a type of leadership style which provides employees to know what they are expected to do and how precisely the expectation of them. According to the findings from Limsila & Ogunlana, a directive leader is ‘focus mainly on the physical and the security needs of subordinates.’ This type of leader is suitable when the employee is new and ambiguous with his/her job. Leader will provide appropriate and clear instructions, ideas, scheduling work, specific advice and standard rules and regulations to the employees for achieving the organisational goal unambiguously. An example for directive leader is Steve Jobs, a leader that leads Apple Inc.. Steve Jobs is a leader that emphasized simplicity and the importance of team work to his employees. Although he always makes the final decision on the product design, he provides his employees with a clear instructions, ideas of product and standard rules and regulation on what their goal is and how they are going to achieve it. With this kind of leadership style helps Apple Inc. earn a lot

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