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.

Societal Contexts of Leadership

Societal contexts of leadership
Beauregard Stubblefield-Tave

Notable Quote: On Culture and Expressing Affect—“It’s a Different Experience”

“Sometimes people said that I was angry like this is a bad thing; I don’t think a male in my position would be given that feedback.” (White Female leader)

“The issue of being a Latina is a big influence on my expression of anger. If I become angry, it means something different than when a White male becomes angry. It is tolerated a lot more in the White man, and it has a more positive impact. If I get angry, people focus so much on the anger that they forget the issue.” (Latina female leader)

“But I think, as a Chinese, particularly brought up in a very traditional Chinese ...

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