Palgrave Studies in African Leadership
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Developing Global Leaders

Insights from African Case Studies

Authors: Jordans, Eva, Ng’weno, Bettina, Spencer-Oatey, Helen

  • Contributes to the fostering of a new community of global leaders in Africa and beyond
  • Uses personal leadership experiences to illustrate different leadership styles, and how leaders deal with challenges
  • Provides insights into the perspectives of young African leaders on leadership
  • Addresses a growing need to internationalize insights on leadership with perspectives from Africa.
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About this book

This book is a timely guide on what constitutes effective leadership in Africa. It explores how today’s leaders in Africa perceive their role, the challenges they experience, and how they operate effectively as leaders. In the era of globalization, there is an increasing need to offer guidance on how leaders can adjust their leadership style to suit situational contexts. Drawing on case study and survey data, this book illustrates to scholars and leaders worldwide the vision of leadership that is emerging in Africa. It will contribute to the development of a new community of global leaders, integrating cutting-edge knowledge on leadership development in Africa.

About the authors

Eva Jordans has been an executive company director, a professional consultant, and a management trainer in both the public and private sectors. She has over 25 years of experience supporting leadership and institutional development in Asia, Africa and Europe. She has a track record in international project management, global leadership development and executive directorship. She currently works as an independent management consultant supporting development programs across Africa and Asia.
Dr. Bettina Ng ’weno is Associate Professor of African American and African Studies at the University of California, Davis, USA. Trained as an anthropologist she works on issues of space, property, race and ethnicity, social justice, citizenship and states within Latin America and Africa. She authored the book Turf Wars: Territory and Citizenship in the Contemporary State (2007) and is currently the co-director of the Mellon research initiative Reimagining Indian Ocean Worlds. 
Dr. Helen Spencer-Oatey is Professor at the University of Warwick, UK. She works on issues of communicating and relating across social groups. Her books, both monographs and edited collections, include Culturally Speaking (2000/2008); Handbook of Intercultural Communication (2008, with Helga Kotthoff); Intercultural Interaction (2009, with Peter Franklin); and Intercultural Politeness (forthcoming, with Daniel Kádár).

Reviews

“This book reveals powerful insights on the changing perception of leadership in Africa today. It validates my position that the future of Africa truly lies in the hands of our youth.” (Tony O. Elumelu, CON, Founder, Tony Elumelu Foundation and Chairman, United Bank for Africa (UBA) and Heirs Holdings)
“This is a timely and much needed book that, most importantly, presents experiences and insights into what it takes to be a good leader in today’s Africa. This is a must-read for all emerging leaders not just in Africa but everywhere!” (Amin Salim, TV Host, African Leadership Series “The Scoop,” Chair, Camerapix and Founder, Mohamed Amin Foundation, Kenya)

“A brilliant book on leadership in a rapidly transformative world with a focus on perceptions and experiences of young African leaders. It gives us a portrait of an emerging Africa where benevolence, flexibility and good governance define leadership. Case studies demonstrate transformational leadership across generations, and an opportunity in Africa’s emergent confidence to transform its leadership for greater economic development.” (Bitange Ndemo, Professor of Entrepreneurship, University of Nairobi and former Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Information and Communication, Kenya)

Buy this book

eBook 84,99 €
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  • Due: January 19, 2020
  • ISBN 978-3-030-14606-1
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Hardcover 103,99 €
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  • Due: January 19, 2020
  • ISBN 978-3-030-14605-4
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  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Developing Global Leaders
Book Subtitle
Insights from African Case Studies
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in African Leadership
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) under, exclusive licence to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-14606-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-14606-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-14605-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 347
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations, 44 illustrations in colour
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