“I’m the Boss”: A Response to the Path-Goal Leadership Questionnaire “I’m the Boss”: A Response to the Path-Goal Leadership Questionnaire Leader-behaviour theories have played an important role in the development of more realistic approaches to leadership. Early research models in this area focused on identifying leadership traits, developing methods for measuring them, and using the methods to select leaders. More recent approaches urge researchers not to be so preoccupied with the traits possessed by leaders, but to concentrate on what leaders actually do to influence the personal goals, performance and motivation of employees. One such approach is the path-goal leadership theory. Developed jointly by Martin Evans and Robert House...The end:
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