The Path Way Leadership Style

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Synthesis Research indicates that there are a number of approaches to assessing ones leadership styles. One study (Malik, 2012) of the Relationships between Leaders Behaviors and Subordinate Job Expectations reveals that the leader’s role is to ensure that they provide guidance and support while demonstrating behavior that is motivated by inspiring followers to work diligently to achieve organizational goals that were carefully outlined to facilitate success. Therefore, the purpose of this research was to teach leaders more about the path-way leadership style in addition to exposing the conduct and character of leaders while investigating situational contingencies that transform those behaviors. The path-goal approach theory…show more content…
Moreover, leadership is a skill that transfers over time with study, practice and research. Over the years, a great deal of and research has been dedicated to the study of various styles of leadership. Even with extensive data on the subject, many still disagree on what styles or combination of styles to use or link together in order to be effective when leading an organization. Another study( Dierendonck, Stam, Boersma, De Windt, & Alkema 2014) specifically focusing on comparing servant leadership and transformational leadership is another way to explore and link the differential mechanisms to followers expected outcomes while applying pathway leadership and transformational leadership styles to be effective leaders. The application of these styles are essential if the leader’s desire is to ensure that their followers achieve measurable goals. So, the first measure used to evaluate leader’s behavior was included in many response items that analyzed the relationship between transformational leadership and leader outcomes. Bass (1988) notated a bias between the ratings of subordinates and leaders behavior. Nevertheless, all the methods and approaches yielded valid results as noted by each study, but there was only a small amount of evidence that supported the theory that followers of transformational leaders are more committed to their organizations and followers are content with their
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