Supportive Leadership Style: Definition & Explanation


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Supportive leadership is a component of which theory?

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1. Supportive leadership is most effective in which one of the following situations?

2. Which one of the following is not an alternative style of leadership under the path-goal theory?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Taking a look at how to motivate others at work when they need it, this quiz and worksheet assess your knowledge of the features of a supportive leadership style. Topics that are covered in the quiz include the theory that a supportive leadership style belongs to as well as circumstances when supportive leadership is most effective.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Theory under which supportive leadership belongs
  • When supportive leadership would be most effective
  • Alternative styles of leadership
  • Job characteristics that supportive leadership is beneficial for
  • Theorists in the development of the path-goal theory

Skills Practiced

Practice the following skills with this worksheet and quiz:

  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding when supportive leadership would be least effective and interpret it correctly
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related leadership lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the path-goal theory

Additional Learning

To learn more information about how to keep the troops moving along the bridge, refer the corresponding lesson, Supportive Leadership Style: Definition & Explanation. This lesson will help you:

  • Understand what supportive leadership is
  • Identify its relationship to the path-goal theory
  • Explore examples of supportive leadership methodology
  • Explain the role of tasks in goal attainment
  • Appreciate what a manager has to do in a supportive leadership role