Flexibility and adaptability traits

The purpose of this assignment is to evaluate the application of various leadership models and approaches, specifically the path-goal theory and the situational approach to leadership, in extreme circumstances.

Review the Turn the Ship Around! (A) case. As a leader, you will be faced with responding immediately to solve issues. The Turn the Ship Around! (A) case is an example of leadership under extreme circumstances. Reflect on this example to shape how you might apply the goal-path theory and the situational leadership approach in an everyday, real-world situation.

Write a 500-750-word paper that analyzes the events outlined in the case by addressing the following questions and concepts. Be sure to support your rationale by providing specific examples. You are required to include three to five additional references to support your position.

  1. Discuss how the leaders demonstrate flexibility and adaptability.
  2. Describe how the leaders apply aspects of the path-goal theory to this situation.
  3. Discuss the leader’s ability to communicate effectively with all of the stakeholders involved and how communication could have been improved.
  4. Explain how well the leaders follow the situational approach to leadership.
  5. Describe how this case might shape how you apply the goal-path theory and the situational approach in a real-world situation.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

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Requirements: 750 words

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The path-goal theory of leadership states that a leader’s behavior highly depends on the employee’s satisfaction, motivation, and performance. Based on the discussion above, Louis learned the importance of loop learning. When he was assigned the responsibility of sixty men on the USS Will Rodger, he had already adopted Palezs leadership traits. However,  he chose to empower and motivate his subordinates so that they could make their own decisions. He became flexible and let them make their own decisions. However, things did not turn out as he expected because the subordinates were already used to getting orders from top management. On realizing that the subordinates were used to working under orders, he had to become flexible enough and give orders when needed but remain true to his commitment to transformational leadership.

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Flexibility and adaptability traits