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.
About the Author
Kathleen Patterson is Director of the Strategic Leadership program at Regent University, USA. She is an expert on servant leadership and coordinates annual Servant Leadership Research Roundtables and Global Servant Leadership Roundtables in the Netherlands, Australia, and Iceland.
Bruce Winston is Professor and Director of the PhD in Organizational Leadership program at Regent University, USA and has served as Dean of the School of Business and Leadership, growing the school in programs and publications. Prior to his academic career, Dr. Winston led organizations in the commercial printing industry.
Table of Contents
1. Converting Cattell’s Syntality to Change Leadership in Africa
2. African Leadership as Jitegemea: A Model for Sustainability
3. Entrepreneurship: Unlocking Africa’s Riches
4. Leading the way in Battling Corruption
5. Renaissance Disclosed: African Leadership in the Ebola Crisis of 2014
6. Three-dimensional African leadership: Recovering powerful leadership for the community
7.- Accelerating Africa’s Renaissance through Contextual Holistic Leadership Development
8. African Leadership Insights: The Role of Hope, Self-Efficacy, and Motivation to Lead
9. Elders Against the State: The Case of Gisu Clan Elders Reclaiming a Coffee Cooperative
10. Developing African Leaders with Storycentric Methods
11. The Stage is Set for African Renaissance.