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Leadership, House-Mitchell Path-Goal, MBO process, Likert

1. Why study situational approaches to leadership?

2. Describe the House-Mitchell Path-Goal Theory and their view of appropriate leadership styles.

3. What are the potential outcomes of having lower level employees participate in the MBO process?

4. How are Likert's casual, intervening, and end result variables useful in discussing and thinking about effectiveness?

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1. Why study situational approaches to leadership?

Situational leadership is studied because it not only defines the stages of group development, but how leaders develop groups and change their leadership style through the development process.

2. Describe the House-Mitchell Path-Goal Theory and their view of appropriate leadership styles.

In House-Mitchell Path-Goal Theory leaders clarify a path, remove roadblocks and provide rewards along the path. During this ...

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In House-Mitchell Path-Goal Theory leaders clarify a path, remove roadblocks and provide rewards along the path. During this process the leaders exhibit different types of leadership. First their leadership in clarifying the path is a directive approach. In removing roadblocks, leaders are supportive and help guide the followers to locate ...

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