Leadership Is The Process Of Influencing Followers And The Subordinate For Achieve The Organizational Goal

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Leadership is the process of influencing followers and the subordinate to achieve the organizational goal. According to Warren G. Bennis leadership is a complex process by which a person influences others to accomplish organizational mission, vision, and objectives in a way that makes it more cohesive and coherent. From Keith Devis view leadership is the process of influencing followers in the accomplishment of the organizational goals in a particular situation. After observing the theories of leadership we can classify them into five approaches:
1. Trait approach
2. Behavior approach
3. The power-influence approach
4. The situational approach
5. The integrative approach

Path goal theory is a situation based leadership theory which indicates how a leader’s behavior influences follower’s satisfaction and performance to accomplish designated goals. It is based on Vroom’s (1964) expectancy theory. Martin Evans (1970) first endorsed this theory. It was refined by House (1971) which was an elaborate version that included situational variables. According to House & Mitchell (1974), leadership creates motivation when it increases the number and types of payoffs that subordinates receive from their work. According to path goal theory of leadership every type of leadership approach has different types of impact on situation. The primary version of the theory had only two specific leader behaviors: supportive leadership and directive leadership. Later House and Mitchell (1974)…

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