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Global Leadership Perspectives

Global Leadership Perspectives
Insights and Analysis

March 2018 | 328 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

A critical, global counterpoint to more western-centric texts that will appeal to critical leadership scholars, those teaching leadership from a critical perspective and those teaching leadership with an international focus.


Split into two parts; its first part presents the local and regional variations in leadership from across the globe, with each of the twenty individual authors presenting the histories, cultures, tensions and social changes that shape the practice of everyday leadership in their respective region.


Regions and countries included are: the Arab Middle East, Argentina, ASEAN, Australia, Brazil, China, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, France, Germany, India, Japan, Mexico, Poland, Russia, Scandinavia, South Africa, Turkey, UK, USA.


In the second part, the editors then critically analyse these chapters and identify the key themes and specific issues, enabling the reader to challenge their own leadership perceptions and move beyond the normative, uncritical approach to leadership.


Suitable reading for leadership students, researchers and practitioners looking to enhance their knowledge of global leadership.

Chapter 1: Arab Middle East: Diwan, Ummah and Wasta: The Pillars of Arab Leadership
Chapter 2: Argentina: Gaucho's, Rebels and Dictators: Leadership in Argentina
Chapter 3: Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN): In Pursuit of ASEAN Pride
Chapter 4: Australia: Leadership Identity in the Making
Chapter 5: Brazil: Tensions, Contradictions and Development
Chapter 6: China: Paternalism and Paradox of Leadership at the Dawn of a New Era
Chapter 7: Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC): Ambiguities and Challenges of Leadership
Chapter 8: Ethiopia: The Faces of Leadership in Ethiopia
Chapter 9: France: Exploring the French Paradoxes and Promises of Leadership
Chapter 10: Germany: German Leadership: A Dialectical Approach
Chapter 11: India: Cultural Ethos and Leadership Styles: Indian Perspectives
Chapter 12: Japan: You're the Leader? The Long-Term Relationship Approach to Japanese Leadership
Chapter 13: Mexico: The Essence of Leadership in Mexico
Chapter 14: Poland: Swaying Between Functionalism and Humanistic Management
Chapter 15: Russia: Leadership in Russia: Between Hero and Victim
Chapter 16: Scandinavia: Scandinavian Leadership and the (E)quality Imperative
Chapter 17: South Africa: A Racialized and Gendered Leadership Landscape
Chapter 18: Turkey: Thriving on Uncertainty: Leadership in Turkey
Chapter 19: The United Kingdom: Dis-United Kingdom? Leadership at a Crossroads
Chapter 20: United States of America: Mourning in America: Leadership in the Divided States of America
Part II: Analysis
Chapter 21: Unravelling Leadership: Introduction to Analysis and Methodology
Chapter 22: The Four Discourses of Leadership
Chapter 23: Insider-Leadership: A Discourse Analysis
Chapter 24: Outsider-Leadership: In Search of Lack

it offers a global perspective of leadership and practice which is perfect for the Global Leadership and practice course

Dr Nceku Nyathi
Faculty of Business and Law, De Montfort University
September 20, 2019

Excellent discussion around the 4 discourses of leadership. Ideal to support leadership development and studies for those working in a multi-national context.

Mr Ian Jenner
Department of Management, Manchester Metropolitan University
July 11, 2018

This book provides some helpful and informative insights into a range of perspectives and experiences that are likely to be very different to those of our students. The contextualisation and analysis are also important elements of this text.

Helen Goodall
Faculty of Education & Social Sciences, University of St Mark And St John
May 16, 2018

This is exactly the textbook I wanted for my students. It's a thoughtful and insightful analysis of global leadership perspectives. It demonstrates perfectly the need for cultural sensitivity.

Ms Connie Nolan
The Business School (Canterbury), Canterbury Christ Church University
April 16, 2018

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