A. Consider a scenario from your experience as a follower and do the following:
1. Evaluate the leader's effectiveness within your example using either expectancy or equity theory.
The expectancy theory of motivation is based on the premise that the effort people expend depends on how much reward they expect in return. People want to maximize gain and minimize loss (Dubrin 2013). I am evaluating my high school football coach. Coach Jansen was an exceptional leader who not only helped his athletes choose goals to achieve but also helped us understand what commitment it takes to achieve the goal. His training helped everyone understand football to reach goals. He set attainable team goals and personal goals. He did a great job motivating each individual and knowing what drives each of us to succeed.
Coach has had us write down goals on paper and how we planned on achieving those goals. He never doubted our goals but always encouraged players to pick attainable goals. When discussing how I could reach my goal, he helped me break down each step and process to lead me to the plan. Coach then promised what he would do to support goals and expressed what team goals he wanted players to follow that would support our goals. Those meetings helped us understand what work we needed to put in to be successful. I felt motivated and focused on completing personal and team goals. We knew our coach supported all of us.
The coach had us well-trained and motivated. He believed practice should always have us prepared for game situations. Players thought routines were always more strenuous on our minds and bodies than in the games. Our preparation started in the offseason, and the coach often communicated what skills and game details would be needed for us to be successful. He kept us motivated by mentioning the goals we wanted to accomplish. He often yelled out that individuals would be successful at the college level. And that it all started during the training. When you are encouraged that you will be successful, you often believe it.
The best thing that coach was able to accomplish was that every player believed in him and that he believed in their goals. He never compared to different athletes' goals. He knew the importance of each athlete's goals. So, the athlete who wanted the opportunity to be a part of a team but knew education was of the most importance valued this goal and made sure that athlete felt he was a part of the High School team the best way they could. He compared working hard for the group helps build the character of being mentally tough in the classroom. He encouraged student-athlete to do well in the classroom and how important meeting academic goals would be for the student's future. For athletes wanting to earn football scholarships and helped them understand how big that accomplishment was and made sure he showcased the athlete's abilities. Although e understood scholarships are important, He never made inferior athle...