Task Motivated Leader is a leader who follows the practice of setting goals, structuring tasks, and measuring performance. That person uses the task motivated leadership style to focus on such activities as planning, scheduling, managing performance-related feedback, and defining roles & duties.
Task motivated leadership is a style that is defined and described the contingency theory. This style is opposite to relationship motivated leadership. While a task motivated leader regards task accomplishment as the general measure of performance, a relationship motivated leader refers to interpersonal relationships for measuring performance.
Both styles of leadership are effective in certain situations. For example, a task motivated leader is effective in extreme and critical situations when it is needed to make quick and correct decisions. This person uses accomplishment status for making urgent decisions regarding task allocation and usage. Meanwhile, a relationship motivated leader is effective in standard, routine situations when every task is regarded as a point of relationships between the performer and the manager. That leader motivates personnel through an existing framework of relationships and subordination.