Leadership for Development: What Globalization Demands of Leaders Fighting for Change

Leadership for Development: What Globalization Demands of Leaders Fighting for Change

by Dennis A. Rondinelli, John M. Heffron
     
 

ISBN-10: 1565492935

ISBN-13: 9781565492936

Pub. Date: 08/28/2009

Publisher: Kumarian Press, Inc.

Although the extraordinary leadership that stimulated European recovery efforts in the late 1940s and early 1950s is now widely celebrated as a model for international development assistance, the role of leadership in development is too often taken for granted. Rondinelli and Heffron argue persuasively that leadership is the hallmark of almost every successful

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Although the extraordinary leadership that stimulated European recovery efforts in the late 1940s and early 1950s is now widely celebrated as a model for international development assistance, the role of leadership in development is too often taken for granted. Rondinelli and Heffron argue persuasively that leadership is the hallmark of almost every successful effort at international development since the late 1940s, and that its absence is the underlying cause of most development failures.

Leadership for Development examines fundamental issues: the tools leaders use to achieve development goals; how culture and interdependence among governments and organizations affects leadership styles; where leaders get their advice from – experts, non-experts, academic or non-academic elites – and if it matters; whether transformational or transactional leadership styles are more effective; and the lessons that can be drawn from examining the traits of successful leaders. Focusing largely on the Pacific Basin region and Latin America, the book offers valuable case studies for development practitioners looking to increase their effectiveness in a highly interdependent global society.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781565492936
Publisher:
Kumarian Press, Inc.
Publication date:
08/28/2009
Pages:
340

Table of Contents

1) Leadership for Development: An Introduction— Dennis A. Rondinelli, John M. Heffron
Part I: The Framework: Why Does Leadership Matter?
2) Changing Concepts of Leadership in Globalizing Society—D. Rondinelli
3) Leadership for a ‘Decade of Development’: John F. Kennedy and the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961—J. Heffron
4) Reinventing Government in the Pacific Basin: Political Leadership and Governmental Change—G. Shabbir Cheema
Part II: Case Studies From the Pacific Basin Experience
5) Economic Superpower Leadership in Asia: Lessons from the Japanese and US Approaches—William Ascher
6) Chinese and Japanese Leadership: A Study in Contrasts—William H. Overholt
7) Economic Reform Policy and Development Leadership in Latin America: Chile and Mexico—Judith Teichman
8) Backwards and in High Hells: NGO Leadership in Asia—Ian Smillie
9) Leading change by Example and Spirit: Leadership Styles and Patterns Recognized by the Magsaysay Awards—Rosemary Morales Fernholz
Part III: Imperatives of Globalization: Leadership and the Problem of Change
10) Globalization, Leadership and Development: Emerging Patterns and Challenges—D. Rondinelli and J. Heffron

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