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Path Goal Theory

Explain the path-goal model of leadership.

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The path-goal model is a leadership theory that states that a leader's function is to clear the path toward the goal of the group, by meeting the needs of subordinates. The Path-Goal Theory developed by Robert House is based on the Expectancy Theory of Motivation. The manager's job is viewed as coaching or guiding workers to choose the best paths for reaching their goals. Best path is the one that is in alignment with the organizational goals. Path-Goal Theory ...

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