Although leadership theories have evolved to reflect changing social contexts, they remain silent on issues of equity, diversity, and social justice. Diversity and Leadership offers a new paradigm for examining leadership by bringing together two domains-research on leadership and research on diversity-to challenge existing notions of leadership and move toward a diverse and global view of society and its institutions. This compelling book delivers an approach to leadership that is inclusive, promotes access for diverse leaders, and addresses barriers that narrowly confine our perceptions and expectations of leaders. Redefining leadership as global and diverse, the authors impart new understanding of who our leaders are, the process of communication, exchange between leaders and their members, criteria for selecting, training, and evaluating leaders in the 21st century, and the organizational and societal contexts in which leadership is exercised.
Notable Quotes: On Racial/Ethnic Identity
“I’m Cablasian!” said Tiger Woods, who attained rapid fame for his exceptional golf skills especially as one of the first non-Whites to play in a White man’s game. As Caucasian-Black-Asian, he declined to allow himself to be categorized into predetermined racial categories.
On Gender Perceptions
“I think that was a pretty good job for a girl!” told to a high-powered Asian woman leader by her male superior.
On Ethnic Minority Leaders
“We’re viewed differently and I think minorities are still not as comfortable in the nonminority environments. On the one hand, I can wave my credentials, but on the other hand, there are settings in which the credentials don’t mask the fact that I’m different. … I experience the imposter ...