Analyzing the situational, path-goal, transformational, and adaptive leadership approaches can be helpful for understanding how to benefit your leadership style. Utilizing the assigned readings for the course, as well as additional applicable scholarly sources, describe in sufficient detail with supportive reference citing: 1) each of these four leadership approaches, 2) the strengths or benefits and potential weaknesses or limitations of each of these four leadership approaches, 3) the characteristics of a successful transformational leader you have experienced, and 4) how you could effectively apply these four leadership approaches within an educational setting of interest. Length: 5-7 pages not including title and reference pages. References: Minimum of 5 scholarly resources. Your response should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts presented in the course by providing new thoughts and insights relating directly to this topic. Your response should reflect scholarly writing and current APA standards. (Additional Information) Situational, Path-Goal, Transformational, and Adaptive Leadership Approaches One of the more widely recognized approaches to leadership, the situational approach focuses on leadership in different situations, or the leadership style must be altered or adapted to the requirements of different workers and situations for the leaders to be effective. The path-goal approach focuses on enhancing worker performance and satisfaction by leaders choosing behaviors and providing information and rewards to increase worker motivation. One of the current and more popular leadership approaches, the transformational approach focuses on transforming workers and entire organizations through confident, charismatic, and visionary leadership by addressing worker motives, needs, and emotions while strengthening trust and confidence. The adaptive approach focuses on leaders who prepare, support, motivate, and mobilize workers to effectively adapt to challenges and changing circumstances. These leadership approaches are concerned with how the leader reacts to the workers. This week’s assignment will address the situational, path-goal, transformational, and adaptive leadership approaches and how you might utilize this information to benefit your leadership style. Be sure to review this week’s resources carefully. You are expected to apply the information from these resources when you prepare your assignments.