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Leadership Styles

Please help with the following discussion. Please answer in detail with at least 200 words. This information is taken from Leadership Theory and Practice 4th edition by Peter G. Northouse (2007).

Identify four leadership styles associated with path-goal theory. Explain each style and relate it to styles described in other theories. Can leaders exhibit more than one style?

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1, Identify four leadership styles associated with path-goal theory. Explain each style and relate it to styles described in other theories. Can leaders exhibit more than one style?

The Path-Goal Theory of Leadership was proposed which describes the different way that leaders attempt to encourage and support their followers in several ways, mainly by making a path that maps the best way to achieve the preset goals. Specifically, the leader clarifies the path of the way for to subordinates to go, removes roadblocks that stop them from going there and also increases the rewards along the route. However, different theories and leadership styles, skills and personalities also impact how these are addressed, which means very different ends. In fact, several theories have been proposed to describe the various leadership styles. For example, in clarifying the path, the leader might be directive or give vague hints. In removing roadblocks-the leader might blur the path or help the follower move the bigger blocks. In increasing rewards, the encouragement may be occasional or the leader ...

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This solution identifies and explains four leadership styles associated with path-goal theory, and relates their style to other theories. It also discusses if leaders can exhibit more than one style. References are provided.

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