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Path-goal Theory


Path-goal theory is half leadership, half motivational theory. It was developed to explain how leaders motivate their followers toward a determined end. Path-goal theory is a contingency theory, in that it predicts how leaders style will interact with follower needs and the nature of the task. Why Theory.

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14 Leadership Studies – Quick Overview of Leadership


This theory was a hot topic in the mid-1970s and takes its roots in the larger social exchange theory, a social psychological perspective that explains social change and stability as a process of negotiated exchanges between parties. CONTINGENCY THEORY OF LEADERSHIP. PATH-GOAL THEORY OF LEADERSHIP.