Path-Goal Theory is a type of Contingency Theory because its effectiveness depends on the match between a leader’s behavior, the task at hand, and the characteristics of the subordinates.Path-Goal Theory basically states that employees can be motivated if they believe their work will reap rewards.
As you begin this Discussion, think about the relationship between Path-Goal Theory and effective leadership. Consider the strengths and weaknesses of Path-Goal Theory and its impact on subordinate behavior. Review the Leader Behaviors described in the course text, Leadership: Theory and Practice. Find an article that discusses leadership behavior.
Post a description of the leadership behavior in the article you found. Describe how this behavior impacted or might impact subordinates. Analyze the relationship of Path-Goal Theory and follower motivation to achieve goals and objectives. Explain how the strengths and weaknesses of Path-Goal Theory are illustrated in the article.