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.

Developing a Paradigm of Diversity Leadership

Developing a paradigm of diversity leadership

Vignette: On a Paradigm for Diversity Leadership

“There is a difference. When people ask, isn’t what you are saying true of all human beings? [I say No! A paradigm for Diversity Leadership is about] the inattention to social status and negative attributions made about differences in social identities. It is about dominant and subordinate groups, majority and minority status, having privilege or not, being in the in-group or out-group, and all that shape the different [lived] experiences of leaders. … It is also about training potential leaders to effect change in their institutions and communities.” (Ethnic minority leader about targeted training for ethnic minority leaders)

In reviewing the theories and literature on leadership, the ...

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