LDR-600 Module 4 Case Study Analysis Paper 4: A Tale of Two Coaches

LDR-600 Module 4 Case Study Analysis Paper 4: A Tale of Two Coaches
Leadership Styles and Development - Path-Goal and Leader-Member Exchange Theories
Grand Canyon University


Write a 750-1,000-word paper that analyzes the two leadership case studies found in
topic materials for this module, "Coach Knight: A Will to Win" and "Coach K: A Matter of the Heart."

Address the following questions and concepts:

  1. Based on the principle of path-goal theory, evaluate the actions of the two
    coaches, and then provide an analysis of how they have (or have not) integrated the key considerations of this theoretical perspective into their leadership styles.

  2. According to your text, research on leader-member exchange (LMX) theory has shown that LMX is correlated with subordinate energy and creativity at work, and
    that LMX, moderated by empowerment, would affect job satisfaction, turnover, job performance and organization citizenship behavior. Is there any evidence of LMX or the results of the above research in the two case studies?

  3. Conclude your paper by summarizing the dominant trait, power bases, and leadership styles of both coaches, and adopting a position on whom you think was a
    more effective leader and why. Be sure to indicate what you have learned from the cases and how this knowledge would make you a better leader.

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