Global Leadership Perspectives: Insights and Analysis

Global Leadership Perspectives: Insights and Analysis

By: Simon Western (author), Eric-Jean Garcia (author)Paperback

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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.

About Author

Simon Western is CEO and founder of Analytic-Network Coaching Ltd, an avant-garde coaching company whose purpose is to `coach leaders to act in good faith to create the good society' He is an internationally recognized thought leader on leadership, coaching and organizational behaviour. Taking his unique experience and an unusual theoretical position into the workplace, he draws on critical theory, networked theory, social movement theory and psychoanalysis to help leaders develop new insights, act ethically and create progressive change in organizations. Simon leads advanced coaching and leadership training courses to develop new `Eco-leadership' approaches to help leaders adapt to today's disruptive, network society. With over 200 registered coaches across the globe, Analytic-Network Coaching is growing fast. He shares his thinking as an international keynote speaker, academic and is author of three acclaimed books; Global Leadership Perspectives, Insights and Analysis (with Eric-Jean Gautier), Leadership: A Critical Text (3rd edn: Sage, 2019) and Coaching and Mentoring: A Critical Text (Sage 2012). Simon works directly with senior leaders on radical change strategies, organizational change and in-depth on personal and leadership challenges, drawing on his psychotherapist background. Dr Eric-Jean Garcia received a PhD in Higher Education & Leadership Development from the Institute of Education, University College London (UCL) and holds an MBA from the University of Dallas (Texas, USA). Eric-Jean is Affiliate Professor of Leadership at Sciences Po, Paris (France), where he leads several leadership programmes in Executive Education. He is also an international keynote speaker, and advisor in leadership for business and public organizations and author of two award-winning books: Leadership (De Boeck, 2011) and Le genie du leadership (Dunod, 2013). Through his work, Eric-Jean seeks to foster critical thinking, challenge taken-for-granted assumptions and beliefs, reveal dilemmas of leadership and advocate the development of contextually and ethically relevant organizational strategies.


Part I: INSIGHTS 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 Conclusion

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  • ISBN13: 9781473953444
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 328
  • ID: 9781473953444
  • weight: 560
  • ISBN10: 1473953448

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