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Leading an African Renaissance: Opportunities and Challenges (Palgrave Studies in African Leadership)

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  • ISBN-13: 9783319405384
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Release Date: Nov 08, 2016
  • Edition: 1st ed. 2017
  • Pages: 224 pages
  • Dimensions: 0.0 x 0.0 x 0.0 inches


This book looks at the challenges and possibilities facing leadership in Africa today by providing a rich history of the continent, the complexities the continent has experienced, and the great hope and encouragement that remains. It explores what African leadership is and the possible effects it has on leaders, followers, and organizations across the continent. While some maintain that leadership of and within Africa presents too many challenges, this book argues that Africa is ripe with potential and on the verge of an African Renaissance. This book looks beyond socioeconomic factors to explore different perspectives of leadership such as holistic, transformational, and servant leadership, as well as values and ethics.

Taking a philosophical and pragmatic approach, this edited collection provides insight from African-born leadership scholars to deliver a first-hand account of the challenges the continent faces. Their unique experiences and immersion in the African world pave the way for a revival of leadership through a lens of history, tradition, economics, societal, and leadership perspectives.

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