There are five styles in Vroom’s model. Facilitate and delegate both give the final decision authority to the group. The other three reserve the final decision for the leader.


Identify which elements of the path–goal theory are represented in the following examples.

In an interview with Newsweek, Christine Lagarde, chairwoman of the International Monetary Fund, says that she believes that it is important to waste time on occasion to build consensus in a team so that “you will not need to waste it in convincing people to implement.” This is an example of theleader behaviors   element of the path–goal theory.