1. Elaborate on the following statement and support your response with references.
Path-Goal Theory. Robert House (1960) model: A leader must first assess the relevant factors in the organization and then select one of the four leadership styles that fits those contingency factors best: (a) directive, (b) supportive, (c) achievement-oriented and (d) participative. A key element in the leader's choice of style is their expectations about how others will respond to them. This is a trend away from behaviorism and toward a more detailed examination of the thought processes which guide actions.
The great man theory mandates that leaders are born rather than made and that class position, rather than behavior, determines the leader. What are thoughts? Support your response with references.