The Path Goal Theory: The Types Of Leadership

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“Leadership is about vision, about people buying in, about empowerment and, most of all, about producing useful change. Leadership is not about attributes, it’s about behavior”. (Kotter, P. 2013 et al). A leader has a vision, a leader can influence people and make them a part of the vision. A leader is relational and those relationships are what allows them to lead effectively. They are communicators and visionaries they can make people see what they see. A manager, simply manages those things that they are responsible for, they are not necessarily communicators and they likely are not able to influence in the way that a leader does, management can often be learned they are task masters. There are people like Martin Luther King, Ghandi that…show more content…
This type of leader is well organized and has vison and determination. The Path Goal Theory” best describes the type of leadership that I closely relate to. Path Goal greatest strength is motivational. In my personal life, professional life and my volunteer life, this is the trait that I use the most. The reason for this is, I know that motivation can go a long way. You Are encouraging others to believe in themselves and their abilities. Once you do that, you will a person that will walk in his or her purpose or strengths. Thus, helping you to achieve the goals that you have set out to accomplish without doing all the work yourself. The strength of this type of leadership is; it allows the leader to look at what is important to the subordinates as well, it defines the task in a clear manor so that the goal the is desired has a clear path to be reached. The negatives to this type of leadership is; it places a lot of the onus on the leader, thus can cause its employees to become dependent upon them. The evaluation in a large organization can be hard to analyze as you are motivating individuals individually in what they need to
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