Review the assigned article, "Leadership Lessons From the Chilean Mine Rescue." Write a 500-750 word paper that analyzes the Chilean mine rescue. As a leader, you will be faced with responding immediately to solve issues. The Chilean mine rescue 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 approach in an everyday, real-world situation. Address the following questions and concepts: (1) How did the leaders demonstrate flexibility and adaptability? Please provide examples. (2) How did the leaders apply aspects of the path-goal theory to this situation? Provide examples. (3)Did the leaders communicate effectively with all of the stakeholders involved? How could communication have been improved? (4) How well did the leaders follow the situational approach to leadership? Provide examples. (5) How does this example shape how you might apply the goal-path theory and the situational approach in a real-world situation, in your content? Include three to five references to support your position. 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. You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.
(1) How did the leaders demonstrate flexibility and adaptability? Please provide examples. During the mission, the leaders demonstrated both flexibility and adaptability in their roles. The central leader Urzua was able to adapt his leadership from the military style that is similar to mining operations to one where decisions were made in a democratic way (Rashid et al, 2013). (2)How did the leaders apply aspects of the path-goal theory to this situation? Provide examples. The leaders applied the aspects of path-goal theory which involved assessment of the situation and becoming flexible in their leadership roles. Leaders act in a participative, directive and supportive or achievement oriented styles based on the needs of the subordinates (Crosan et al, 2005). As examples, the central leader (Urzua) coordinated all efforts from members and the d