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Robert House and Path Goal Theory [Situational Leadership]

Path-Goal Theory is a contingency model of leadership. Like other situational leadership models, the approach you take to leading is dependent on the situation. In this case, you look at the people you are leading and the nature of the task.

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🏒 Program 3: Managing and Leading Individuals
🏘️ Course 11: Leadership
🏠 Section 3: Situational Leadership

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⇨ Other videos in our Introduction to Leadership
🎬 The Fiedler Contingency Theory of Leadership Effectiveness https://youtu.be/1WeKHqO3IoQ
🎬 Tannenbaum & Schmidt: The Leadership Continuum https://youtu.be/IW4XbC8Uc8U
🎬 A Generic Situational Leadership Model https://youtu.be/XAu3cIIvOZw
🎬 Commercial Situational Leadership Models https://youtu.be/79fiUq1Nxrw
🎬 Complexity, Leadership, and the Cynefin Framework https://youtu.be/n-sqvodujTg

Path Goal Theory was articulated by Robert House in 1971, and then refined with Gary Dessler, in a 1974 article.

Their work was rooted in Victor Vroom’s Expectancy Theory of motivation – so I’ll put a link to it in the description. https://youtu.be/WDgF7Avijlc

House identified four leadership behaviors, that we can select based on two main situational factors:
– Situational Factors
– Team Member Factors

The four types of leadership behavior should be deployed at different times, based on the situational and team member factors;
1. Directive Leadership
2. Supportive Leadership
3. Participative Leadership
4. Achievement-oriented Leadership

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There are a vast number of Leadership books – perhaps more than on any other management-related topic. And there is also a huge range represented in different lists of the best. This no-doubt reflects the different contexts for leadership.

So, any recommended reading list of leadership books must be particularly subjective. I have chosen those that made me think, and which are of particular value to managerial leaders: not sportspeople, military leaders, or CEOs. In no particular order:

πŸ“– Leaders Eat Last
πŸ“– Start with Why
πŸ“– Humble Leadership
πŸ“– The Leadership Challenge
πŸ“– The New Leaders
πŸ“– Shackleton’s Way
πŸ“– Why should Anyone be Led by You
πŸ“– The Habit of Excellence

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00:00 – Path-Goal Theory
00:28 – The Basics of Robert House’s Path-Goal Theory
01:04 – Path-Goal Theory and Vroom’s Expectancy Theory
01:19 – How to get better team results
02:01 – Two factors in the Path-Goal model
02:40 – The four leadership behaviors in the Path-Goal model
02:51 – Directive Leadership
03:18 – Supportive Leadership
03:46 – Participative Leadership
04:13 – Achievement-oriented Leadership
04:40 – Assessment of Path-Goal Theory

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Simon Sinek: Start with Why and Leaders Eat Last
Kouzes and Posner: The Leadership Challenge
Warren Bennis: Master of Transformative Leadership
Coaching for Leadership Development
Mentoring for Leadership Development
The Principles of Leadership Development
Complexity, Leadership, and the Cynefin Framework
Commercial Situational Leadership Models
A Generic Day-to-Day Situational Leadership Model
Tannenbaum & Schmidt: The Leadership Continuum
The Fiedler Contingency Theory of Leadership Effectiveness
What is Servant Leadership?
What is Authentic Leadership?
What is Charismatic Leadership?
What is Visionary Leadership?
The Blake & Mouton Leadership Grid
What is Transformational Leadership?
What is Transactional Leadership?
Goleman’s 6 Leadership Styles – A Styles Models of Leadership
Action Centered Leadership – A Roles-based or Functional Leadership Model
Leadership Behaviors: Task and Relationship Focus
Traits Models of Leadership
Leadership Traits, Roles, and Styles: Three Types of Leadership Model
What is Leader-Member Exchange Theory? And Should You Use LMX Theory?
10-Step Leadership Process: A Simple Model for How to Lead
Leadership Attitudes: How to Approach Things Like a Leader
The Leadership Skill Set: What Every Leader Needs to be Able to Do
What is Leadership? and Why do We Need Leaders?

Mike Clayton

About Mike Clayton 

Dr Mike Clayton is a (former) Project Manager and now a management educator. Having trained thousands of people at live workshops, seminars, and conferences, he now delivers training mainly via video. He has 14 books with international publishers and runs two successful YouTube channels. He is also the founder of OnlinePMCourses.com

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