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African-centered leadership is a field of study that grew out of the academic discipline of leadership studies that emerged in the 1950s. It has been defined as an interdisciplinary field of study that examines leadership that focuses on the interests and needs of African Americans.

The Need for a New Approach to the Study of Leadership

The majority of leadership studies discourse has been centered primarily on the management of businesses and large corporations. As a subdiscipline, African-centered leadership grew out of the dearth of information about leadership from an African and African American perspective within traditional leadership studies. While the field is still emerging, scholars in leadership studies have begun to branch out from the original corporate focus and have begun to ...

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